Sunday, January 18, 2009

Is it just a coincidence?

Do things ever happen that you this just by chance? Or do you see little things like this as a tender mercy...... a reminder that we have a plan.........a whisper of something divine.

For instance-

My son told me he wanted a new picture of Christ. He wants the new one that has Christ surrounded by a flock of white sheep, yet in His arms He is cradling a black one. He insists he needs this picture in his room. I am in the car running errands a few days later, and decide to turn the Glenn Beck show on. He begins to talk about a painting he loves, and describes the same one my son did. He tells an AMAZING story about how he was anonymously sent this painting. I won't retell it here, because it was so personal and spiritual,and a little long, but suffice it to say I was bawling in the car. I needed his message that day- if you heard it, you know what that message was, if you didn't, I will search for a link to the transcript. It was amazing.
Was it by chance I heard this and it touched me so deeply? Was it by chance my son was drawn to the same painting?

I had 2 clients come in last week who started to talk about budgeting and finances, and the new goals they have set. You all know I am a Dave Ramsey freak, as his motto is even my blog title, but I have needed a shot in the arm lately. I feel like I will NEVER get the final payment finished off (stupid 2nd freaking mortgage! what was I thinking?) and have felt my spirits getting weak. These clients gave me that boost- that reminder, that little nudge- to keep on going. It is crazy to think something this powerful comes easy. I loved hearing where they are at and just found it funny that with all the people I see week in and week out, they came at this time. They are both recent followers of Dave Ramsey.
Did they both come in last week by chance?

I was just drifting the aisles of the store wanting something yummy. I have a lifelong devotion for an occasional Alligator Jaw. (I didn't take a picture and if you search all you get is gross real alligator mouths on your screen so forget it) I couldn't believe it- the bakery department had one. Whopper eyes, cherry nose, and everything. I snagged that baby and enjoyed it while watching Barrett Jackson auctions with my hubby. You need something like that to get through 4 days of auctions, anyway. But is it just me- or is life full of cool things like this happening?

Well- just kidding about the Alligator Jaw, it was delicious and all, but I didn't consider it divine intervention. The other things...well....they were cool for me. Why not give a little credit?


Kristina P. said...

I think that there are things that are merely coincidence, and then there are things that are little spiritual nudges and hints. I don't know which one the Alligator Jaw was. ;)

Wendyburd1 said...

Those were cool things, a little deja vu like. I haven't seen any special messages or lil hints lately, but I hope to again someday and soon!

Bobie said...

I believe moments like that are DEFINITELY divine!! I think everyone has them all the time, it's a matter of being in tune with the spirit and recognizing them. As for the alligator jaw?? I believe that was also of a divine nature. :)

Bobie said...

Oops, I wasn't done. How could something so yummy not be divine??

Marie said...

You had to watch the auctions too!!!! OH, kinda painful for me ...but I did not have a ALLIGATOR JAW!!! That would of helped, huh?!
I love the other sweet of your cute-boy!

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

Absolutely not a coincidence. And very, very cool.

Lee W - The Way I See It said...

thank you so much for stopping by my blog. The Somerset thing ws SO cool and so unexpected! It was fun to see that someone came to visit me because of it- I did the same thing!! I loved reading your blog. Please come by again, and I will too.

PS- nothing is by accident. I love the sheep story.

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Me said...

I think what you experienced here was truly divine! I truly believe that there are random things that happen by chances but the majority of lifes "moments" are meant to be. For one reason or another we are meant to learn, grow and experience certain things!

I'm not even going to comment on the alligator jaw :)

P.S. Sorry about the previous comment. That would have been me. I forgot I was signed in as my "other persona"

Jeremy and Ashley Bogard said...

I love when stuff happens like that. You inspire me every time I come over. You are truly amazing!

Jillene said...

I love when things like this happen. It lets us know that Heavenly Father knows us individually and he is looking out for our well being!!

So said...

I do believe that there are times where things/people are placed in our paths for specific reasons. Yesterday the whole sacrament meeting was for me. It was. And I'm grateful for it. I'll have to look up this picture you talk about. It sounds wonderful.

slytrifecta said...

I don't believe in coincidences!!!!

Shannon said...

Sometime choco is totally divine intervention!

Last Sunday, we went over to the Heywoods with some surprise brownies. Cami and Ty started freakin' out. She said they were just talking about coincidences and would be like us wanting brownies and then the Miller's show up with some.

Very divine:)

ramsam said...

I love the brownie story.

And happily I see, most of us believe in sweet intervention like this. No wonder we are all friends.


The Burtons said...

Mona...why, oh why, did you have to remind about alligator jaws. That bakery on main...I was pregnant and hot in Utah, in August, you where mad a the book "Good earth"...and then we walked into that bakery. All troubles went away...that was good times.
Thanks for the Dave Ramesy reminder. I have been feeling the same way lately.But cent by cent...we will make:)

Strawberry Shortcake said...

I love it when the Lord gives us these moments (especially food, unfortunately :) It's times like these when I that I know and believe is confirmed... he really does know us individually. What wonderful experiences :)