Tuesday, January 5, 2016

All In Devotional by Stacy Davis - God is Sovereign

Family Fun Icebreaker: What area of your life do you need to control better?

Topic Question: How is God Unique?

Today’s Big Idea: God is Sovereign

To understand God’s uniqueness a little more, focus on another truth that
scripture teaches: the sovereignty of God. Sovereign means that God is in
control of everything all the time. You and I can’t control all things; we are
barely in control of our own actions. This fact makes God unique. In the
scripture passages listed, God shapes mountains, moves the wind, gives His
thoughts to humanity, and He moves mankind. All of this activity happens
exactly at the moment that He wants it to happen. Every event in life
happens according to God’s plan. Since God designs each person’s future,
He is able to assist in all possible outcomes; nothing is a surprise to God!

Talk with God: Read the scriptures aloud.

For the Lord is the one who shaped the mountains, stirs up the
winds, and reveals his thoughts to mankind…"e Lord God of
Heaven’s Armies is his name. (Amos 4:13 NLT)

The mind of man plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps.
(Proverbs 16:9 NISB)

Remember the things I have done in the past. For I alone am God!
I am God, and there is none like me. Only I can tell you the future
before it even happens. Everything I plan will come to pass, for I do
whatever I wish. (Isaiah 46:9-10 NLT)

Walk with God: Read aloud and discuss.

Some people today question God’s control of all things. They actually
believe that nothing is in control, which is a pretty scary thought. If nothing
is in control, you need to question all of the organization that you see in our
world. For example, think of the seasons; without God’s divine structure,
the seasons cannot exist. Our universe works like a clock, where every
creature has a purpose and a cycle of life. Therefore, God’s ability to control
is evident through both the instinct of creatures and the existence of seasons
in the world.

Discuss with your family: There is a comfort in knowing a divine, loving
God is in control. Do you think it is realistic to believe that God is in
control? What helps you believe this idea?

Prayer suggestion: Pray for God to help you trust His control.

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