God alone is God

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Word: “Then the Lord spoke to Job out of the storm. He said: … ‘Have you ever given orders to the morning, or shown the dawn its place?'” (Job 38:1,12)

Wonder: What sort of things cause you to recall your place in the grand scope of things?

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waiting on good things

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Word: “… the Lord longs to do good to you … Blessed are all who wait for him! (Isaiah 30:18)

Wonder:  The world has an old expression: “Good things come to those who wait.” It’s the world’s way of saying: “Be patient, good things will eventually come your way.” Patience is good, but Christian patience is fundamentally different from the patience of the world. Christian patience is with the person of God, not the mere passage of time. So do you see chance or Christ as the source of the good that comes your way?

how wealth sprouts wings

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Word: Don’t wear yourself out trying to get rich; don’t put your trust in how clever you think you are. For your wealth can be gone in the blink of an eye; wealth sprouts eagles’ wings and flies away. (Proverbs 23:4-5)

Wonder:  How much money have you thrown away in futile attempts to gain what you did not earn? How much concern for many people truly in need have you scratched from your heart because you’d rather pay for a piece of paper to scratch and then throw in the trash? There are none so clever as fools and their money.

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Word: “I waited patiently for the Lord. He turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire. He set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God.” (Psalm 40:1-3a)
Wonder: From what sort of slimy pit, mud, and mire has the Lord rescued you? Has your life become a song of praise to him for it?

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Word: “I waited patiently for the Lord. He turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire. He set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God.” (Psalm 40:1-3a)

Wonder: From what sort of slimy pit, mud, and mire has the Lord rescued you? Has your life become a song of praise to him for it?

hear his voice

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Word: “Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the LORD our God, our Maker. For we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care. And so today, hear his voice and do not harden your hearts.” (Psalm 95:6-8a)

Wonder: Will you deliberately put yourself in a position today to clearly hear whatever God would say to you through his written word and the lives of obedient believers?

fellowship

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Word: “… if we continue living in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another …” (1 John 1:7)
Wonder: God has not left us here to follow him all alone. What a great blessing from God we have in each other as followers of Jesus Christ! What are some of the factors that draw you to flock together with other believers?

Word: “… if we continue our lives together with him in the light, we have fellowship with one another …” (1 John 1:7)

Wonder: God has not left us here to follow him all alone. What a great blessing from God we have in each other as followers of Jesus Christ! What are some of the blessings you deliberately seek to bring to the believers you hang out with?

cheap faith

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Word: “God cannot be mocked. People reap what they sow.” (Galatians 6:7b)

Wonder: Just as you tend to get what you pay for, you tend to reap what you sow. If your faith is cheap, don’t expect great things from God in the end. If you’ve been lame with your commitment to Him, don’t think you can buy him off with “going to church.” God won’t be mocked. We’ll reap what we sow. He gave His very best for you. Are you offering your best to Him? Or is what you’re offering Him a bit on the cheap side, something wearing mighty thin?