Sunday, June 26, 2022

Connecting the Dots

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Understanding God’s sovereignty is like playing the connect the dots game. At the beginning, the paper looks like random dots scattered on the page. But one dot leads to another dot, then to another dot, then to another. Every time there’s a change in your life, the pencil moves to the next dot. After you’ve connected all the dots, you can look back and see how God caused them to all fit together.

A pastor of a large church told a story about one of his church members when she was a senior in college. A friend of hers was in her math class, and God spoke to her about inviting him to her church. She didn’t do it. Several weeks passed, and every time she saw him God said, “Invite him to church.” During the last week of school, she finally invited him. They both graduated and went their separate ways. She never saw him at church, but at least she obeyed God.

Two years later, she met a man at church, which led to them marrying. One day as they were leaving church, she saw the man from her college class wearing an usher badge at the back of the auditorium. She went up to him and said, “I can’t believe accepted my invitation and you’re an usher!” Then her husband gave him a hug and asked, “How are you doing?” She was puzzled because they talked with each other like they were old friends.

She asked her husband, “How do you know him?” 
He replied, “He’s the guy who invited me to this church.” 

Inviting her classmate to the church also connected the dot to meet her future husband! God sees the big picture of your life and knows how to make all the dots connect together. Ephesians 1:11 says “God works all things after the counsel of His will.”

When you hear God speak to your heart, don’t dismiss it. You never know what that dot will lead you to. 

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