Some might call these coincidences, while others refer to them as random interactions. However, recognizing them as divine requires intentionality with each encounter. This involves prayer, awareness, and courage (PAC).
I remember Christmases when we experienced a lost loved one, unemployment, or even a miscarriage.
Empty Hearts, Empty wallets, Empty wombs
All have the potential to steal the light of this festive time.
Oh, it’s easy to express gratitude when everything is going well, and I am well-rested. However, the challenge occurs when I am tired, distracted, or my expectations of others have not been met.
No matter how large or small your storm is, no matter how much was lost or destroyed, you are not alone. God is with you and powerful enough to support you and help you sort out, clean up and overcome the challenges.
I may not run away from God physically, but how often do I let distractions distance me from Him?
Jesus turned and saw her. “Take heart, daughter,” he said, “your faith has healed you.” And the woman was healed at that moment. Matthew 9:22 She had been suffering from chronic pain for twelve years. The bleeding not only had weakened her but it had also isolated her from society. In those days, a bleeding…
So don’t be misled, my dear brothers and sisters. Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow. James 1:16-17 NLT I love finding treasures buried in the back corner of a store at…
In life, I wish I could always travel that safe protected route where transitions are scheduled and most of my challenges can be predicted. However, many times, I find myself on the river where dangerous undertows unexpectedly pull me below the water’s surface, or the turbulent rapids toss and rock my world. During these times, my focus is only on the immediate moment.
When we only see and experience the details within our personal sphere of influence, we often don’t feel that we matter or sometimes that we make a difference. God, however, sees the big picture. He is directing our course, utilizing the abilities of many to fulfill His masterful plan.
Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:5 Have you ever heard of a drupe? It is a fruit with a significant-sized pit like a peach or nectarine, even a cherry.…