Saturday, October 25, 2014

October 25, 2014

Read:  Genesis 47:7-12, Romans 11:33-34, Ephesians 3:20-21

In what way did Jacob live out Ephesians 3:20? What does this teach you about expectations and God working?

How can a limiting perspective about God prevent you from seeing Him work? Give an example.

How has today’s devotion encouraged you? Be specific. How can you do a better job of seeing God work?

Friday, October 24, 2014

October 24, 2014

Read:  Genesis 47:7-12, 14:16-20, 48:13-16

Why did Jacob bless Pharaoh when he met him? What was this highlighting about Jacob’s gratitude?

How was God using the Pharaoh in Jacob’s life? What does this imply about God using non-Christians?

How does this challenge the way you picture God working in your life? How could this be happening now?

Thursday, October 23, 2014

October 23, 2014

Read:  Genesis 12:10-12, 47:7-12

In what way would Jacob have been surprised by his encounter with Pharaoh? Why?

In what way would Pharaoh have been surprised by his encounter with Jacob? Be specific.

What does this highlight about how and when God works? How does this encourage you right now?

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

October 22, 2014

Read:  Matthew 7:1-29, Ephesians 1:16-20, James 1:5

Explain why Jesus amazed the crowd. How does this highlight Ephesians 1:17 and James 1:5?

In what way does this help clarify how God will often work? What has been your experience with this?

What is God teaching you about how he may be working in your life right now? Be specific.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

October 21, 2014

Read:   1 Kings 3:7-28

How did Solomon handle an argument between two prostitutes? How did he prove God was working?

What is the difference between being smart and having supernatural wisdom? Give an example of each.

Why is this important when it comes to recognizing how God may be working in your life? Be specific.

Monday, October 20, 2014

October 20, 2014

Read:   Genesis 39:1-5, 20-23, 41:15-41, 46:28-47:6

How was Joseph able to succeed after being sold into slavery in Egypt? What was the common theme?

What prior training did Joseph have before arriving in Egypt? What does this imply about how God works?

In what way is it easy to overlook God working? How can you be more attentive to ‘Joseph moments’?

Saturday, October 18, 2014

October 18, 2014

Read:  Genesis 46:1-27, Numbers 13:1-14:9 

Why were the Israelites struggling in the wilderness? How would Genesis 46:1-27 have encouraged them?

What does this teach about the importance of God’s word providing stability in times of change? 

How do you typically handle instability and fear? What steps do you need to take to grow in God’s word?