God Sightings: A 2019 Lenten Devotional

March 26, 2019

Now I commit you to God and to the word of his grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.   –Acts 20:32

I see God at work all of the time in my daily life. Whether I pass an accident, and notice I would have been in that same spot, if it wasn’t for being delayed at home because of another issue. Maybe one of the kids spilled their breakfast on their clothes and had to go searching for a new outfit, or maybe I had to stay behind to sign a permission slip. Small hassles at home that kept me safe from the morning that could have happened.

I saw God at work, when there was a fire at my church growing up, and the Bible was not destroyed. It just had sooty pages.

I see God at work, when I move to a new state, and when I go to find a church home, the Pastor that confirmed me 10 years earlier is the Pastor at the church.

I see God at work, when I am having a bad day with my relationship/disciplining of my kids, and one of them reaches over and gives me a hug and says I Love You.

I see God at work, when I see neighbors pull together to make a donation to a local shelter when a close family’s favorite pet dies suddenly.

I see God at work, when I pull into the drive thru to grab a bite to eat, and the generous person in front of me pays for my bill.

The older I get, I realize more and more, that I am not in control of my life and that I am being guided by a higher power. If only when we are know-it-alls and young – we could realize that things will work out and the Big Guy is in our court!

Heather Smith

Prayer: God we celebrate the challenge to grow by connecting our life and faith in all things. Thank you for wisdom and experience that brings clarity. Bless all growing into these gifts with strength and endurance. Amen