God’s Providence

According to Adrian Rogers, there are thee points here we need to understand.

1. The grace of God’s purpose is mine.

2. I am guided by God’s providence.

3. I am guided by His power.

No one fully understands God’s ways and His providence but as Hayden said, “Just because I don’t understand electricity I am going to sit in the dark”

Let’s look ar those closer:

1. The grace of God’s purpose

Even when God chooses not to rule, to allow free will and others to rule in certain areas, make month no mistake, He always over rules as He sees fit.

There’s a story about a farmer who built a stack of kindling of old tree limbs he plan to burn. She noticed a bird had started to build a nest of it a nest in it. So he destroyed the nest. The next day the bird began to rebuild the nest so the farmer removed it again. After the third time, the bird built the nest elsewhere.

So to the bird this was a tragic event to the farmer he was preventing a greater tragedy. Think about how many times this may have happened in your life. This is a form of providence.

In a way, God is like a surgeon. To the ignorant they see the surgeon as mean by putting people in a coma like state as if they’re dead, to cut people’s skin open with a sharp knife, to remove and slice their organs, to put needle and thread into the flesh. To the ill-informed this seems harsh but to the diseased and injured, it is quite compassionate. Some think God is harsh but they don’t understand that God is good and loving.

2. I am guided by God’s providence.

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose.

Romans 8:28

God’s ‘working’ here is the Greek word we derive ‘synergy’ from. It is a synergy of divine energy.

3. I am guided by His power.

Robert Ketchum wrote that, “God is too good to be in kind and too wise to make a mistake.”

If God is for me, then who shall be against me.

Joseph’s story is a great example. 

As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today.

Genesis 50:20

In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will, so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory.

Philipians 11:1

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