What if we could get better at God-spotting? They say hindsight is 20/20, but we need hindsight faith in foresight. Sometimes when we’re journeying through life, it’s too dark to see God working. But faith tells us to keep walking because God’s always working. Faith tells us we are to see every event as an occasion in which the competence and faithfulness of God will be confirmed to us. Dallas Willard reminds us that “we must accept the circumstances we constantly find ourselves in as the place of God’s kingdom and blessing. Whatever comes will only confirm the goodness and greatness of the God who has welcomed us into his world.”
May God open your eyes to see that every event, every trouble, every triumph, is an occasion in which he will confirm his competence and faithfulness to you. As you journal, ponder, and pray this week, ask yourself where did you see God confirm his competence and faithfulness today? Where did you have trouble seeing God confirm his competence and faithfulness today and where might you have missed him?
Song: “Walk by Faith” by Jeremy Camp
Book Recommendation: “A Magnificent Story” by James Bryan Smith
Album (Just for fun!): Chick Corea Akoustic Band
Verses for the week:
2 Corinthians 5:7 – We walk by faith not by sight.
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.
Primary text: Genesis 41:1-55
Other texts in this message: Galatians 3:26-28, Ephesians 4:26, 2 Corinthians 5:7, Matthew 6:9-13
WORSHIP SONG LIST
Leaning On the Everlasting Arms Elisha Albright Hoffman, and Kirk Kirkland
O Come to the Altar Christopher Brown, Mack Brock, Steven Furtick, and Wade Joye
Good Good Father Anthony Brown and Pat Barrett
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Closer Than You Think, Galatians 3:26-28, Ephesians 4:26, 2 Corinthians 5:7, Matthew 6:9-13, Genesis 41:1-55, Troy Champ, Charlottesville