All good gifts are from God. God is sovereign over creation. What does that mean about visions, fate, luck, and wishes?

Day One: Dreams & Visions
God used dreams and visions several times in the Bible to communicate with people. Visions seem to have been common enough that their lack was sorely noted. An absence of visions was due at times to a dearth of prophets and other times due to the disobedience of Godís people...
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For more, see "What are some biblical examples of dream interpretation?"

Day Two: Coincidence
The word coincidence is used only once in the New Testament, and it was by Jesus Himself in the parable of the Good Samaritan...The word coincidence is translated from the Greek word synkyrian, which is a combination of two words: sun and kurios....
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Day Three: Fate
This is a very complex issue, and we will start with what the Bible does not teach. Fate is usually thought of as a predetermined course of events beyond human control. A typical response to a belief in fate is resignation—if we canít change destiny, then why even try?...
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Day Four: Luck
...The main question is, do things happen by chance? If they do, then one can speak of someone being lucky or unlucky. But if they do not happen by chance, then it is inappropriate to use those terms...
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Day Five: Inner Peace
The world places a priority on inner peace, and it offers thousands of suggestions to those who seek "peace of mind and soul." Usually, the gurus of inner peace point to oneself as the source of peace. There is much talk of meditation, finding an "inner light," and chakras...
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For more, see "Peace in the Midst of the Storm"

Day Six: Wishes
To wish is to be human. God created human beings with emotions and passions. When we wish, we acknowledge that there is something outside of our control that we strongly desire. In Revelation 3:15, Jesus says, "I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other!"...
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For more, see "Is it wrong to be nostalgic / have nostalgia?"

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Published 7-21-16