Have you ever picked up your Bible and read a passage of Scripture … or read the current day in a daily devotional … or maybe prepared for a small group lesson … or possibly read a passage or chapter in a book … or listened to a sermon or message … etc … and thought …
‘Wow! Based on what I’m going through right now that was exactly what I needed to hear (or read). I don’t know how God does that.’
Me neither …
Then you stop and think about all the people in the world who are at that very moment experiencing a similar ‘Wow!’ teachable moment with God and … well, it simply blows your mind. It is beyond the capacity of the human mind to comprehend such.
Such a conclusion as above reveals a belief about the nature of God as being reactive to the trials and tribulations in our lives.
Such a conclusion suggests that:
God reacts to man.
But I truly believe that.
Man responds to God.
And that response is at God’s prompting through the conviction and teaching of the Holy Spirit.
Now put on a different set of glasses to evaluate that ‘Wow!’ teachable moment.
Like a divine conductor, God has orchestrated all the moments of our lives, all the people we have encountered, all the circumstances of our lives, known our every response and action before they ever occurred, and that teachable moment is but the final note of a song … one of many songs on a lifelong album.
Thank you Lord!