In a couple of days I’m having a pretty common procedure done. It’s called an angiogram and is something fairly routine and I’m not all that worried. The problem is that I’m constantly getting tired at different times during my work day. I was taking a guy home that was working with me but he had borrowed a drill from my landlord to fix his car. His battery was in the trunk of his car and it was dead. His theory was that he would take out his backseat and drill through the steel frame to get to the battery with a hole saw attached to the drill. His key to the car was a chip not a key, so for the car to unlock, it had to have a full battery. He wanted me to stick around so he could give the drill back to me when he was done. This way I would take the drill back to my landlord and he wouldn’t have to keep it overnight. I was so drained of energy that I was having trouble keeping my eyes open. The Holy Spirit however nudged me to stay, so I did. As he started drilling through the framework, I was told to stand near him, so I peaked my head in the car only to smell gasoline. I thought at first that he might have some rags in the car that had gas or oil on them. I told him that I smelled gas but he brushed me off after he stopped drilling to smell for himself. He went back to it and this time the smell had really hit me. “TURN IT OFF NOW BILLY”,I yelled!!!! Suddenly he smelled it and stopped. He was unknowingly drilling through his gas tank and not the back seat! Praise God that He sent His Holy Spirit to impress me to stay or my buddy would have been toast. I love all the stories like these that are in my life today. God knows all the silly and dangerous things that we are about to do because He holds our future in His hands.
Published by Matthew, Karen, and God
Karen Guthrie, a retired Bank Manager, Vice President, and Matthew Moore, who works in construction, are members of the same church. In March 2014, they both joined the Oakdale Rescue Mission Board of Directors. They started sharing their stories with one another on how God has greatly impacted their lives. View more posts