Guest Author - Michelle McVaney
Over the next few challenges I will be having you ask yourself different questions to help you uncover some of the signposts in your very own life!
Edith Schaefer, author, speaker says, “One of the ways we describe the unfolding of God’s will is by the observance of “signposts. Signposts are answered prayers or significant events, which prove to be pivotal in the direction of our ministry and day to day living….At each signpost is an awareness of God’s hand working behind the scenes, orchestrating a master plan and the gentle pointing of our family along a certain path to achieve His plan.”
You may be thinking "there aren’t really any stories in my life that are miraculous enough to tell." Once you really think about it though, you will find signposts that God has used in miraculous ways to direct and strengthen you in your daily life.
My prayer group has decided to start keeping track of all of our prayer requests and the answered prayers. We were amazed to discover that in 2004 we had 60 answers to prayer! Those are only the ones that we knew about so there are probably even more! Those are signposts worth documenting! We have decided to make a tree on one of the walls in our hallway. The leaves hanging on the tree are prayer requests. When those prayers are answered we move the leaves to the bucket at the bottom of the tree so we can keep track of all of the answered prayers. It is amazing how seeing all of those answered prayers has strengthened the faith of So many!
1. When have you had an amazing rescue?
Begin with childhood memories or recall the pivotal moment of near-accidents or life-threatening circumstances that you survived. Pay special attention to illnesses from which you have recovered. All healing is actually a rescue from danger and is ultimately from God.
Remember Faithbooking is finding the deeper spiritual meaning in the events in our past and learning to see the Lord’s activity in our present and future.
This weeks Faithbooking Scripture:
Psalm 78:4 says: “We will tell the next generation the praise worthy deeds of the Lord, His power and the wonders He has done.”