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Reflecting on Bad Timing is Perfect Timing

Saturday is a day to reflect on all that God was speaking to you this week and how it will affect your life going forward.

From those of us on the Tree Church Daily team, we hope that you have had an amazing week in your purposed time with God. We pray that you were challenged and encouraged by God’s word and His presence in your daily life.

Today, we want you to do something simple yet incredibly important. We want you to take time to write in a notebook or journal or record a voice memo in your phone answering the prompts below. This does not need to be profound, poetic, or polished. It is a record for you to visit later to see and remember all that God is doing in your life. Journaling is a way to remind you of what God is speaking to you. Speaking something out loud or writing it down makes what we are thinking tangible and makes us accountable to it. If God has challenged you or called you to do something specific this past week, making it tangible makes it real. So don’t skip today…today is about faith building, and that is what we pray happens for you.

Before you get started though, let’s pray together:

God, thank You so much for being a God of consistency, even in times of uncertainty. It brings me so much peace to know that You are my provider and that I can always trust You to take care of every detail in my life when I am following You. As I spend time reflecting today, remind me of Your love and provision over my life. I love You, Lord. Amen.

Here are today’s prompts for you to process through in your written or voice journal:

First, focus on God’s promises to you. When God calls us to take steps of faith, our flesh can easily go to doubt. Think of some moments in your life where God has supernaturally provided for you.

Second, focus on your current reality. When God calls you to do something and it seems like the worst time to take that step of faith, there is an opportunity for God to show you His power and provision. Take time to identify the things holding you back from obedience and identify the ways God can come through for you.

Lastly, focus on a step God has challenged you to take. If you feel God is calling you to something scary or intimidating, take a moment now to identify what that first step of faith could look like. Ask God to help you take that first step and believe that He will provide for your needs.