I don’t know if you are an expert in the area of geometry, trigonometry, algebra or even fractions. But in terms of the mathematical formulas that these things represent, you can bet your bottom dollar about one thing: They all rest on one simple principle which is that one and one equals two. If you don’t get the fundamentals of mathematics right as the foundation for all else, you will never be able to make sense of the more complicated things such as geometric calculations. All of the complexities of math fit firmly on the foundation of its base.

Life may feel like trigonometry sometimes. It may feel like a difficult geometric equation. Things can get so complicated that they simply don’t add up.

But if you start with the foundation that God is sovereign and in His sovereignty, He providentially arranges all things to accomplish His goal – then you have the foundation upon which to properly solve the complexities life sends your way.

What you, I and others may look at as random events, chance encounters, or arbitrary connections are actually orchestrated events in both the purpose and plan of God. God is sitting behind the steering wheel of history. Sometimes He has us on the main highway. Other times it’s down a back alley. Sometimes it looks like we are going the wrong way on a one-way street. But whatever the case, God’s intentions are immaculate and His plans are providential.

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About The Author

Dr. Tony Evans

Dr. Tony Evans is one of the country’s most respected leaders in evangelical circles. As a pastor, teacher, author and speaker, he serves the body of Christ through his unique ability to communicate complex theological truths through simple, yet profound, illustrations. While addressing the practical issues of today, Dr. Evans is known as a relevant expositor. New and veteran pastors alike regard him as a pastor of pastors and a father in the faith.

At the heart of this vision is the use of church and school partnerships to effect spiritual and social change in communities. Dr. Evans’ church and school outreach philosophy has been attributed as a catalyst for former President George W. Bush’s Faith Based Initiative, which was his first formal act of office. Dr. Evans seeks to train churches, schools and volunteers in this philosophy, as well as in the functional practicalities, through the National Church Adopt-A-School Initiative which is a ministry underneath the umbrella of The Urban Alternative.

Dr. Evans serves as president of The Urban Alternative, a national ministry that seeks to restore hope and transform lives through the proclamation and the application of the Word of God. His daily radio broadcast, The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, can be heard on more than 850 radio outlets throughout the United States and in more than 80 countries.

Dr. Evans has written numerous books and booklets including his legacy work, Oneness Embraced, as well as his vision work, The Kingdom Agenda. Some of his most recent books includes, Kingdom Man, A Moment For Your Soul, Marriage Matters, and Victory in Spiritual Warfare.

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