Wednesday, February 4, 2015

True Love Stories: God Sent Him A Map

Remember that pickup line where the guy tells the girl, "Babe, I'm lost. Can you give me directions to your heart?"

Pickup lines aside, did you know that God is in the matchmaking business? And that He can give you a map that leads you to your perfect match? 

Who knew that God would send directions to someone's heart for you? You're about to read a true love story of how God sent a certain man directions to a certain woman's heart!


Intrigued? Read on...

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God Sent Him a Map
Susan J. Reinhardt's true love story

I'd been praying for a special guy to come along and sweep me off my feet. Not a lot was happening in that department. My friends and I would joke about my one date per year - usually a total disaster.

One day, I was reading in Proverbs where it says, "He who finds a wife finds a good thing." Hmm, he was supposed to find me. I immediately prayed, "Lord, I know You promised I'd get married, but this guy hasn't found me. Could You send him a map?"

Not long after, my best friend called me and told me she'd heard about a new Internet dating site on a popular Christian radio program. They matched people on 29 categories unlike most of the other sites. I'd heard enough horror stories that I wasn't very receptive to the idea. "Oh yeah, that's a great way to meet an ax murderer."

But her words stuck. Maybe it was worth a shot. So, I filled out this humongous profile questionnaire, paid the fee, and waited. And waited. I received a few matches with long gaps in between. Most turned out to be non-princely frogs.

In 2002, the Lord began speaking to my heart about returning to Bible School. I couldn't fathom why since I'd already graduated from Bible School. It would require that I quit a well-paying job and put my life on hold for a year - or so I thought.

Finally, I yielded to the promptings of the Holy Spirit and applied to the school in upstate New York. As part of the commitment, I cancelled my membership in the Internet dating service. I guessed I had missed God on that one.

Two weeks later, I got an email from them: You have a match. Huh? I thought I cancelled the subscription. I talked to my best friend, and she shrugged it off. "Why not answer? It probably won't work out anyway."

David and I began communicating through the site and then by telephone. The fact that I was attending Bible School in a few months caught his attention and intrigued him. A devout Christian, he loved talking about the Word of God.

We met in person a few days after Christmas 2002. As we got into his car, he threw a number of maps into the backseat and apologized. "I'm known as the original map guy."

When he arrived home that night, he called me and asked if I wanted to pursue the relationship. I told him I'd like that very much. He then proceeded to say, "Good, because I'm going to marry you."

God sent him a map, and we were married a year later. 


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Author bio: 
Susan J. Reinhardt's publishing credits include her novels, The Moses Conspiracy, The Christmas Wish, and The Scent of Fear, as well as devotionals, short articles, and contributions to anthologies. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. A widow, daughter, stepmom, and active church member, Susan resides in Pennsylvania. When not writing, she enjoys time with family and friends, reading, couponing, gardening, and finding small treasures in antique shops.

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Buy Susan's book The Moses Conspiracy:
Amazon.com, http://amzn.to/1vsoXHB

BarnesandNoble.com, http://bit.ly/1CYUlhu

Kobobooks.com, http://bit.ly/1F5DsRH

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Connect with Susan:

Blog - http://susanjreinhardt.blogspot.com

7 comments:

  1. Hi Alexis -

    Thanks for having me on your blog today. It's such fun sharing our true love story. The only thing better was living it!

    God bless,
    Susan :)

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  2. Hi Susan,

    Thanks for taking the time to share your true love story with my readers! They say real-life stories are better than the best fiction and your story proves that saying true! :) May God bless you! :)

    Sincerely,

    Alexis

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  3. Susan, what a sweet story! I enjoyed seeing the picture of you two. You made a lovely couple. :) Thanks for sharing your story. Alexis, thank you for hosting Susan!

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    1. Dear Karen,
      I am happy you liked Susan's story! :) God bless you.

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    2. Thanks for your comment, Karen. This is the first picture I've posted of us on the Internet. I only had regular photos. This is actually a digital picture of a picture.

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  4. Waiting for God's timing always brings about godly results. Thanks for sharing your story.

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    1. Hi Ye Olde Rev - Thanks for your comment. It was the happiest time of my life. :)

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