Monday, May 17, 2010


"Keep a record of all the times you feel guided by Scripture readings, other people, 'coincidences' (which my mother always called 'God-incidences'), music, literature, artwork, and additional interactions.  After a week, review the record.  Do you see a pattern?  If you felt you heard nothing, ask yourself how much time in quiet contemplation you were able to spend during the week.  Is it possible that God is speaking but that you are too busy to stop and listen?  Or are you expecting him, through the Holy Spirit, to speak in only one way and so are missing other avenues by which his voice might reach you?"
--Valerie Hess, "Habits of a Child's Heart"

I have "coincidences" happen all the time... many seem like interruptions, some annoying, some intrusive...  But in the end, God has used them for wonderful openings to new relationships, and new adventures to know him better.

I'll be keeping track this week - will you, too?

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