Serendipity strikes across the sea again

Yep – yet another ‘God-incidence’ showing we live and breathe in Him and by His Grace. Am still so grateful 26 years later: thank you for saving me Lord.

Upon checking my email earlier today I noticed these two heading up my blog’s in-tray:

51GZypJOzzL._SX324_BO1,204,203,200_Upon opening the first I find a re-blog of a post by Scottish-born Paul Eliot dedicated to Tim Shey, the High Plains Drifter whose pilgrimage on the roads of America reminded Paul he’s a stranger on the earth. Now that reminds me I was dreaming only hours earlier of looking at some crinkly terrain I knew was somewhere in mid-West USA (maybe ‘badlands’, Dakotas?).

But what hit me between the eyes was a reference in Tim/Paul’s post that relates to one I’m drafting for later today on the return of a prodigal.

And today’s encouraging prophetic word from Scotland connects not only into the Americans’ theme of the Presence but it also relates to the prodigal’s situation!…

LION BITES: ABIDE AND REMAIN

Come to me all who are weary, for my yoke is easy and my burden is light. Come away with me that I might refresh you – your body, soul and spirit.

Come and be with me, stay with me, abide and remain in my presence. I am all that you need. It is good to be still and know that I am God. Do not be distracted by the things of the world around you but instead come into my presence where you can look upon me, your strength and your song,

I am all that you need. I am your provider and I am your protector. I am your lover so remain here in me.

My child, remember who you are – an overcoming child of the Most High. All power and authority are given to those who abide in me.

John 15:4-5
Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me. I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.

Note: for more about the significance of serendipity read God-incidents page.

8 thoughts on “Serendipity strikes across the sea again

  1. Here is a good quote from a well-known son of Scotland:

    “The disciple who abides in Jesus is the will of God, and his apparently free choices are God’s fore-ordained decrees. Mysterious? Logically contradictory and absurd? Yes, but a glorious truth to a saint.”

    –Oswald Chambers

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  2. What is especially amazing about this, Richard, is that your blog had been recommended to me by a friend only a few months ago, which is when I wrote the post. So good to hear from you. Also, my dad had written to me a few days ago saying that ‘abiding in Jesus’ from John 15 may be God’s word over 2016. Every blessing,

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