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Devotional - week of October 7, 2001


WHAT ON EARTH IS GOD DOING?

Where is God? What is God doing? These are likely questions many—even believers—are asking. While we are not privileged to know all that God is doing, we do know some things He is doing.

God is maturing his children. God did not bring us into His family to keep us in an infant state throughout our earthly lives. Consider the Apostle Paul’s words recorded in Philippians 1:6.

… He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.

God is working all things together for good to those who love Him. Paul reminds us of this in Romans 8:28.

And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God …

Some Greek manuscripts read, “God is working all things together for good …”

Proverbs 21:1 tells us God is turning the hearts of leaders of nations wherever he wishes.

The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD, Like the rivers of water; He turns it wherever He wishes.

God is answering the prayers of those living in fellowship with Him and responding to His leadership. Read the prayer promise of I John 5:14-15.

Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.

God is with His children. Read Hebrews 13:5.

… He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

Let us put on the new man and live out our lives in fellowship with Him.