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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Bold (emotionally) (08/30/07)

TITLE: Three Letter Messages
By Brenda Welc


How many times in life has God spoken to you? I mean spoken in an audible voice when you instantly know He’s talking directly to you? The God I know is not so vocal with me, He gives me hints from time to time so I will know He’s there. The strangest things will happen or someone will say something completely off the wall and I will know it’s from God. For example, I work in the fast food industry and just the other day a little girl sitting in the passengers seat of a van tapped on her mother's arm to let her know she wanted to say something to me. She caught my attention just as I was about to walk away from the window and she said to me, “You look very pretty today.” Where did that come from? I had been feeling blue and the kind words of this little four or five year lifted my spirits to a new level. It was God speaking to me through this person whom I had never seen before. What an amazing God.

While I was away from the church God would send me signals of the wrong turn I had made, but I never connected the dots until I returned to the flock so to speak. Ever read a church sign and felt it home a little too hard? I have. Many of them. “You Need Jesus.” “Come Home.” “Prayer: How you get answers.” “ Ch_ _ ch What’s Missing? ur.” “Jesus Saves.” These are just a few examples of the many, many messages God sent to me trying to make me realize I needed to get myself and my family back into the church environment. Once I understood the need for God in my life again, the signs all made sense.

Now that I am back in church, I think God can be bolder when He wants me to see a concept. He knows I like word games. He knows I like to read and write. He is fully aware of my need for knowledge and understanding. God also comprehends I need more than simple, blunt and to the point answers, I like to look for the hidden meaning in everything. Recently God has created a fun game for me to play and receive His messages. It’s very bold in the process and plays into my emotional thoughts. I had been going through some tough times and felt like my world was crashing around me. Sitting a stop light one day, I read the license plate of the car in front of me and the first three letters were BJB. To the normal human race this would mean nothing, however, to me it was a message which came instantly evident. Breathe, just breathe.

From the day I realized what was happening I began to look for more. BLC to me meant “Be Like Christ.” I am positive He is trying to tell me something each time stress enters my atmosphere or I begin to doubt His wisdom. I can go days without seeing license plates that mean anything and I realize these are the days when I feel safe in His arms. The days when I need some speaking to God provides. IMY means to me, “In My Time or my favorite, PMC “Patience my child.”

I cannot count how many times I have seen these three letter messages in the past few months. They are not on the same car and the numbers are always different. It seems these plates showed up every time I felt like losing my mind or when I felt like screaming at the top of my lungs. God speaks to everyone differently. Sometimes it’s bold and emotional. Sometimes it comes in quiet moments. Others see it in nature. For me it’s hidden messages which are bold displays from God meant to turn my emotional spirit towards His ways. Spend some time today to focus on how God may be talking to you. When and however God speaks we should listen. I am just thankful our God is a patient God. I am not sure how many times I have missed the messages.

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Loretta Leonard09/06/07
What an unique way to look for messages from God. It is something I would have never thought about. To know that God speaks to us each day is one of the best comforts we can have. His love encourages us and keeps us on the right path. Thanks for a reminder of how much he wants to be a part of our life.
Josiah Kane09/07/07
Good title. I really wanted to know how a message could be formed of 3 letters, but this is very interesting. The diversity of ways that God talks to people truly is amazing. I have got one question though, did you ever notice the numbers?
Donna Powers 09/07/07
How wonderful that God can use even license plates to talk to us, if we are receptive. A nice testimony of the way the Lord speaks to you.
Patty Wysong09/07/07
I always read license plates and now I'll be looking for those 3 letter messages. :-)
Betty Castleberry09/08/07
I really like this. I'll be paying a lot more attention to license plates now. Good message, and good title. Very well done.
Dee Yoder 09/12/07
Great idea! I hope I remember to do this as I while away time at the traffic lights. Good entry and really interesting.
Loren T. Lowery09/12/07
A very creative and enlightened way to see how God can and does speak to us. Now I can keep my eyes and ears even more alert to His codes and signals. Great job.
Verna Cole Mitchell 09/12/07
Your entry was of special interest to me because my husband and I try to decide what the letters on license plates might stand for. I hadn't thought in spiritual terms. You have a very good organization here and have used pertinent examples. Good job.
Sherrie Jackson09/12/07
I like how you pointed out God being the bold one; it's something we might not always think about. He's been speaking to me through certain numbers for over a year now, so I can definitely relate to you and I think your license plate thing is very cool! Good luck this week! :)