Friday, April 11, 2014

Lessons From the Edge

There is no such thing as "coincidence".

Most days when I'm praying in the morning, I ask God for a very specific thing. I say to Him, LORD, please order my steps today.
I ask Him to do this because I'm forgetful, and I need Him to cover for me.
I ask him to do it because I get stressed when there are "too many" things to do, and I need Him to make sure I get the necessary things done.
I ask Him to order my steps because I know His plans are so much better than mine.
I ask because I want to be where HE wants me to be.

And can I just say? God was so obvious in the ways He ordered my steps this week.
When I forgot something and had to go back to my desk to retrieve it - and on the way back to where I was going, I encountered someone who needed assistance - I knew God was ordering my steps.
When the lesson "I" chose for Bible study spoke so directly to the hearts of those who were present - I knew God was ordering my steps.
When I got held up in one activity, only to encounter a needy someone - whom I would've missed if I'd been on time - I knew God was ordering my steps.

Since praying this prayer, and seeing the ways God orchestrates my days, I have become absolutely convinced - with God, there is no such thing as "coincidence".

Disclaimer: The ideas and opinions expressed in this post are my own, and may not necessarily reflect those of Vista Springs Living Centers.


Leah @ Point Ministries said...

I was talking to God about this very thing this morning. No coincidences, no randomness in God's economy.

Karen Hossink said...

Leah - Some people disagree, but I am absolutely convinced!

Anonymous said...

Awesome prayer. I like how you ask Him to direct your steps. I think I'm going to start trying to do that more each morning. Hugs, Chera

Karen Hossink said...

Chera - Go for it.
And be prepared to be amazed! :)

Anonymous said...

I'm going to start tomorrow. Hugs, Chera