Read this in my inbox today:
Happy birthday, Karen !
Our prayer for u is : I cry out to God Most High, to GOD WHO FULFILLS HIS PURPOSE FOR ME. – Psalm 57:2Here he (David) states two basic facts: God has a purpose for him & God will fulfill that purpose. Both these truths combine to become that deep & wondrous theological concept we call “providence.”
Providence is the outworkung of His power & authority for His children in space & time, which means, in the things we schedule, the air we breathe, the moments we move. Providence is observed, experienced, tasted. We may even say that it’s the distinctive Christian term for reality.
Since God is sovereign, & this world is his, then every moment, in a sense, is a moment of providence. WHEREVER YOU FIND YOURSELF RIGHT NOW HAS COME BY THE PROCESS OF EVENTS HE ORDAINED. Every past of your life has led to your NOW. The same will be true tonight, & tomorrow, & ten years in the future. Our experience of providence is the present, which we know has been wondrously woven together by God.
And because God is behind it all, we, as those united to Christ by faith, are assured of this: GOD’s PROVIDENCE NEITHER GETS IT WRONG NOR LETS US GO, EVER.
In & for Christ,