What sense there is in life comes down to God. My heart goes out to those not knowing. Respect for people doing so well. Considering.
Could look at my own blundering through and years of behaving as though God is tagging along. Bonker intentions but somehow, here and there, trying to run the right race.
Now reassured by the call. Wanting God, direct and live and disregarding lack of human encouragement. Like the donkey to carry Messiah to the Jerusalem festival -- and a word that's come to me over the years -- God has need of me. This enough.
All that's needed. While God seems intent on engineering circumstances to encourage faith. Wants belief. God active. And in amazement at how achieved. (Compared to imagining, the all pre-seen/happened, classic view).
What me sayin'? God intent on raising our faith -yet- this almost seems to bypass the need. Err on the side of assuming coincidence until the message drops and recognise; God's 'at it' (again).
Back to 'God needs'. Know what, and; to be present with.
What is happening when there's a series of, or single, outstanding and unusual occurrence? God revealing by 'engineering' -- assists. Not best said and 'bypass'. Tends to be specific and reinforce previous signs. For confirmation and direction.Could take counter-intuitive interpretation.
And the need for our faith is real, not all about how God perceives or receives this. But God needs-for, and outcomes. Cannot do without, to achieve some of what's desired. The motivation is love for us and direction toward creation's liberation.
Recognition of who God is and what's promised. Always rooted in Biblical words, these reinterpreted into our context. God wanting to arrive, emerge -- reveal and be -- revealed. Apprehended, to apprehend the word and God, to bring about, otherwise-not, developments.
These circumstantial workings, connected to our calling. Or pre-calling. The more grown-up and reliable way is time enough and dwell with God. In the word, a song and the gifts. Where we continue to experience engineer and happenings. Yet have a connection for seems-instinctive leading and impartation.
Not looking to rely on outward signs but with inward conviction, stirred by soil fed with seeds.
OR? Something like this? Typing out loud. Document the battle. War correspondence. Write to enlarge and take ground.
'Could take counter-intuitive interpretation'. Would say my experience is God, all up, for doing good. Haven't seen much otherwise. Some discipline -- but this... good. Meaning; God into overwhelming us with love, grace and reassuring. Seek first and...*. Throwing 'counter-intuitive' in was m'oft, slap 'n dash way. Miscommunicating. More/better, would be, 'could take... -- seeing as, a launcher to respond'. Ritual, prophetic acts, re-directing upwards, fast-on, throw-away-ing, re-align. All that kind of directional stuff. Pronounce and renounce. Rally up and kick out the jams. Not least in our heads.
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