The apostle Paul affirms that all things work for good for those who love God. In His providence, God ordains all things. Spurgeon distinguishes between fate and providence. Fate says “whaterver is, must be.” Providence says, Whatever God ordains, must be.” Providence enables believers to trace God’s hand by faith; fate is man’s solution to chaos and catastrophe in human events. This book is intendended as a devotional for the reader to reflect on and inwardly digest. The sermons selected highlight six principles: first, God exercises care and kindness in small things and overrules all things for His glory; second, God’s presence is discernable in all creation; third, His children can trust Him for their daily bread and usefulness; fourth, God speaks through His Word and Spirit; fifth, the divine hand rules all individually and collectively; sixth, God’s providence is uniform and manageable by the unchanging God.
God isn't far away; He's near. God isn't watching from a distance; He's active and involved. God doesn't want to ruin your life; He wants to fulfill it. Too many people stumble through life with an inaccurate view of who God is. They believe in His existence, but don't know how to relate to Him in a practical and meaningful way. As a result, they fail to achieve anything beyond a superficial relationship with their Creator, and live less-than-fulfilling lives. In "WHATEVER, GOD", Fr. Anthony Messeh attempts to change that. He shares his unique story and the lessons he's learned that helped him go from a "don't-get-too-close-to-God-because-He-might-ruin-your-life" Christian, to a fully devoted "I-can't-get-enough-of-God-in-my-life" believer. In his own words, "I wrote this book to show you what that life can look like, and help you take a step or two to get there. My goal is to help you see where God wants you to be . . . how He wants you to live . . . and what your life should look like and could look like if you allow Him to lead it for you." All you need is to say, "WHATEVER, GOD" and you'll see for yourself that God is REAL, God is RELEVANT, and God is always REWARDING.
Father Malebranche his Treatise concerning the Search after Truth To which is added the author s Treatise of Nature and Grace All translated by T Taylor The second edition corrected With the addition of a Short Discourse upon Light and Colours etc