Monday, October 14, 2013


I've embarked on a new adventure in my life - I teach Sunday School to 5th and 6th graders. Mind you, I never thought I would become this person, but working with mold-able young people seems to come naturally to me. In addition, I recognize that by teaching I also learn.

quote by Einstein (pretty smart guy)
This year our main theme is God's providence - which is heady stuff even for me. With all of my preparation some times I feel ill equipped to pass on what God has imprinted on my heart (but this is a fleeting sensation).

Yesterday we learned how:

  • All of God's acts are purposeful The Lord works out everything to its proper end— even the wicked for a day of disaster. Proverbs 16:4 (NIV) 
  • All things are ordained by God - The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the Lord. Proverbs 16:33 (NIV)
  • Man makes plans but God establishes man's steps. - In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps. Proverbs 16:9 (NIV)

I had my own epiphany as the youngsters were sharing, and it seemed providential. I had struggled for a while with a decision that needed to be made regarding schooling for the Little One; as a matter of fact I was at the point of indecision. The students started sharing about school and their week. It turns out two of the students go to the school that I was considering and one of their teachers attends our church. It provided confirmation that my indecision was not wasted and this was now confirmation that I should go ahead with the application process. I anticipated a daunting application process, but it turned out to be smooth sailing. I attribute all of this to God, his plans and his timing.

Yesterday's lesson re-affirmed that nothing is too random, minute, or insignificant for God. God has the right, power, and wisdom to govern our lives.

Who can speak and have it happen if the Lord has not decreed it? Lamentations 3:37

Is everything a coincidence? Did you ever think something was a coincidence and later realized it was a God thing? How do you deal with the fact that God is in control? Do you throw caution to the wind?


  1. When something is heavy on my mind and I get an answer which seems coincidental or random I KNOW it's God. Glad it all worked out for you.

  2. There are no coincidences because everything is in God's plan . . . whether He makes it happen or allows it to happen. The challenge for us is to recognize and release. What keeps me centered is that ALL things work together for the good for those who love the Lord and are called according to His purpose. I share that because life has a way of throwing huge curves our way and we just need to remember that even a curve can be used by God to help you grow AND lean on Him.

  3. You have such a lovely and encouraging blog. (I found you through Pink Sunshine's blog).

    It took me a really long time to realize that coincidences were all a part of God's plan. And with that, it also took me quite a while to understand that nothing comes about unless it is in God's plan for my life. So, I thank you for that verse from Lamentations. I am currently in a time of waiting and growing in the Lord. It was frustrating at the beginning, but now that I know that it's the Lord who's in control, and not myself, I have a lot more grace and patience. :-)

  4. I don't believe in coincidence to be honest. I think everything happens as God intends it to. I think it's just easier for most to say, it's a coincidence. Glad that you're at peace with the school you've chosen or shall I say that God chose :)


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