“X Marks the Spot where Morgan is going to College”
by Shelly Burke, Editor of the
Family Times; To inspire, encourage, and motivate you on your Christian
Morgan has been fretting over her college choice for several months. We’ve visited five or six colleges and she’d narrowed her choice to two of them, both very different in size, distance from home, and majors offered.
It was a difficult decision, and only she could make it.
I have been praying that God would give her a sign that would make it very obvious where He wanted her to go, and when my sister Becky talked to her earlier in the week, she suggested Morgan do the same.
Yesterday when she was getting ready for school I heard her laughing in her room. She came out with a piece of paper and said, “I got my sign!” She explained to me that her dog, Jenny, had rolled over on her floor to have her tummy rubbed and Morgan noticed a piece of paper under her. Morgan unfolded it, and inside found…a check for more than the amount she needed for her housing deposit!
To make the message even more clear, the check was from a cattle show that was sponsored by
one of her choices for college! (Morgan isn’t the neatest person in the world,
but she is always very careful with checks she receives—so clearly God put it
there on the floor under Jenny!) Colorado
Could the message be more obvious? Morgan is relieved and so happy with her decision—and I am so thankful that He answered our prayers in such an unmistakable way. Last night made her housing deposit and signed up for orientation this summer. She didn’t stop smiling all evening.
|Jenny and Morgan|
As a mom, I’m naturally a little worried that she will be so far away (
Fort Collins is about 8 hours
from home). However, she is absolutely thrilled about her choice and I know
that God will be watching over her every minute. We are blessed to have many
friends in the area—one of my best friends from college lives just 45 minutes
away and her son will be attending CSU as well! Several of Morgan’s friends who
show cattle will be attending CSU and she’s received many invitations for
home-cooked meals from friends who live close to . Ft.
Thank You, Lord, for answered prayers. Please lead and bless all the kids who are making college decisions at this time. Amen.
“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.” Proverbs 16:3
“”For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.””
“…Whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it and it will be yours.” Mark 11:23-24