Purpose Statement

My holy ambition is to bring glory to God through the study of His Word. I am passionate about the observation, interpretation and application of God's Word in our lives.

Sunday, March 3, 2013


I wanted to entitle this post the mystery and miracle of providence but decided simply to call it "Providence."  Miriam's Dictionary Definition of PROVIDENCE is "1a often capitalized : divine guidance or care b capitalized : God conceived as the power sustaining and guiding human destiny."  Essentially in the mystery of God events come together in a supernatural way.  Usually people are aware that God has done something and guided their lives at a particular time for a specific reason. However, God's providence is manifest and people often don't realize or recognize it.

There were three situations where I believed His providence was at play.  One was a phone call between a friend and my stepmother. A second instance relates to a very close friend who was quite ill and needed to be taken to the hospital via ambulance yesterday.  A number of events came together that only God could have orchestrated.  The third instance is God has answered a prayer of mine this week through the Scripture. The same verse has come up in about five different settings.  It is a direct answer to my concern and it seems as though the Lord is guiding.  You have to be very, very careful about applying the passage correctly. I do think it very interesting that this same passage continues to occur from a variety of sources.. 

I find Providence very comforting. It confirms that we have a loving, good, omnipotent and wise Heavenly Father who orchestrates the minutia of our lives.  There is a tension between our planning and choices and His divine intervention.  In all three cases things have worked out well. People were comforted that a personal God cares for His children and is involved in all matters pertaining to their lives.  Praise Him.

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