Sunday, January 18, 2009

Coincidence or God-incidence

Our church sermon today was about Faith and God speaking to you, about those moments where you wonder..."is that a sign from God (God-incidence) or just a coincidence". FOR ME, I think today's sermon was a "God-incidence".

Today's scripture reading was:

James 1:2-5
"Dear brothers and sisters, whenever trouble comes your way, let it be an opportunity for joy. For when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be strong in character and ready for anything. If you need wisdom--if you want to know what God wants you to do--ask him and He will gladly tell you. He will not resent your asking."

Our pastor spoke about Faith as well, about how sometimes things happen that we do not understand nor enjoy, however having Faith in our Lord we can and will overcome these things. I feel like God was speaking to me through our pastor...I feel like he was telling me "Tiffany, have Faith my child...I am making you strong" I know that sometimes we all dwell on the little things that we have no control over...thats life...and it will happen. However, if we can learn to put our fears and worries in God's hands and bow before him and say "Dear Lord, please guide me...I leave this in your hands"...HE WILL...HE WILL GUIDE US IF WE LET HIM!!!

I know numerous nights I have asked God for a sign that everything will be ok...or that he is in deed hearing my prayers. I know things have happened...little things...such as:

*the man on myspace who wrote me a message out of nowhere
*the sign next to our house that said "expect a miracle"
*people we have never meet following our journey and praying for us...

There are several little signs...OR are those just coincidences? I THINK NOT...I think they are what my pastor called GOD-incidence. AND today, I believe that was another sign from God, letting me know he hears my prayers...and telling me "Have faith, this will only make you stronger my are growing in faith and in character"

So if something happens next time and you find yourself asking "is this a coincidence?" Maybe so...maybe very well could be a sign from God...a God-incidence!!!!


Megan said...

Thank you for sharing. It's something I needed to hear as well. =)

Ashley said...

I definately believe that!! I hope you have a wonderful week:)

Melody said...

That is SO true. I have SO much faith that you will get preg. that I bought "baby Pifer" a baby gift tonight :)

Mimi said...

I have a book that I got from church. I am getting ready to read it and it is exactly on this topic. Does God hear us or is there so much going on in our lives that we can't hear him. It's called Wavelengths and a man from our church wrote it. After I read it, I can send it to you. I am excited to see what he has to say! Thank you for sharing this post. Sometimes I think God is speaking to us through other people's posts. Love Ya!


~the mccrarys~ said...

i really miss our old sun school class & going to that church =(

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