Saturday, August 3

God is always working

Scripture: Nahum 1-3, John 5

John 5:17  But Jesus replied, “My Father is always working, and so am I.” 

Observation

Jesus was being persecuted for healing a man on the Sabbath, which the religious leaders considered to be a violation of the Sabbath by working.  This was Jesus’ defense: “My Father is always working, and so am I.”  

Application

God/Jesus is always working.  He is always working in our world.  He is always working in my life.  He is always working in each person’s life.  

Personal application: where is God working in my life?  Sometimes it is obvious and easy to answer.  Other times I have to think and pray about it.  It is helpful to know where God is working in my life so that I can cooperate with Him and join Him in His work.

Ministry application: Where is God working in your life?  That is a good question to ask others.  Or look for evidence of God’s work in other’s lives so that you cooperate with Him and join Him in His work.  God is always working!  Helping people see that and cooperate with Him is very helpful. 

Here are two questions to ask others that are great conversation starters: Where is God working in your life?  How can I pray for you?

 

Prayer: Lord, help me to see today where You are working in my life, and others’ lives, so that I can cooperate with You and join You in Your work.