Creating Spiritual Momentum



In my morning hour of power, I was reading a book by Laurie Beth Jones entitled, Jesus Life Coach. She shared a story how, as a little girl she was struggling with rejection and feeling unloved. She loved ladybugs and told God if He really loved her to please send a ladybug. At that moment, a ladybug landed on her arm. The ladybug became a tangible sign of God’s love for her in difficult situations. Even one winter as an adult she was stranded in a blizzard and she prayed for God’s help and a ladybug blew onto her coat.

Inspired by her stories, I started praying for a visible sign that God could secretly show me his love. One day after counseling a client, I went for a walk around the block to renew myself in the sunshine. I asked God to show me His visible sign of love. At that moment I looked down and there was a rusty nail. Excitedly I said, “Yes that’s it!” Jesus demonstrated His love by being nailed to the cross. I continued to walk and found another completely different nail. Just before I entered the outside building door I discovered a third unique nail–all in a matter of ten minutes. Wow! God confirmed His love in threes. I’m thinking Father, Son, and Holy Spirit! For several years I’ve been collecting nails and placing them in a mason jar. That jar full of nails is beside my bed and is a daily reminder of how much God loves me.

What could be your visible sign that God loves you?

Brent O’Bannon creates momentum for outrageous success. He is known as America’s Momentum Coach for individuals, couples in business, and companies. For more information go to and

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