Wednesday, August 6, 2014


i recently revisited the book "if you will ask" by Oswald Chambers.  the end of the book talks about "the undetected sacredness of circumstances."

"All things work together for good. . . The circumstances of a saint's life are ordained by God, and not by happy-go-lucky chance.  There is no such thing as chance in the life of a saint, and we shall find that God, by His providence, brings our bodies into circumstances that we cannot understand a bit, but the Spirit of God understands.  He is bringing us into places and among people and under conditions in order that the intercession of the Holy Spirit in us may take a particular line.

Do not, therefore, suddenly put your hand in front of the circumstances and say, 'No, I am going to be my own amateur providence.  I am going to watch this and guard that.'  Trust in the Lord with all your heart; and lean not on your own understanding. (Proverbs 3:5).  The point to remember is that all our circumstances are in the hand of God."
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it is easy to "trust in the Lord with all your heart; and lean not on your own understanding," when everything in life is smooth and good.  it is not so easy to follow the Proverb when you face the tragedies of life: death of a loved one, sickness, cruelty, abuse, poverty, social injustice, etc.  

but, we who have a relationship with God, know the revealed nature of God - He is a merciful God, He cannot lie, He loves us, He works all things for our good when we are completely immersed in Him, He is just, He gave His best to save us.  

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding." 
street art 2014

street art 2014

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