Monday, April 18, 2011

Crazy Coincidences

سلام لكم في هذا اليوم
There's this interesting thing about God. He always knows what we need to hear.

Yesterday was the first day of a 'revival meeting' at our church. The evangelist told us yestermorn that last night's message would be the best. (Of course, he then informed us that tonight's will be even better, but I digress.) Yesterday afternoon, I was Facebook chatting with one of my friends who I do a Good News Club with. We were talking about my China funds, and how much I still need, and how I'm sort of freaking out. She told me that she was sure God would provide, and that I didn't need to worry.

Fast-forward to Sunday night. The evangelist was preaching out of Daniel 2, which is the account of Nebuchadnezzar's dream. The preacher focused on verse 21.
Daniel answered in the presence of the king, and said, The secret which the king hath demanded cannot the wise men, the astrologers, the magicians, the soothsayers, shew unto the king; But there is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets...
His whole message was about how we shouldn't worry about things because there is a God in Heaven. And, predictably, he got on the subject of financial things. And God simply reminded me of Haggai 2:8.
The gold is mine, and the silver is mine, saith the Lord of hosts.
That was God, not-so-subtly pointing out that he's got everything under control. That I don't have to worry. That he's still in heaven. That everything belongs to him.

Don't you love those crazy coincidences?



Emily Grace said...

I love those 'coincidences' --but I don't call them that because I don't believe in them, I call them God's working in my life and saying "Hello! Pay attention here!" because He perfectly plans every little detail for His plan. =D
Lately it's been joy, joy, joy that He's been teaching me about. Joy is the sacrifice of praise! =)

Liberty said...

Indeed, Emily! :))