Wednesday, June 1, 2011
It’s not that everything is coming up roses, but I have seen the favor of God this past week. I use to believe in coincidence, until I met Jesus. Now for sure I know that every morning when I meet Him for coffee, prayer and the Word, my day will be sprinkled with reminders that He’s close, He’s helping me and He loves me! Here is a recap of the favor of God that I've been seeing this week:
I’m part of a praying army for a friend’s co-workers. They gathered together at a memorial service last weekend and the message was so anointed that a dozen of them gave their lives to the Lord.
The dentist made my husband a wonderful (expensive) partial but he hates to wear it. He misplaces it because he removes it so much. At work the other day, he lost it just before he was scheduled to give a presentation. He frantically drove all the way home to look for it. I stayed in the office and prayed and felt lead to trace his steps in the parking lot. I found it intact amidst all the tiny gravel!
The clerk in the mall beauty salon did not carry the hair product I asked about but she had a discounted similar item and decided to let me have it for free!
Same thing at Lowe’s, we needed trim board to fix our house and they cut it and discounted it 74 percent for us. Amazing how the little things mean so much.
Here’s the kicker. A praying friend of mine was advised that if she did not increase in sales, her job was in jeopardy. She asked God to help her and send buyers to her. In one month, she doubled her expected quota.
In Hebrew there is no such word for coincidence. There is a term that is tossed around, “mikreh”, which means divine happenstance and that would be the closest call to coincidence. The formal translation is "Karah m’Hashem" and that means it happened from God. It means that absolutely nothing that occurs happens without His hand in it, even the most insignificant things.
No, I don’t believe in coincidence anymore. Everything is not coming up roses, but the Lord is with me.