God Is With You
“…the Lord himself will give you the sign. Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son and will call him Immanuel (which means ‘God is with us’).” Isaiah 7:14 (NLT) CHANGE YOUR PERSPECTIVE TO SEE GOD’S PRESENCE . “And who knows whether you have attained royalty for such a time as this [and for this very purpose]?” Esther 4:14 (AMP) 2. GOD'S SILENCE IS NOT HIS ABSENCE . “...because we are united with Christ, we have received an inheritance from God, for he chose us in advance, and he makes everything work out according to his plan.” Ephesians 1:11 (NLT) 3. IT TAKES FAITH TO BELIEVE IN THE PROVIDENCE OF GOD. “...after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation—having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of the promise, who is a first installment of our inheritance, in regard to the redemption of God’s own possession, to the praise of His glory.” Ephesians 1:13-14 (NASB) “We are confident that God is able to orchestrate everything to work toward something good and beautiful when we love Him and accept His invitation to live according to His plan.” Romans 8:28 (Voice) Victory Group Questions: 1.Looking back over your life, how have you seen the presence of God revealed? 2. What was a situation in your life that was difficult but you saw something good come from it? 3. If you believe in the providence of God and that He is with you, this Christmas share the good news of Jesus Christ with someone who needs it. Have a Very Merry Christmas!