Yesterday, I started telling you about how God had been working in my life, and I didn’t realize it was Him. I left off with me having just received word I had got the job in Orlando and was packing and making my way there. Today, let’s keep going so I can tell you about the love I felt.
My daughter and I arrived in Orlando with all our things and rented a little one-bedroom apartment near the airport. We didn’t need much room as she was two. If you recall, I was paying for an apartment and a mortgage on my home in West Palm Beach. I couldn’t afford anymore, and I wasn’t even sure how I would afford both of those on a brand new paycheck in a brand new town. The only thing I was confident in was I had a good realtor back in West Palm Beach who knew my situation.
Never saw it coming.
Three weeks had gone by, and it was time to make another mortgage payment.
Guess what, folks?
I received a call from my realtor that my house was under contract. He had found a buyer for my home, and there was no need to pay the next mortgage payment. Can you picture me doing a happy dance all around the 800 square feet of my new apartment?
Admittedly, at the time, I still didn’t realize God was providing for me. I still didn’t realize God was in the midst of my life. At this point, I still think I had good luck and a good realtor. However, when I look back, God was all over the situation, and I am so thankful I can see that now. My regrets about the situation are that I didn’t see God all over it then.
I am in a new place.
Times have changed, and I have changed. I recognize God in the midst of my life now. Moreover, I give him credit for what has occurred, and I don’t give luck credit anymore. I mean, when you think about it, luck doesn’t have feelings; it doesn’t love me, provide for me, or give grace and forgiveness.
Luck is just an action verb or adjective. I don’t even know what kind of English grammar word it is, but one thing I do know – luck isn’t God.
God is love – he isn’t luck. Lucky describes a 3 legged, blind dog who can’t hear, right? That’s what they always say. No. God is love, and he loves each one of us.
How do I know that?
Because he sent his Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross for our sins. Take a gander at John 3:16. That describes love for us, not luck.
Father, thank you for sending your Son to die on the cross for my sin. Thank you for loving me even when I wasn’t acknowledging you or your provisions. In your Son’s name, I pray, Amen.
This story gets even more interesting and intense as God moves all around. Have a great day, and I’ll chat with you tomorrow. In the meantime, take a look around and see God’s provisions. Thank him.
In His Service