Looking For God

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Then Laban and Bethuel answered and said, “The thing comes from the Lord; we cannot speak to you either bad or good.” — Genesis 24:50

Avid golfers regularly hear golf ’s great refrain when a player makes a great shot or finishes well: “That will keep you coming back.” In a world increasingly bent on cynicism, it’s nice that golf has such a positive adage.

These days, there is no greater remedy for negative, negative, negative than to fix our eyes on what God is still doing in our time.

Laban and Bethuel must have had such God-fixed eyes when Abraham’s servant suddenly walked on the scene and suggested that Bethuel’s daughter, Rebekah, was just right for Abraham’s son Isaac. Talk about far-fetched stories! But Laban and Bethuel had learned to look for God. Immediately they said, “This is from the Lord.”

We must think differently than our colleagues of the world. Men and women of Christ must look first for the influence of God.

Tip: Risk reward is in your favor only if you can gain more shots than you can lose.

Excerpted with permission from Go for the Green by Jeff Hopper, copyright Thomas Nelson.

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Your Turn

Take a moment to reflect on this past week. Are you looking for God? How have you seen God in action in your life? Did you see God where others might have seen “coincidence” or “luck”? We’d love to hear your comments here on our blog. ~ Devotionals Daily

Jeff Hopper

Jeff Hopper has a passion for golf and the Bible. He writes the Links Daily Devotional and other content for the official website for Links Players International (linksplayers.com), which is devoted to golfers and golf ministries around the world. He writes, "I am absurdly happily married and have three sons. I've no daughters, but I'm up to five nieces (10 nephews)."

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