A flip of a coin.

Palma de Mallorca, Spain / June 23 2019

The longer I live, the more surprised I am how God is orchestrating incredible adventures in my life when I step out in obedience and with an open heart. Many people are seeking for big miracles, big signs of God and get discouraged if nothing happens. I believe that something is happening every day, God is creating miracles daily, we just must learn how to see them. I can say with confidence that I am blessed to live a life of continuous blessings, surprises and miracles from God and I am so happy to share them on this page.

This particular miracle happened on a verge of my 31st birthday and a few days before my little sisters wedding. Her wedding was set to take place in Spain, and due to many circumstances I was not able to attend it. On June 14th I met with her and gave her a meaningful gift in honor of her marriage, we both cried as we knew we will be apart on the day of her wedding. I fought tears for days after, when I did not see a way to drop everything and fly across the world to be with her but in my heart I was ready to do it if only there was a way.

Then I started noticing small signs of God’s work:

I went to work and a coworker shared a web site with fairly inexpensive air tickets, a flight to Spain on that web site was 60% lower than what other sites were offering (miracle #1). Then she said “lets flip a coin” and we did… she flipped the coin and as it was in the air I felt my heart beating twice as fast, hoping it will land on a crown ( it was Canadian 2$ coin), hoping the coin can somehow take me to Spain (at that point the wedding was 2 days away). As the coin landed, my friend covered it and said – now tell me, what was going on in your HEART as the coin was in the air – I said I was praying it will land on the crown and be my sign to drop everything and go. She said, this is your answer and your sign that you must go and stop thinking about the circumstances that are saying otherwise. She then lifted her hand and sure enough – it was the crown. I knew that I have to go, moreover I had a slight sense that this is God and that everything will work out.

8 hours later I was on my way to Vancouver, Canada ( remember the coin?) to fly out to Germany and then Spain and make it just on time for my sisters wedding! A sense of extreme gratitude filled my heart and I felt it was about to burst, I think I was hopping through the airport, not walking πŸ™‚ In my heart, I was so thankful to God and at the same time I could not believe I was making this trip. I remember seeing many people at the airport and I had a sense that God wants to use me to help someone. So I said a little prayer and opened my heart for that opportunity. When I got to the gate there was a lot of shuffling with the seats and I noticed a group of people standing to the side. The plane was already boarding, but I could not help it but be drawn to the crying elderly lady in the corner. I asked her what is going on and she said that her whole family is on the plain but she is not able to go because she does not have a seat and the flight is over booked. Then there was an announcement asking if someone would be willing to switch the flights and give up their seat for this lady. I knew that it was my assignment to give up my seat. The lady was flying for the first time to Europe to attend her grand daughters graduation which was happening 4 hours after the plain was set to land. If no one gave up their seat, she would have missed it. I was told that I can go through London and arrive to my final destination just 2 hours later, I agreed to the terms and in returned received a warm, teary hug from the lady and a $400 COMPENSATION FOR MY INCONVENIENCE! (knocking the price of my trip by 25%!) When I handed her my ticket, we saw that my seat was in the middle of her two daughters and we both lost it in tears of happiness. She said: ” You are right, I need to have more faith in my life!” as she ran off to board that plain and join her family! (miracle #2)

London, England / June 20th

Since my flight was switched and I was now set to fly through London, I took a train and visited the city. Visiting London has been my dream since I was 12 years old and how surprised I was to sit down in the city cafe, eating an amazing meal and celebrating my Birthday in London! ( Miracle #3) Not in any of my wildest dreams I could imagine just under 24 hours prior that God would give me this opportunity! I chose to bless that lady and in return God blessed me abundantly, making a dream come true! London was breathtaking!

Palma De Mallorca, Spain ( June 21st, 2019)

Upon arrival to Spain I was met by my crying mother, who could not believe God answered her prayer of having both daughters together at the wedding. Turns out she cried and prayed for months for me to go, but as she gave up hope – here I was, hours before the wedding arriving to Spain and surprising everyone, including myself πŸ™‚

My family was staying at a beautiful Spanish home and everyone was extremely happy when I arrived. A sense of completion was in the air as we had dinner, talked and planned how to surprise my sister. At that time she was out with a group of friends and her future husband, enjoying the beach. She arrived home late and I jumped out of the pantry to surprise her. That moment I will never forget … her tears of happiness, our hug – it was well worth it! My head was spinning, as I could not believe it was happening in real life!

A hug I will never forget…

We spend the night talking, hugging and I kept on looking over many beautiful bridal elements she had in her room. It was a dream being there by her side. The night flew by quickly and the day we were waiting for arrived. We were so happy and relaxed! I loved being by her side, preparing her, helping her get into her dress, watching her make up and hair being done…I was so thankful to be a part of it. Our relationship grew closer through this overnight. I am eternally grateful for these hours being by her side.

At 7 pm, on June 22nd 2019 my little sister married the man of her dreams and I was there in person to see it! There was not a single dry eye during that ceremony, as they shared their love in the presence of God and the closest people. It was all worth it!

Alina and David

I could end this long, amazing story here… but not yet, as there is one more miracle that God had in store for me. I got to see beautiful Palma the day after the wedding and absolutely fell in love with Spain. I was set to fly out through Frankfurt in the evening and received a notification that my flight is delayed by 4 hours. I knew the layover will be long and prepared to take the train outside of the airport to see Frankfurt, Germany.

My 6 hours in Frankfurt were so fun! I took a tour bus, saw the city, enjoyed an amazing meal and walked around the streets of old town. I was so thankful for this long layover, which allowed me to see yet another beautiful city in Europe. I finished my trip tossing a coin into this fountain and thanking God for a weekend of miracles and dreams come true.

Frankfurt, Germany / June 24th, 2019

What conclusion do I draw out of this? God is on our side, He loves us, He takes care of us, He wants to make all of our dreams come true. The Bible says in Mark 11:24 “Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they will be granted you.

When I got home I received an email from an airline that delayed my Germany flight, stating that I am entitled to $600 euro compensation for the inconvenience, making my trip 100% FREE!

Yes, God flew me to Spain for my sisters wedding – FOR FREE!

So… what is it that you need in your life? What is the next miracle that you will see with your own eyes? Pray, believe and give it into God’s hand – He will make IMPOSSIBLE – POSSIBLE!

If you are praying about something, I will be honored to join you in that prayer. You can email me at darialitvinov@hotmail.com and I will pray with you until you see your miracle!

Be blessed!

Published by DL

Believer in Jesus. I live in Seattle. Happily Married and enjoying Motherhood. People find me very open and easy to talk to and this page is a place for me to share my life with you. I believe that when we share our lives we are able to learn and support one another. I named this blog "speckle of faith" because most of the times it takes one small speckle to turn things around. I will be posting about my speckles (life revelations) and daily miracles that are present in my life. Thank you for joining me!

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