When I pray, “coincidences” happen…

William Temple was an English bishop known for many things including his teaching and writing. A few years ago I came across something he said that has really stuck with me.

When I pray, coincidences happen. When I don’t, they don’t.

Today’s devotional is not overly complicated. My point is (a) that the supposed “coincidences” you experience after you pray aren’t necessarily coincidences; and (b) that those “coincidences” should encourage you to keep coming back to our answering-God in prayer as you see him actively working in your life.

In Psalm 145:18 (NIV) David says, “The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.”

So seek God’s will in prayer, honestly and wholeheartedly. The supposed “coincidences” you experience after you pray aren’t necessarily coincidences! They should encourage you to keep coming back to our answering-God in prayer as you see him actively working in your life.

He answers. He encourages. He is near.

When I pray, coincidences happen. When I don’t, they don’t.

By Matthew Ruttan

lion50

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s