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Fortuitous

Fortuitous means, "happening by accident or chance". You may have worked hard to achieve something. That is not fortuitous.


I think of being in the right place at the right time as fortuitous.

Fortuitous also means unforeseen, unplanned.

I prefer to think of fortuitous as a positive, good-fortune event, or a "happy accident".
But is can also describe and unfortunate event or accident.

Graham Cooke talks about "the suddenlies of God", to describe events like David's anointing by Samuel or Moses at the burning bush. I think that God loves to surprise us with gifts and opportunities and that He sets ambushes for the enemy.

It's the music

I had a dream this morning where I was having a conversation with pastor-teacher-theologian-revivalist who played a key role in my life twenty-one years ago who I greatly respect. I was telling him my story and he kept playing this music sort of in an interrupting way as I continued to share with him, seeking any counsel he might have for me. I asked him what that music was and he said it was "boom". What does "boom" mean? I don't know. But what I do believe is that music can be very powerfull.

I think that there is music coming that will be an important way that God will speak to people, drawing them to himself. If you have studied revival history, you will know that music has played an important role.

Real Joy

I am overwhelmed with joy despite all our troubles.

In all my trouble I am still very happy.

In all our troubles my joy knows no bounds.

-Paul, 2 Corinthians 7:4

We can experience joy, no matter what our problems. That is the Spirit-filled life. God is the source of real joy. The Holy Spirit is the most optimistic person you will ever know. He is also the wisest and the most comforting. Sorrow, grief, and anger have their times and places. But throughtheir toughest times, the Holy Spirit gives us joy. There is a heavenly optimism. In Christ, everything really is ok. There is suffering, but it's suffering with God.

Pleasing to God

What would be the best Christmas gift for you, from God? Just for you and about you, from the Almighty. How about hearing God tell you that you please Him?

Nobody is perfect or sinless except the Lord Jesus Christ. God is looking for something that pleases Him in men and women, girls and boys.

The word "pleasing" might be a bit old-fashioned. It means to give pleasure. Pleasure is still sort of old-fashioned as well. It can mean a sense of sensual well-being, but it usually means to have a sense of gratification, joy, or delight. God may be pleased or not pleased and it's wonderful to be pleasing to God.

One of the two men in the Bible who didn't go through death, but was taken by God, while alive, is Enoch. The record in Genesis says that he walked with God. What does walking with God mean?

One verse that mentions walking with God, might also describe it:

He has shown you Oh man,
what is good and what the Lord requires of you:
To do justice and to love mercy,
And to walk h…