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Divinely appointed or coincidence? You decide. based on Matthew 5:8

Matthew 5:8 NCV
They are blessed whose thoughts are pure, for they will see God.

I am in a season of deeper learning and yearning for the things of God.

During the sacred Lenten season, my heart compels me to remember the Lord’s great sacrifice by sharing Communion in community and by practicing spiritual disciplines.

Coincidence or not? God works His power in ways I never expect…

I attended a service and shared Communion at my daughter’s favorite church. The pastor brought us a very touching and powerful sermon via video from Ghana where he is attending a Living Water global conference.

I left church and went to my lay ministry volunteer work with the ill. I always begin my ministry of compassion and listening by spending time in the chapel asking the Lord to use me in His name and by reading his word.

My eyes and heart focused on Matthew 5 (the Beatitudes) and I thought of the poor in Ghana and other countries.

Later I stopped in to visit with a man who shared a powerful story.  A few years ago, his heart stopped beating for three minutes and he saw God. He described his near death experience and I was blown away.

He wasn't a religious type so when he asked me to look up a verse in Matthew 5, I could hardly believe it because I had just read Matthew 5.

God used Matthew 5:8 to confirm to the man that his experience wasn't a dream. The man had never read the Bible.

This was my first encounter with someone who has experienced a life-altering encounter with God as I did years ago under different circumstances. 

I knew this person had seen God.

Furthermore, guess where he was from? Ghana

Coincidence?

Hardly.

God speaks to our spirits today. He is very much alive and he is very active in the lives of those He loves!

Listen deeply and ask God to give you more. 

He will. 

Isaiah 55:6 Seek the LORD while you can find him. Call on him now while he is near.





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