Meet the Godwinks Guy
Beliefnet's SQuire Rushnell on Good Morning America, April 24.
We caught up with SQuire to talk about the power of Godwinks and how he came to understand them in his own life.
What exactly is a GODWINK?
SQuire Rushnell: A godwink is what some people would call a coincidence, an answered prayer, or simply an experience where you'd say, "Wow, what are the odds of that?" It is a synchronicity so astonishing, or a message of some sort that is so clear, it has to come from God!
How can GODWINKS help us?
They let us know we are not alone. In times of uncertainty what we desire more than anything else is certainty. We want to know that our families are safe, that we won't get downsized, or that we'll have enough in the checking account to make it through the month. We crave certainty when we get a scary medical report. And we long for certainty in our relationships. It's during times of uncertainty that we especially need to get connected to our faith. We need to believe that our lives are not random, like twigs floating on a stream to destinations unknown. Instead, we need to know that we all have a greater purpose, that someone really is up there watching over us, and we're always on an incredible GPS…what I call God's Positioning System™…never alone. To me, the best thing about godwinks is that they are tangible signposts along our way, giving us hope, replacing uncertainty with a genuine feeling of certainty that everything is going to be okay!
What is the basis of your faith?
I was raised in a God-respecting Christian family in a small farm community in Northern New York State, rooted in my faith right from childhood. But it fully blossomed when my son was born in cardiac arrest 25 years ago. His lungs had become clogged in the womb. As he lay in a hospital incubator with wires and tubes coming from his small body, I studied the gauge on the respirator indicating that he was breathing only 5% on his own—the machine was doing the rest. I pledged to God that I would pray for him around the clock and pleaded for Him to save my son.
That must have been frightening…
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