By Faith George
“The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by man, nor is He served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since He Himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything. And He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place, that they should seek God, and perhaps feel their way toward Him and find Him. Yet He is actually not far from each one of us, for ‘In Him we live and move and have our being.’” Acts 17:24-28
- What does this passage tell you about God?
- What do you think it means that God is not served by human hands? How does that apply to your life? Have you ever tried to help God out, or give Him advice on when would be best to make certain things happen?
- Does your timeline for your life often line up with God’s? Why/why not?
- What is God trying to teach you in those in-between seasons of waiting?
Your thoughts are powerful, and as my good friend Anabelle once told me, your thoughts belong to you and God. Satan loves to try and take control of them. Be intentional this week about turning your thoughts of doubt into words of faith. I’ve learned that, while I run the risk of looking crazy, saying things out loud to myself (no matter where I am or what I’m doing), is the most effective way to change my perspective. When you start to think “Where are You, God? I can’t see or feel You at all,” whether you’re in the bathroom or the produce section of Publix, stop whatever it is you’re doing. Then say, out loud, “God, I know You are faithful, even when I can’t see it. I know You will be faithful in the future because You have always been faithful in Scripture.”
Ask God to help you be more aware of your thoughts this week. Pray He would help you to understand His unconditional love for you − how He cares more about your heart than your circumstances. Talk to Him about what you’re waiting for Him to do in your life and ask Him to bring peace to your heart while you wait for Him to move.
Bible Reading Plan - Day 28