Daily Devotional for Friday March 9, 2007
There are no Coincidences with God
(Proverbs 16:4, 19:21)
If there is one thing the Bible clearly teaches, it is that there are NO coincidences with God. There are so many outside elements that you have no control over in your life, starting with your birth, ending with your death, and including everything that transpires in between those two events. The reason I want to bring up this issue today, is to give you the confidence and assurance that everything that is happening in your life today is part of His Divine plan for your life.
Let me share some things with you that God is doing here at Liveprayer that is going to help us reach millions more people each day with the Truth of His Word and the hope and love of Jesus Christ. Some time next week I will be able to give you some firm details regarding the TV program being back on nationwide. Like everything God does, He orchestrates things so that you know it was 100% Him doing it. That way, all the glory and honor is His alone. There are no coincidences with God!
During this week I have had several conversations with Howard Stern's people and they want me to do a "live" hour special on Howard's Sirius Satellite Channel just like my TV program. I will be dealing with the issues of the day from a Biblical worldview and taking calls from those who listen to Howard's channel. The Liveprayer special will air on Monday, March 26th from 7-8 p.m. EST on Sirius 101. You never know what may develop from this special. So please be praying for this special broadcast, for Howard, his staff, and especially for those who will be listening that night. There are no coincidences with God!
On Friday May 25th at 8 p.m. in Ferguson Hall at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center that seats a little over 1,000, I will be doing a special live event, "Liveprayer's Bill Keller Presents An Interactive Evening of Faith." This will be a unique live event similar to what I do each night on my TV program where I deal with the issues of the day from a Biblical worldview, geared to non-Christians with an audience interaction component that will make it exciting, dynamic, and unlike anything people have ever experienced. The plan is to bring this powerful live event to a different cities around the nation each month.
People spend $20, $50, $100 to go see the New Age gurus of the day spew their lies from the pits of hell. This will be FREE, the expenses covered by commercial sponsors. I will be dealing with all of the "hot" issues of the day and in people's lives from a Biblical perspective, contrasting God's Truth with the lies of this world so many have bought into. It is going to be an incredible opportunity to reach people who are following the false religions and philosophies of the world as well as people of no faith at all, pointing them to the only Truth there is and the hope we have in this life and for all eternity in Jesus Christ. Even though it is a free event, everyone must hace a ticket. I will have ticket information next week. There are no coincidences with God.
One of the reasons I stress so much to walk with the Lord daily, be in the Word of God, pray, seek Him each and every day, is so that you will follow His plan for your life. You see, we can bring much unnecessary pain and heartache into our life by exercising our God-given free will to ignore God and rebel. However, that does not stop God from still being in control. When we are in rebellion, when we are not on the path God wants us to be on, that is when we miss the joy, the peace, and the abundance this life can offer. That is when we are missing the blessings of God in our life.
I want you to understand clearly today that it is no accident you live where you live, you work or go to school where you do, you recreate where you recreate, or shop where you shop. It is no accident the people that are in your life are there. You see my friend, there are NO coincidences with God, things just don't "happen." There is a Divine purpose and reason for each and everything that goes on in our life. That includes the good, and bad things.
The natural question becomes, why? In many cases there simply isn't an answer. Again, holding on to the fact there are no coincidences with God, helps us to build our faith during those times when there are more questions than answers. It also should give us the confidence and boldness to go out each day, knowing that God has a reason for everything we are experiencing in our life. Understanding what we are going through each day is not an accident, but part of His plan gives us the incredible freedom to live each day for Him.
I realize that many of you are going through difficult times in your life today. You are dealing with death, illness, financial difficulties, marital problems, issues with your parents or children, challenges at work or school, the walls seem to be caving in all around you. How this could be part of God's plan may seem beyond comprehension. This was the same place a man named Job found himself one day. In spite of everything, he never lost his faith in God, and it was part of God's plan to bless him abundantly.
We never know how God will deliver us from trouble, how He will bless us. Our job is to hold on to our faith, continue to praise Him in spite of the problems we face, and know He will never leave us nor forsake us. The Bible tells us that there will be times our faith is tested. It is at those times our faith becomes real to us, and grows. We grow more spiritually in the valley than we ever could on the mountaintop. It is in the valley that we recognize God as our only source of hope and learn how to trust Him. It is those times in the valley where it is just us and God that we realize how much He loves us.
I love you and care about you so much. Know today that God is with you, that nothing in your life is an accident, and that God is in control. It is no coincidence that the Lord has brought our lives together at this time in your life. I want you to know that I am here for you in your time of need. I will be praying for you. God is still on His throne, and in 100% control at all times. There are no coincidences with God!!!