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Free book Friday: Where have you noticed God?

When I teach spiritual formation classes or lead small groups, I build a habit of asking a simple question to begin our time together: where have you noticed God since we last met?

I’d do this even with my children, gathered around the dinner table. The question builds the habit of noticing that God is indeed present, and working among us. Naming our observations of God’s activity in our lives and in the world is a type of prayer that fosters gratitude in us.

I’d like to ask you that question. Where have you noticed God lately? Perhaps you’ve seen or felt his presence in your reading of Deeply Loved, or in your experience of Lent. Perhaps he’s spoken to you through the kindness of a friend, or words of a child.

Today is Friday again, so we’ll give away a copy of Deeply Loved to a reader today as part of our 40 Day Lent study.

deeply loved lent study

We’ll select one reader who comments below. In order to qualify for the drawing, you must include in your comment one of two things. Either:

share a quote from Deeply Loved that was significant to you (in other words, you noticed God on the page or in the words)

or

simply share your response to the question: where have you noticed God lately? 

Leave a comment before midnight CST to qualify for this week’s drawing. Also, we’ll be talking on Twitter about this–if you’re there, please retweet! Or just click to tweet below.

5 Comments

  1. We’ve been seeing god in his protection of our son when he was in an accident that totaled his car last week. I know I’ve told you about it, but I have to repeat what a blessing to know that our son was able to walk away and never even experienced any soreness.

    No need to send me a copy of the book, of course, since I already have one. But I did want to mention that next Friday I have an archived post going up that relies in part on what you say about manna in one of your other books, Deeper Into The Word.

    • Thanks, Tim. By the way, I recently re-released Deeper into the Word under a new title, 99 Bible Words You Should Know. Glad to donate a review copy to one of your readers if you’d like.

  2. I used to think it was tough to find God in the small stuff, but truly in simplicity I see him so clearly, and yet, I have discovered him in the large things. Big ticket items like job opportunities that line up more with my Christian walk, the ability to start a farm through the purchase of the family farm from grandma, the life transforming diet that actually works and restores my husband and how God orchestrated the paths that crossed. Yes he’s in the small stuff but by golly, he’s EVER PRESENT in the major things of life!

    • Yuki, thanks for stopping by. It sounds like you’ve noticed God at work in all sorts of different circumstances. It’s reassuring to know that he guides us in both large and small things!

  3. Congrats to Yuki, our winner in the free book Friday give-away. Yuki, look for an email from me, and reply to it, we’ll send your book out right away.
    We’ll give away another book next Friday.

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