We have 50,000 – 70,000 thoughts per day, many repeats like “What will I have for dinner?” But some are random, like this number that flashed across my mind in black and white several weeks ago.
As random thoughts go, I forgot about it, but then the random thought repeated, popped into my head while thinking about something else. Time passed but the number didn’t.
After telling my husband about it, he mused, “that could be a winning lottery number.” I laughed. Then, went on with my life.
But random number repeated, flashing across my mind, three, gray numbers that appeared like a black-and-white TV show from the 60’s. The number is mixed with a feeling, an impression. It’s not just seeing the number but feeling it in some way. And by the way, the number is disassociated with any number that repeats in my life such as my phone number, birthday or anniversary. It truly is random.
So, I asked God to tell me what to do with the number.
But then, on my father’s birthday the number appeared again and this time the “impression” was with a sense of urgency. I sensed that I was to do something with the number right then and I wondered if it really was the winning lottery number.
Now, there’s a little rabbit-trail to make with this story. My father taught me a lot about money – to make it, cherish it, use it. He didn’t serve money but money did serve him, taking care of a family of girls on a manufacturing worker’s pay. Since he has passed away I’ve seen in my mind him throwing coins into a body of water.
Back to the numbers story. So, I went to my favorite grocery store and had a nice chat with the clerk who had to explain to me how to play. Using the ‘one-off’ option for the Daily 3, I bet a very small amount with the hopes of increasing my chances of winning. When playing one off the ticket plays numbers one-off from the number you bet. For example, if you played “123,” “234” is a winning number.
I put the ticket in my purse.
That night around 12:00 midnight I got an impression that the number I was seeing and that I played was the winning number.
I googled “winning lottery numbers” for my state. And, guess what, it was the winning lottery number on my father’s birthday.
Here’s the catch. Since I played “one-off” I didn’t win. When you play one off the actual number you pick isn’t played but one-off of the number.
I was happy anyway – here’s why.
The number that was “flashing” in front of me I still believe was God speaking because He’s spoken to me before using His Word, but He also speaks through experiences, just as He did to people in the Bible.
The message to me from this experience was you did win the lottery. Look at your life. It is filled with experiences of God providing over and over again in “random” ways.
I’m a winner anyway – winning lottery number or not. Although I’m not opposed to God using that method if He chooses to.
God speaks in all kinds of ways.
What do you think? Has God spoken to you?