As I returned from vacation and began to reflect on the many wonderful (and some crazy) experiences I had with my family, I was reminded of God's faithfulness. We had prayed many prayers before leaving home...prayers for safety, for a time of renewal, for wonderful experiences with friends and family, for God to provide...and God SHOWED UP...just like He always does!
Now, I'm not saying that every prayer gets answered in the way we want it to...rather, what I'm saying is that when you invite God in...He shows up!
What I'm learning today, is that it's good to reflect back and see what God has brought us through...His faithfulness...and His providence...His answeres to prayer.
Two things happen when we reflect back on God's faithfulness:
1. Our faith is strengthened...emboldening us to press on to new opporunities!
2. God is glorified! Luke 17 tells the story of 10 men being healed of leprosy. Only one man came back to give thanks. Here is what Jesus said in Luke 17:17 : "Jesus asked, “Didn’t I heal ten men? Where are the other nine? Has no one returned to give glory to God except this foreigner?” And Jesus said to the man, “Stand up and go. Your faith has healed you.
Today - stop and reflect on all God has brought you through! Thank Him for His kindness and faithfulness. Be emboldened to press on and bring God the GLORY He is due!
For a great read, check out this article shared today by our small groups leaders...