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Tuesday, July 12 2016

Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don't try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God's voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; God is the one who will keep you on track.  -Proverbs 3:5-6

What places do you expect to experience God? Maybe it's church, or nature, or the graveside of a loved one, or in our very selves. As we are over halfway through the summer, what if we looked for God at in our summer destinations, our home, or our work? Does God show up during your first cup of coffee that you may enjoy at the break of dawn, or in that early morning wake up from your child, on a brisk morning walk with your dog or even in the long first meeting of the day?

It's important to expect God to show up in all kinds of places. What are some unexpected places where you can look for God this week?

Jacob had an experience where he recognized God's presence, "then Jacob woke from his sleep and said, "Surely the Lord is in this place-and I did not know it!" And he was afraid, and said, "How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven." Genesis 28:16-17
Jacob woke up with an awe that hit him deeply. "Surely the Lord is in this place-and I did not know it!" God is there in all of these places. So let's not be nearly as surprised as Jacob. I would invite you to "listen for God's voice in everything you do, everywhere you go."

Prayer for Today

Gracious God, I'm going to look for you every day that's left in my summer. I expect I'll see you around. Give me a heart that's open to your mysteries so that I can see and hear your work happening right before me. 
In Christ's Name, Amen.

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