A Fortunate Friday

carry out or dine in?

Wasn’t planning to post today. This is too good not to share.

Rode my bike to run errands this morning. Stopped by a favorite Chinese restaurant for lunch.

This week has been stressful. Changes are afoot. Biking and solitary dining on Chinese food were in order.

Must say I don’t believe in luck. There are no coincidences. Yes, I remember the episode with the four-leaf clover. But who put it there in the first place?

Nothing, no matter how good or bad, is outside God’s control and knowledge. God loves us and is always working around us to redeem us. He holds our very lives in His hands.

There are days I struggle with this. I don’t understand. It is beyond me. How could God be in control? What is He doing?

Then I catch a glimpse of His care. He reminds me of His goodness in simple ways I can understand. No big production. No thunderbolts. Just small, quiet moments to comprehend the incomprehensible.

At the end of my meal, the token fortune cookie appeared on the table with the bill. Look what was inside.

in the palm of my hand

Something wonderful is about to happen to you.

Many things already have.

Look around. Be open to see the good in your life. And remember who put it there.

The LORD gives strength to his people;
the LORD blesses his people with peace. Psalm 29:11 NIV

Aaron Shust sings My Hope is in You. Lord, may it be so for me too. Amen.

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10 Responses to A Fortunate Friday

  1. thomas maultsby

    I really enjoyed ur story. Why is it we take for granted what we do have and aren’t thanking God constantly for what he has done for us. And what he will always do for us. The world is such a scary place now with our country’s economic upheavil and unemployment problems. It should make us all pray harder and believe in him more. I pray he has not taken his hand off this great country we live in and our best days are still ahead of us. Like Ronald Reagan said about america being a city on a shining hill….lets pray that our Lord can

  2. Joy

    Wow. That. Is. Flipping awesome and crazy. I went to my fav oriental today and had my usual, pho (Cuz I’m pho cool). Ha! I got my fortune cookie and saved it for a blog post: “all men should try to learn before they die what they are running from, and why.” , thank you for sharing this, I am glad you posted today :-)

    • Thanks, Joy. Isn’t it crazy?! btw I love pho too. My husband and I have developed quite an addiction to Vietnamese food. I’m convinced they put some addictive ingredient in it :). And you’re fortune cookie was no light weight. Deep thoughts with pho. Sounds like a great title for a post…

  3. Lesa Bauer

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this post!!!! God is Good….All the Time!

    I needed to read this this morning! Thank you! for your faithful following to His calling!

    Wishing you all a MOST AWESOME weekend!


  4. Great post as always! ;) I’ve linked your blog to mine, I hope that’s alright.

  5. Christel

    Great post! All so true! Keep up the good work!