95. Coming a Different Way

[Note from The Storyteller:  If you have not read entries 1-94, don’t neglect doing that because Stan has some insight that may help you!]

I was sitting at the cafe watching the from door waiting for Stan to arrive.  All of a sudden someone tapped my shoulder and I jumped.

“Sorry to startle you,” Stan said, “but I came in the back door.”

“I didn’t know there was but one way, through the front door,” I said, getting my nerves under control.

“Yeah, there’s a back door.  Also a side door through the kitchen, but that is not supposed to be used except by the staff.”

Continuing, Stan said, “You know there is a spiritual lesson in what just happened.”

“How so?”

“What were you doing when I startled you?”

“Watching for you to come through the door?”

“Because I always come in that way?” Stan asked.

“Yes, of course.”

“Well, I came in a different way you did not expect, and God does the same thing.  He does not always do the same thing in the same way.”

“And it is essential that I be alert to that fact so I won’t be looking the wrong direction when He is doing something He wants me to see.”

“How can He guide me if I don’t see Him?” Stan asked, not expecting me to answer.


He guides me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.  Psalm 23:3.

Prayer:  Lord, I want to see you all of the time, regardless of how you make your appearance.  Please help me in not falling into a pattern of only seeing you in certain ways and at certain times.  Open me to be alert to all of your presence and all of your activity.  Amen.

One thought on “95. Coming a Different Way”

  1. “The LORD’s loyal kindness never ceases; his compassions never end. They are fresh every morning; your faithfulness is abundant! “My portion is the Lord,” I have said to myself, so I will put my hope in him. ט ( Tet ) The LORD is good to those who trust in him, to the one who seeks him. It is good to wait patiently for deliverance from the LORD.”
    ‭‭Lamentations‬ ‭3:22-26‬ ‭NET‬‬


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