Proverbs 19:21 Many are the plans in a mans heart but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.
I love to tell real life stories of what God has done in my life and the lives of others. It is such a reminder to me that Jesus is always in control. No longer are we the captains of our own ship.
Our lives are like a finely woven tapestry of His will and purpose for our lives. I am so thankful for this. God uses circumstances in our lives to tap us on the shoulder and let us know He is with us and His divine plan is at work.
This Godcidence is about a young man named Alex and a young woman named Kay.
Alex had been attending our church (Calvary Chapel of the Q. C.) He was dating our daughter for a while and after they broke the relationship off Alex moved away. Because of circumstances in his life he moved back to the Quad Cities. Alex was on a Christian dating site when he met a young woman. They both lived in the same town. Alex noticed in her profile picture there was a mirrored wall behind her. He thought it looked like a wall in the kitchen of his childhood home. He came to find out that it was the same house that he grew up in and they were both amazed!
As the story goes, they went out on a date and realized they had a lot in common. They both dated pastor kids and they loved art and music. Kay had just started attending a church after moving into the area from Michigan. Alex told her he was looking for a church. She told him that she was attending a great church that he would love. The name of the church was Calvary Chapel. It was the same church Alex attended previously. Alex knew the God was calling him back.
God had orchestrated this meeting to tap Alex on the shoulder and let him know he should come back to the people who loved him at Calvary Chapel. This is not the end of this story but only the beginning.