God Sightings

Lance Brown is a color-blind Christian speed painter and speaker. Despite being color-blind, Lance uses his painting skills to share the gospel with others. I found a video of his and I wanted to share it with you. At the end he steps behind his painting. How would you describe the image?

In this crazy, sin-filled world, it can be easy to lose focus on God. You might not have seen Jesus before it was reveal d to be upside down, but thankfully God reveals Himself to those who seek Him. Proverbs 8:17 says, “I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently find me.”

How often does your family seek God’s presence? Unfortunately, it can be easy to become distracted and lose focus on God. Throughout the Scriptures, we are told to seek God. Jeremiah 29:13 says, “You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.” God sightings are an easy way to help your family start seeking God every day.

Every Wednesday night during our Bible and music time, we take a moment to write down a God sighting. Each child is given a pencil and notecard and starts to write (or draw) a way they saw God at work in their lives, ways they see God’s love. It can be someone feeling better, a beautiful day, or a chance to share Jesus with someone new.

We’ve only been doing this for a few months, but it’s amazing to look back and see what the kids have shared. We’ve seen huge blessings and small wonders that perhaps only a child could really notice. But no matter the size, the goal is to focus on God throughout the week and to give Him thanks.

Start looking for God sightings with your family each day. Share them in the car, while eating dinner, or before you go to bed. Find a time and make it a tradition.

Here’s a tip for you parents: God sightings are easy on the good days, but your kids may have a harder time seeing God on the bad days. When kids can’t see God in troubled times, remind them of Romans 8:28, “And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” We can pray for God’s will in all situations.

Further Reading:

1 Chronicles 16:11 – Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!

Lamentations 3:25 – The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him.

Deuteronomy 4:29 – But from there you will seek the Lord your God and you will find him, if you search after him with all your heart and with all your soul.

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