The definition of Serendipity is the gift of finding valuable or agreeable things not sought for. I experience them every time God reveals Himself through His creation. I experienced it recently as I gazed at the moon shining on one of those clear mountain nights. It occurred to me that the moon always does its job. It goes from the dark of the moon, to the quarter, to the half, to the three-quarter, and finally to that glorious full moon, every single cycle. Not only that, but reverses the process back to the dark again.
Have you ever known the moon to fail in is ordered changes? Have you ever known the seasons to fail? Have you ever known the bear to not hibernate or the majestic buck deer not to shed his antlers every season? Never! Why? Because God ordained it to be so. All creation follows His orders without fail. Genesis 8:22, While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, and day and night shall not cease.
What if every one of us would form the habit of allowing God to order our days instead of insisting on our own agenda? How much better our lives would be. I know because I am learning to do just that, and I regret not learning it sooner. Since I was very young I have been a planner. Every day of my life I had a written agenda, and if something happened to interfere with that plan, I would become frustrated, and sometimes angry. I was depending on my own resources to give my life meaning, and if things didn’t go according to my agenda I felt like a failure. Talk about stress? Am I saying we shouldn’t have a plan? No, because that can also be a time waster. But if we surrender our days to God and allow Him to order them as He will, life can be so much more peaceful and secure. After all, God knows better than I what is good for me.
So, dear reader, if you have never been able to grasp that perfect peace that seems just out of your reach, go ahead and have your agenda, but try submitting every single day to God and obeying His every order. Then trust Him that every interruption to your agenda is His plan.
Proverbs 3:5&6: Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths.