Ok, so as Christians I think sometimes we get a bit ‘het up’ about when God is talking to us and when he isn’t. It’s very easy to see ‘God-incidences’ in things that maybe are purely coincidental. Now I’m not saying God doesn’t talk to people in coincidences because I know he does, there have been so many times when my husband and I have seen things and thought, well that’s far too much of a coincidence to not be from God! It has happened soooo many times that I cannot question it. But equally I know some peple would think some of these things a bit crazy…
Anyway last week my lovely friend and mentor came to see me. The first thing she said, before even crossing the threshold was – have you seen that numberplate in you garden? Er, well yes I have, because I put it there. So let me just tell you the number plate came from my second ever car, my lovely beetle ‘Ethel’ and for years it has been knocking around our houses in various rooms. I have no idea why I hung on to it either! So anyway my friend says to me, what does it say? and for the first time ever I noticed that it is a bible reference! Eph 6:12 (the J on the end I guess for me – Jules, which for those that don’t know is my ‘real-life’ name!)
The funny thing is that Ephesians is one of my favourite books of the bible, yes I know it’s Paul, but actually I really like it, there is so much in there that speaks to me. And last year our Vicar said to both of us, ‘I think this book is really important to you to’. He had no idea how spot on he was. So when she pointed out the numberplate I was quite surprised! Ephesians 6:12 comes from the passage about the armour of God and says this:
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
Some people will find this a difficult passage to hear or interpret but for me it is incredibly helpful, with all the stuff I’ve been through this last year, illness and so on it is, in a funny way, a comfort to me… After all whatever the ‘battle’ or stuggle, Jesus has already won the fight, the victory is already his…
margaretkiaoraMay 17, 2011 at 12:50 pm
That is amazing!!And on a day when I have read about a great and honest blog on same subject from David Cloake.
LesleyMay 17, 2011 at 5:00 pm
LOL – wow.. you are so spiritual – my first number plate was BBC 790T… maybe a career in media?