I had a funny thing happen to me this morning. I have a notebook that I use for my morning prayer time. It's divided by days of the week. On Tuesdays I pray for several specifice things including the teaching and speaking ministry God has given me.
I ask Him to teach me to:
Today, as I prayed through that list, I noticed that it overlapped with a list of women I pray for on Tuesdays. They are 3 women who have been instrumental in launching my ministry. I noticed that their names were written next to my long list of things I was asking God for.
My friend "S" was listed next to "memorize" and I know that she desires to memorize scripture. So, I prayed for God's Word to stick in her mind so she could remember and quote it to others. She has such a tender heart for those in need, and scripture off her tongue can be such an encouragement to those she serves.
My friend "L" was listed next to "study." Recently she told me how she loves to study God's Word and desires that she find the right scripture to use as she prays for others. So, I prayed for her study time to be rich and for God to lead her to verses she can turn into prayer.
My friend "S" is younger than all of us. Her name was written next to "rest." I thought of how busy she is and how she needs time to just rest. So I prayed for God to reveal when it is time to work and when it's time to rest. I prayed for her to find refreshment and peace as she rests in God.
Coincidence that these names were written next to those particular words? Coincidence that I saw the connection between these women and "memorize, study and rest?" I've read that page in my prayer journal over and over for months, but I never noticed the connection until today.
I'm thinking that God wanted my friends prayed for TODAY and in this particular way. I can't wait to hear what God is up to . . .
Coincidence? I think not!
God has a plan and He knows exactly what He's up to!