Bonus Weekend Post! Coincidence? I Think Not!


Welcome, back!  I’ve already told you how my youngest came up with the blog’s title.  Today, my other daughter had the insightful idea to add in an audio component to each post.  She was spot on with her constructive feedback, and I immediately backtracked to record my first two posts!

I love listening to my favorite devotions when I’m short on time while I get ready in the morning. How about you? Maybe you listen to a best seller on audible or a sermon on Spotify? However, as practical as her tip was, especially for the ever-multi-tasking human, I knew she suggested the feature out of necessity as opposed to preference or convenience. 

My daughter has at least two reading disabilities, including dyslexia.  If there is too much content on a page, she must scrape together every ounce of energy to process what she is seeing, then remember which rules to apply to which letters and then sound it all out in a way that she can still comprehend what she is reading.  It’s exhausting, but she’s a trooper! 

While attending cyber school last year, she was introduced to a variety of apps and electronic modifications which optimized her ability to do talk-to-text, as well as, you guessed it, have text read aloud to her.  It was a game changer!  No wonder she was the child who suggested to add in audio, and I love her for it!

If I’m her mother and I so willing provided a perfectly tailored tool she needed to be more independent, how much more willing is our Father in heaven when it comes to meeting our specific need? Here are two of the most reassuring verses I’ve ever come across which make this very point:

 Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

Matthew 6:25-26

What’s one need you have that was met yesterday or today?  Can you think back to a time when everything aligned perfectly so that the quintessential coincidence unfolded before your very eyes?  That was God meeting your needs! Before you go to bed tonight, try thanking Him for these times and ask that He reveal another provision to you tomorrow.

The more we upwardly shift our focus, what we think we “need” begins to better align with what He also wills for us. By pressing into Him and His Word, we not only experience an alignment of wills, but we also deepen our relationship with Him, and He continues to fill a void in us that could only ever be satisfied by Him to begin with.