That is the question. I often wonder if the things that I think are random really are random. A while ago I wrote this post on a verse from Jeremiah. I had been running into it several places so I don't think that when I randomly clicked on a link to someone's blog that when I pulled it up that first of all her name was Lauren, my daughter's name, and secondly that she had that same verse at the top of her blog!
A couple of weeks ago I called in to make a pledge to my favorite radio station K-Love and in the process of taking my pledge they asked for my email address. I gave them one that I only use for certain things like notices from Lauren's day care, and it has the number for our wedding anniversary at the end,828, the guy on the phone asked me if it was from Romans 8:28 and I really wasn't familiar with that passage but much to my surprise when I was reading before bed that same night in Grace Based Parenting but low and behold that verse was mentioned!
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
When I got to that page and saw that verse on it I about fell out of the bed! I couldn't believe that a verse a stranger mentioned to me on the phone that morning was now in this book that I have been reading and it was that very same day.
Random, I am beginning to think not! God knows what he is doing. All of these things that I may think are coincidences are all a part of His great plan for my life and how wonderful is it that he uses things like a radio pledge a-thon and a book to bring these things together! Or blogs that I just randomly click on.
We are leaving to go to Branson in about an hour! I am so excited. We are going with my dad and my step mom and we will be gone until Monday. I am so looking forward to a nice relaxing weekend.