Providence

 William Hutchinson Murray (1913-1996)

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.”

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Dynamics for Living – Charles Fillmore (excerpt form Chapter 9)

Deep desire is essential for spiritual growth. It is the onward impulse of the ever-evolving soul. It builds from within outward and carries its fulfillment with it as a necessary corollary. Man has never had a desire that could not somewhere, in the providence of God, be fulfilled. If this were not true, the universe would be weak at its most vital point.

Sincere desire is a form of prayer. Every impulse or desire of the soul for life, love, light, is a prayer. It is a conscious expression of an upward. trend of nature found everywhere. Earnest, intense desire draws the whole being up out of mortality and its transient joys into the power to appreciate and receive real spiritual blessings.

Prayer without desire in it, prayer without sincerity in it, prayer without soul in it, prayer without Spirit in it is fruitless prayer. So, when you frame your desires in sound words and place them before your indwelling Lord, you are using intelligently the supreme law of God in bringing into manifestation that which He has implanted in you.

“… whenever you really give yourself to caring, it’s a God job. It’s not just you alone out there like a lone wolf trying to make things happen, it’s realizing I am an avenue for something …” – Roger Teel

In this lecture Rabbi Moshe Miller speaks about the extent to which Divine providence plays a role in the world.  Rabbi Miller brings his audience to appreciate the theological approach of the Ba’al Shem Tov regarding this topic. He presents the idea that everything that happens in the world is part of God’s master plan and that every occurance, no matter how seemingly insignificant, is bringing all of existance closer to the fruition of this plan. Rabbi Moshe Miller bases his lecture on a discourse of the Lubavitcher Rebbe. 

 

 

What is Providence? – A Teaching Series by Dr. R.C. Sproul – Everything in creation is under the providing care of God. Not only does God supply all things, He arranges them according to His plan for His glory. For Christians, this ought to produce peace and comfort even when it appears that all is against them. In this message, Dr. Sproul explores many different aspects of the Providence of God, beginning by answering the question, “What is Providence?”

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