In the fullness of time, in the perfect time, at the right time…
Most of us have grown up listening to these words in the church or in our families. I realized the depth of the meaning of these words only when I saw Jesus show up in my life when I desperately wanted him to. I thought I should share few of such God-incidences from 1 dollar water bottle to a 1000$ mission trip stories.
What are the chances that a Hotel manager would look at a customer, who looks pretty rich and says, “I feel I should not take 38$ from you just give me 27$”? This happened to me when I was in Uganda. The Airport was pretty far from the place I was residing and so I did book a hotel for a night near the airport online which said I had to pay 38$ at the hotel. The thing is that I lost my debit card a few months back in South Africa and there was no way that I could have more money than what I had in cash. I was low on money I did not have enough money to pay the hotel, taxi to airport and food. By the time I was about to leave the hotel I had just 38$ left after paying for the food. I know I had to pay the 38$ dollar and wait on God for a taxi to go to the airport or walk the 12 kilometers with 52 Kilograms of luggage. I did not share anything with the manager. There were many Indians in Uganda and they are all pretty rich as they control a good percentage of Uganda’s business revenue. So, she assumed that I am one among them and she treated me that way. But as it was time for me to pay the bill, she looks into my eyes for a while and says, “I feel I should not take 38$ from you just give me 27$”. Then I told her, my story and that I did not have enough money and things like that. She was happy that she did what God inspired in her heart to do. Later, she happily arranged the transport for me to go to the airport and the cost was 11$ which was the exact amount the hotel manager waivered.
I bought a 30$ bible with faith on credit from my university bookstore. I had no money to pay, I prayed and some old lady, whom I have never seen nor heard off before called me on my phone and said that she felt as if she should bless me with some money and so asked for my account details. I said NO she insisted, I said No. But the elderly lady felt that she should do it anyway. She got the address of my University and sent a Money order through the post and there is no other option for me but to accept it and as I signed the post it read gift of 30$.
I was in the City of New Delhi and by then I already traveled for 42 hours and I was very tired. I did not eat much nor could I drink as much as I should have. I was feeling very tired. I had to walk 300 meters from the railway station to the metro station. It was getting late and I did not want to miss the last metro and so did not stop to buy a snack or a drink. I made it to the metro and I was at the ticket counter, two people were standing before me. I knew I was about to crash, darkness started peeping into my eyes. I desperately wanted water, I was praying, God I need water, God, I need water. As I reached the counter I saw a new water bottle outside the counter and somebody might have left it there while purchasing the ticket. I knew the person would not come back for a water bottle after passing into the metro region. I was like THANK YOU, GOD. Yeah, you can call it as coincidence like I used to, but such coincidences were far so random and way too many that I dare not to call them anything other than God-incidences.
Once I had to go on a mission trip I wanted near 1000$. All I had was three weeks time. God opened up many doors and at sundry times people even mentioned how God spoke to them that I was going to this particular place even without me mentioning anything and blessed me with the finances I wanted.
Many many more stories like these over the last 5 years from when I started having a real relationship with Jesus. I should be blind, deaf and dumb in my senses and in spirit to say these are all just Coincidences. For sure these are God-incidences. I invite you to just sit back and do think of any similar experiences you had. if so, do share with people around you. If not, do pray for those. I should say nothing compares to the happiness when God comes through in your life at sundry times but in the perfect time, in the fullness of time, yeah at the right time.
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Relating to the many God provides for us… your last paragraph in GOD IN NEED… made me think of 2 Cor 4:4-6
“… the god of this world [Satan] has blinded the minds of the unbelieving to prevent them from seeing the illuminating light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves [merely] as your bond-servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” is the One who has shone in our hearts to give us the Light of the knowledge of the glory and majesty of God [clearly revealed] in the face of Christ.”
Thankful to God for shining his light in your heart and opening your blind eyes to see him with you in d all these things… Even in the fire as your recent blog post declares! He is doing the same in many many lives in Ukraine and beyond. Our God is so much greater and more wonderful than we can ever imagine. Keep clinging to him!
That verse, …Let light shine out of the darkness… is one of those verses that has been close to my heart in the last decade.