I had seen it coming for months. I played musical wall plugs, trying to find a spot that would help the adapter port to work. I wiggled and jiggled the cord for minutes at a time, trying to get power to start flowing before the battery ran out. I prayed over it, and gave my fears and worries to God. I prepared myself to return to the dark ages of pen and paper, and borrow a friend's computer to continue my blog posts.
Doomsday finally came this past Friday. Old Betsy's adapter port was just too loose to conduct any more power. The battery was at 30%. And here's where God shows off.
I hadn't seen my flash drive since our move last November, but God had brought it to hubby's attention when he was cleaning the day before. Hubby knew exactly where it was, and so I was spared a heart attack.
When I checked my bank account, I had income I wasn't expecting. And the difference was exactly enough for the brand new ASUS laptop I'm typing from right now. :-)
God put a strong check in my spirit to upload my manuscript files into my email as well as my flash drive. I'm soooooooo glad I listened to Him -- excuse me while I PRAISE JESUS! -- when my battery was gone and I was uploading the files from my flash drive onto my new computer, my manuscript files were empty. :-O I came so close to losing months of work on The Back of Beyond and For the Sake of One Lost. (I've been putting off the need for an external hard drive because I only have three manuscripts, but this experience has changed my mind!)
Isn't God just awesome???? I certainly think so!
So there you have it -- what looked like a writer's worst nightmare come true was actually a catalyst for God's blessing. I hope that my little testimony of God's faithfulness will encourage you to trust Him for your every need, and view potential disasters in your life as an opportunity for God to show off and bless you.
Disclaimer: blessings aren't always in material form. :-)