• Michael Haldas

Godincidences or Coincidences


“Do not say, ‘This happened by chance, while this came to be of itself.' In all that exists there is nothing disorderly, nothing indefinite, nothing without purpose, nothing by chance." (St. Basil the Great)

"There are no random encounters: either God sends us the person we need, or we are being sent to someone by God unbeknownst, to us." (Father Alexander Elchaninov)

"If anyone truly desires to do the will of God with all their heart, God will never abandon them but will constantly guide them along the paths of his will. If someone really sets their heart on the will of God, God will find even a little child to illuminate so as to communicate His will to that person." (St. Dorotheos of Gaza)

"When Paul describes himself as"the least deserving of all God’s people,” he means that without God’s help, he would never be able to do God’s work. Yet God chose him to share the Good News with the Gentiles and gave him the power to do it. If we feel that our role is minor, we may be right—except that we have forgotten what a difference God makes.” (Life Application Study Bible, Ephesians 3:8)

“Often we think that events"just happen” to us, but.., God may use common occurrences to lead us where he wants. It is important to evaluate all situations as potential"divine appointments” designed to shape our lives.” (Life Application Study Bible, 1 Samuel 9:3-27)

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