Sometimes it’s amazing how things happen. I had just sat down in front of my computer after taking a shower. I was preparing to do work stuff. I was also thinking about a sharing that I’m supposed to do tom for the Christian Life Program of the Singles For Christ chapter I belong to.
I often get invited to give talks about God’s love. It’s a topic I’m familiar with and I can do impromptu. I know it because I’ve experienced and continue to experience it everyday.
I was just thinking about my talk tom when I decided to open this web site that my friend Lizza told me about. It’s called “3 minute retreats”:http://www.loyolapress.com/3-minute-retreats-daily-online-prayer.htm by Loyola Press. It’s basically a quick way to get your prayer time done each day. You should check it out. I digress. When I open the site, bam! The topic or retreat for the day was about God’s love. How’s that for a sign or coincidence?
I’m sharing the passage that was in the 3-minute retreat.
*Psalm 139: 1-3*
bq. LORD, you have probed me,
you know me:
you know when I sit and stand;
you understand my thoughts from afar.
My travels and my rest you mark;
With all my ways you are familiar.
I’ve learned that throughout my life God has shown his love for me. He has shown it through everyday miracles like just waking up in the morning. He has shown me his love by giving me a wonderful family, great friends and just people I meet along the way who have made a difference in my life.
Have I told you about the time that I got placed in the ICU in New York? It was just supposed to be a checkup with a specialist that turned out to be a 5 day stay in the hospital. I got better thanks to the wonderful doctors that cared for me but the bigger miracle was that we didn’t have to pay for the ICU. The specialist that looked after me found a way to fund the hospital stay. That’s saying a lot since being hospitalized in New York is extremely expensive.
God continues to show his love for me everyday. He might not give me all I ask for otherwise I’d be dating a supermodel and driving around in a Porsche Cayenne but he gives me everything that I need.
He knows me inside and out. I’m starting to trust in his plan for me. He knows what is best for me, when to give it. Sometimes bad things happen in our lives but that’s not to say that it’s not part of a grander scheme.
I’ve been living with this disease for 25 years. I could look at it as something bad or as God punishing me. Instead I saw it for what it is. A situation that has allowed me to grow as a person and allowed me to have such a wonderful opportunity to share with others the things I’ve learned. This includes how God has worked his love throughout my life.