For the last several months, my LifeGroup has been going through the Friendship Church Bible study curriculum on the life of Isaac and Jacob in Genesis 24-35. Throughout these chapters we see a cycle of God’s promises to and through broken and sinful people. We see these promises put into jeopardy due to the sinful and foolish actions of these people. And yet, we still see that God continues to fulfill His promises despite them. He doesn’t owe us anything, yet He keeps His promises.
If we were to search our own lives, we’d see a similar storyline, I’m sure. Somehow, throughout all of human history and in different stories through the entire Bible, mankind easily gets in the way of God’s plans and promises for our lives. On the other hand, sometimes our apathy or sin blinds us from even seeing them. Or sometimes we might be too busy complaining to God about our own plans that we don’t see Him already at work.
It’s in times like these that I often recall the lyrics to the song “Waymaker.”
Even when I don’t see it, You’re working
Even when I don’t feel it, You’re working
You never stop, You never stop working
God always fulfills His promises and plans. We might not see it. We might not feel it. He might fulfill them in ways we don’t even expect or anticipate. But, God is faithful.
“Even when I don’t see it; when I don’t feel it…” These words remind me that we’re not always aware of God in our lives, but that doesn’t mean we should be idle with our awareness. Yes, thank God that He is always working! But… Maybe we should be more attentive to how God is working in our lives and what He might be calling us to each day.
Fortunately, it’s November – the month of thanksgiving and gratitude. One of my favorite ways to connect with God is by practicing thankfulness and gratitude. So with that, I’d like to challenge you to spend 10 minutes each day this month practicing this with me.
During this time, find these two songs: “Be Glad” by Cody Carnes and “Live To Praise You” by Lincoln Brewster. Play them while you spend time giving thanks to God and praising Him while singing along. Whatever you’re thankful for, tell Him and praise Him for it! Be filled with His joy and rejoice in His goodness!