In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of Him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, in order that we, who were the first to hope in Christ, might be for the praise of His glory. Ephesians 1:11-12
This post is just a note to the effect of its title. Remembering that God is not held static in time can be hard. Like now, when I’m job-hunting. God can travel backwards and forwards through time to arrange things so that they are perfectly in line with His will for my life at this time.
Like last time, when coincidentally the external examiner at Exeter University happened to have a PhD to offer, and I happened (through no lack of effort on my part) to have nothing to do with my life.
And little things, too. Like I managed to pack too light for a conference recently (and conferences are increasingly more about what impression you give as well as what you say) and we were provided with conference t-shirts in our welcome packs. Or when a school that you were meant to be in, just before the Chapel Ball, postpones the visit to another time.
Lots of things like that. I think Gods likes arranging coincidences when we pray.