I know not everyone believes that we have a Heavenly Father that works in our lives every second of every day, but I’m here to tell you that I definitely believe it and here’s why.
The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent. Exodus 14:14
(This is just one of many examples of “coincidences” over the course of my life.)
Long story short, this past weekend I found out that I was going to have four extra children, along with my own two young sons and my Alzheimer’s mother during this entire week. Added to this, my husband would be out of town on business.
I want this to sink in…six kids, one mother and…me.
Okay, not a big deal. Hey, I love kids and I’m pretty much a big kid myself. This should be all good.
The problem was that I had a big business meeting on Tuesday afternoon that could be a determining factor of future endeavors and I really didn’t want to reschedule since it had already been moved from the week before.
Fast forward to Sunday.
I sang at church (even though it wasn’t very convenient since I already had said six children and mother), and saw a dear friend of mine in the bathroom right before the service was about to begin.
Here’s where I felt God’s presence in a huge way.
I love this friend, but there was absolutely no reason why I should tell her my dilemma when she had just told me that she was leaving that afternoon for a mission trip to Brownsville, Texas to teach Vacation Bible School.
But, I felt this huge urge to dump my situation into her lap even when I had no clue why I would do that to this poor lady.
So, I followed the God prompt and dived into my sob story.
Lo and behold, she looked and me and said, “Meg, why don’t you ask Susan to help you. You know she used to be a kindergarten teacher and she also was a caretaker to an Alzheimer’s patient.”
Duh. I, of course, knew this, but had totally forgotten about this friend’s “special” talents.
Subsequently, I asked our friend Susan and she said she would be happy to help me.
Everything worked out perfectly and she watched my sweet people while I went to the business meeting praising God for His perfection. I truly could never have worked it out any better myself.
See, God is like that.
All you have to do is look around to see how God takes bad circumstances and makes them into something good. Or how things work out when they really shouldn’t. Maybe you get a feeling or a vision or a gentle tugging on your heart.
These are ALL God moving you in the direction you need to go.
We have to be still, quiet and in tune with God in order to best be prepared to HEAR His leading.
Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices! Psalms 37:7
First of all, I NEVER see the first friend mentioned above in the bathroom before church. In fact, she doesn’t normally go to the 9:30 service; she goes to 12:30. Secondly, who is a kindergarten teacher AND a Alzheimer’s caretaker…well, Susan is. Thirdly, how could this situation be more perfect?!!?
I just don’t see how it can.
My belief is that there are no coinky dinks…there are definitely “God Chances”, but not coincidences.
I could name off a dozen “God Chances” right now, but I won’t bore you with the details. So, my suggestion is that you look around and start noticing how God is working in your life in big and small ways. You’ll be amazed and consequently, glad you did!!!
Some Wisdom for Today: Proverbs 16:7 – When a man’s ways please the Lord, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.