Ok...so the more I've followed God, the more I've seen the truth of this principle enacted. Time and time again, God reenforces something He wants me to get in my life by making a scripture or a theme show up in multiple places in quick succession. The skeptic (also known in these cases as the fool) will say that it is nothing more than mere coincidence.
It happened again this week. REAL Men of Genius, the young adult men's study I teach in the summers has been digging into 1 & 2 Timothy this summer. On Monday, we were in 2 Timothy chapter 1. There are 18 verses in this chapter. We could of focuse on any number of them...and we did, but the one that God led us to end on was verse 7..."For God has not given us a spirit of timidity but of power, love and self control." It was a really enriching time.
It's now Thursday. I sat down to go through my Sunday School lesson that I will be teaching this Sunday out of Mark Batterson's "Chase the Goose". It has been a great study and I highly recommend it if you feel trapped in where your life/faith are going. So I answer the questions on the Cage of Fear and get to the last section and lo and behold there's 2 Timothy 2:7 being quoted and then is in the reflection section at the end of the chapter as the week's memory verse!
There are 31,103 verses in the Bible. The fact that this one verse gets plucked out in two different settings is remarkable. It doesn't stop there. We started Chase the Goose and I felt like we needed to spend two weeks on one of the chapters...so we did. We've been going a chapter a week in REAL Men...so the 7th meeting for the men's group and the 6th session of chase the goose aligned themselves to get this verse across.
So the only thing left to examine is whether God's sacred echo will spurn obedience from His hearer.
Has His echo ever been clear to you?