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July 16, 2018

What I read today

Deuteronomy 1-2; Psalm 77; Jeremiah 11; John 9; 1 Timothy 4

Psalm 77 verse 11-15 says, “I will call to mind the deeds of the Lord; I will remember your wonders of old. I will meditate on all your work, and muse on your mighty deeds.  Your way, O God, is holy.  What god is so great as our God? You are the God who works wonders;  you have displayed your might among the peoples.  With your strong arm, you redeemed your people, the descendants of Jacob and Joseph.”

One of the interesting things about getting older is that if you look back over your life, you can see how God has worked in your life.

You can see the Spirit at work in your life.  Somehow Jesus found you.  Maybe it was in your youth.  It could have been later in life.  But when you look back, you realize that it definitely wasn’t a chance meeting.  It couldn’t have been.  Too many things had to happen for that to happen.

Then you look back and see that your relationships with others have been in someone else’s control.  People enter and leave your life.  But some of those people who remain are there pointing you in a direction.

Of course, there’s your children and spouse.  In my case, God’s hand was all over that one.  Three chance meetings over four days at a public location when usually you could go and not see the same person more than once.

As you get older, you look back and realize that things just don’t happen by chance.  God is working in the background of our lives.  If we choose not to fight him and if we decide to accept him.

Some will say it’s fate or karma, or if your a Star Wars fan the force, that moves through our lives.

But to believe that things happen for random reasons is almost impossible when you seriously look at the events of your life.

But I believe that God is working in all of our lives each and every day.  We may not see or understand what he’s doing.  But, he promises that he is there and that he will guide us through each and every obstacle we face.

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