Verse for the Week: He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God. Acts 3:8
Study Reference for Small Groups: Acts 3:1-10
Life can change in an instant. Think back to that time long ago; three whole weeks ago. Were you stressed out, over worked, tired, begging God for a time of rest? I am sure some of you were. Perhaps things weren’t all that bad you had a good routine. You were comfortable and had no real complaints, but maybe that routine started to feel monotonous. Regardless of your place of employment, social stature or age undoubtedly you have experienced some changes in your daily routine over the last two weeks. Often times we view change as scary. After all it is the unknown, but change does not have to be scary. In fact it can be the exact thing that propels you into a wow moment with God! One encounter led to a completely changed life for the lame man in Acts. Yes there is much unknown in our current health and cultural climate, but do you know what is not unknown? God’s sovereignty. He is as much in control today as he was three weeks ago. So rather than spending your days questioning the unknown, and the WHAT if’s, why not take this opportunity to seek the wow? God has wow moments in store for each of us. He can radically change our lame lives in an instant. Will you trust God during a time of uncertainty and embrace the changes with exuberant jumping and praising or will you miss a wow moment because your mind is stuck in fear mode?
What changes have you experienced over the last three weeks and which emotional responses have accompanied these changes?
A new routine adds for new opportunities to encounter and share God with others. In what new ways are you experiencing God today?
At times we get so busy with life we miss or overlook the wow of God’s creation surrounding us. I challenge you to take some time this week. Relax and journal or snap a picture of a wow moment you’ve experienced and then use that moment to encourage others.