The new book based on this blog, with many new stories, is now available at the site “It Happened By Design“. And when I was seeking reviews for the book, one of the reviewers had a God-incident of her own. Amazing! But then you wouldn’t expect anything less of God, would you?
Have you ever experienced an amazing co-incidence in your life? One so amazing that later you ask yourself if perhaps it was the hand of God at work? Well, according to author Kathie Thomas, it just might be. She says that instead of a co-incidence, you may have experienced a God–incidence.
Kathie first heard the term “God-incidence” from her pastor a few years ago While listening to a sermon on how God used Joseph and his betrayal by his brothers to ultimately save the Hebrew nation, and how everything – every “coincidence” that occurred in Joseph’s life -actually moved him closer to his destined path, she realized that she too had experienced many such moments in her own life.
Kathie began searching the internet and found that many others were also having these same experiences. She asked others to share their stories. Those stories became a book – “It Happened by Design”.
It’s a wonderful book. Kathie has changed nothing in the retelling of the many stories sent to her. They ring with faith and truth. And as you read you realize that, just as Kathie says, the hand of God is moving in the lives of these individuals.
My favorite story is almost the last one in the book – Surprise! God-incidence. It tells the story of a woman who discovers God’s calling for her in a surprising way. As I read it, I felt tears come – and then an amazing peace. You see, I have been feeling a similar call as the one in the story – a call to reach out and bring God’s word to other women. But then I turn away. Surely God has another plan for a simple business woman from Arkansas? Then suddenly Kathie asks for friends to review her newest book. And I say I will – although I have never done such a thing before. And I read a story of a woman who hears God’s call and I know that this is the path I am to take. Co-incidence? Of course not! God-incidence! As Kathie shows so beautifully in her book – it happened by design.
Melodieann Whiteley, WealthTogether, Inc.