“Where God guides, He provides. The thoughtful stranger or the perfect book popping up out of nowhere? I do not believe in coincidences.”
That was eye-popping and a real truism for me to read today as it tied into my writing today specifically and some very significant crossroads in the past writings in provocative and crystal clear ways. My own Dad always said there are no coincidences in life but I really had to see this and find out for myself! And so of course I had to reblog this excellent essay with pointers in containing one’s own life and relationship with our Lord and allowing God to Guide as one Christian man said in a movie years ago that I found an intriguing character study; “Let Go and Let God!”
It really is the simple and little things that mean the most; just like my Mom used to tell us as children or even as adults; how they are free and always there for the taking! What follows is the full context of the same point you made in the above statement in your 10 step program!
Knew you were going through a setback but don’t pressure yourself either with second guessing which is sometimes something I do at times, because you really owe it to yourself to do what makes you feel most comfortable and at peace and not put on airs or try living up to anyone else’s expectations and especially the worlds ways that in the end don’t amount to anything at all! Stay centered on your faith and seeking inner comfort from above day by day and even hour by hour! I find myself doing that now more than I ever did in my past life but I’m good with it because I can feel much more balance and happiness that way, over pretending or running around to try pretending I’m keeping up with the Jones and Smith’s trying to show somebody out there that I’m like anyone else in the world of impressing others or making impressions. I want to just appreciate and enjoy each day as a fresh opportunity to see the simple good things in my life and savor them while I also seek God’s will for me, so I can fulfill His and not my own ideas of what’s more important and what isn’t.
But read about my dog and how that was absolutely no coincidence and she needed a friend when all hope was lost it seemed and I needed her more than I know at the time which is another whole story!
And then another essay of mine that delved deeper into the connection we all should foster and seek with Jesus Christ being of paramount importance! And I’d like to add my Mom from the time I was a kid would say this following statement which I just made last night; “Mom always said ‘the simple things in life are free and they are the best things!”
Hope this helps!
God bless you and Happy New Year!
Brother in Christ Jesus,
Lawrence Morra III
It has been quite a year embedded with lessons revolving around surrender, teaching me to cultivate a deep sense of trust in God’s plan. I learned about valuing each moment, reframing my thoughts, and honoring my body’s needs. Here are some of the lessons I learned in 2021.
- Small steps add up. I have wanted to push through uncomfortable moments, feeling pressured to find a job and move into the next chapter. God has continually reminded me that life is a series of small steps that create your journey. Even those moments that feel minimal and repetitive set the foundation for establishing healthy habits and optimal success.
- Each season serves a greater purpose. Even the mundane seasons have a deeper meaning. The people you connect with during times of confusion and…
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Thank you! Yes, it really is amazing how little moments, such as watching the sunset, helps improve your gratitude for the present. I’m excited to read your blogs!
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Really cool! I just sent a message and now see this so it’s definitely more confirmation and good news!
I’m going to add some text from a message I just sent to another great friend here.
That was a very special day and I fully experienced God’s presence in our daily lives just as the glorious word proclaims; Immanuel.
“The great thing to remember is that though our feelings come and go, God’s love for us does not.” C.S. Lewis
God desires to be with us, obviously that was why His perfect plan was to come as the baby Jesus and become the perfect human being to share in our humanness. It’s really so cool when we just realize that amazing simple Truth. And what awaits us if we see this Truth and accept Jesus!
Here are a few verses of Scripture for us to meditate on.
Acts 17:27 “God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us.”
Matthew 18:20 “For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”
Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Isaiah 41:10 “Don’t be afraid, because I’m with you; don’t be anxious, because I am your God. I keep on strengthening you; I’m truly helping you. I’m surely upholding you with my victorious right hand.”
1 Corinthians 3:16 “Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst?”
Matthew 1:23 “Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel, which means ‘God is with us.”
Anything at all that comes to mind or heart, please send me a message here or my email email@example.com
I hope something in all of this helps you!
Brother in Christ,
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yes, thank you very much. This resonates.
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Hey thank you and I can tell it’s a good vibe and connections are made so it’s all good, have no fear!
Let’s trust in the Lord!