I hardly believe it myself, but when I opened one of Alex’s school books today, there was Psalm 17!!! Let’s recap:
- Thursday — Psalm 17 was in my daily chronological reading and was the topic of the Bible study that I’m doing through the Psalms. The “apple of His eye” phrase stood out, so I cross-referenced and found Deuteronomy 32:10.
- Friday — I listened to an old podcast by Nancy Leigh DeMoss with Revive Our Hearts. She talked about being in a desert season, specifically mentioning that it might be a time of laying down a ministry, then referenced Deuteronomy 32:10.
- Saturday — I opened up a journal to write out a prayer and there was Psalm 17.
- Sunday — I got a day off from the amazing coincidences. However, during a luncheon after church, one of my friends (who doesn’t know this story) jokingly said of me, “Don’t send me to the desert!”
- Monday — This would be today and the passage came up again in my son’s schoolwork.
Really, I’m not making this up! The only instance that I went looking for the passage was the Bible study. That morning I read the chronological reading first. The psalm interested me and I knew it was next in my Bible study, so I went to it!
Another crazy moment happened this morning, too. Before we began school, I prayed with Ryan. Closing the prayer, I quoted Psalm 19:14.
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.
Later while Ryan was doing some schoolwork alone, I picked up the daily reading. Psalm 19 was the first portion of the selection! Sadly, I can’t say that either one of us did well in this! The boys have spent the day seeing how much trouble they could get in. Neither my heart meditations nor the words of my mouth have been very pretty! How grateful I am for grace to cover my sin and new mercies in the morning!!!