Does God ever speak to you in unexpected ways? At unexpected times?

Sometimes He does for me. LIke what happened this morning (as I'm writing this – you'll be reading it later).

This morning I was minding my own business. I had the coffee going, I was reading the Bible on my phone before I hopped in the shower, and the Verse of the Day caught my eye. As I pondered it, I had no idea that God was about to use my phone's autocorrect to show me something.

Sure, God uses the foolish things to confound the wise. Sure, He spoke to Balaam through a donkey. But speaking to me through an autocorrect error. That's new.

It was James 3, verse 16, which reads “Where jealousy and selfishness are, there will be confusion and every kind of evil.” (NCV)

As I pondered it, I wanted to share it on Facebook with a comment because I thought it was important. My comment was ultimately intended to look like this.

But when I typed out the word “culture” in my comment, my phone tried to correct it to “vulture.” And I had to go back to “fix” it.

I don't know why.

But that led me to think of this

Isn't that just like God?

To remind us of his amazing goodness in stark contrast to all of the things that could try to steal His abundant life from us. To mar the image of His creation on the earth!

Why am I sharing this?

Because now that God's shown this to me, I need to pause and consider whether what I think, say, and do brings His abundant life or preys on the injured or dead. Because that's one of the ways that He transforms us into His image, taking us from glory to glory.

And maybe He has another step for you – from where you are now, to where you're closer to Him.

a culture of vultures

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