Talk about God-Sightings – January’s Orange Idea
Westminster’s “Orange Idea” is a monthly, family-friendly, 1-page resource to help you live out your faith at home. But what is “Orange,” you might ask?
As Julie and Matthew explained, it’s not just a colour—it’s a way of thinking: Yellow represents the light of Jesus shared by the church. Red represents the blood and bond of the family. So when you put Yellow and Red together you get…
So an “Orange idea” is when the church helps people live out their faith in their families and homes. After all, the home is the primary place where faith is formed.
So this monthly resource will help people of different ages learn about and live out their Christian faith in tangible, practical ways.
So here’s the Orange Idea for January 2018: Talk about God-Sightings.
Here’s where we’re going with this one:
Jeremiah 23:24 reminds us that God is everywhere. He is active in our everyday lives. He is all around us.
And if we open our eyes and hearts, and if we pay attention, we can see God at work. As we enter into the New Year, let’s resolve to take note of where, when and how we see God at work in our daily lives.
Each day talk about “God sightings.” It could be in the car, on a walk, around the table, before bed, or whenever! “God sightings” are moments when or where you saw God in action that day.
Ask the question: Where did you see God at work today?
Here are a few helpful Tips:
1. God sightings can be anywhere so open your heart and mind to looking even in unusual places.
2. Begin with prayer for God to open your eyes to see him at work.
3. Be creative about where and when conversations happen. A great place to talk is in the car. Share where you saw God at work as you drive around town.
4. If you need help to get started, here are some examples where someone might experience the presence and work of God: a smile that made you feel good, the birth of a baby, an answer to a prayer, a sunrise or sunset, a moment of courage or kindness, or the love you have for someone.
5. Look not only for God-sightings in your individual life, but in relationships too.
6. Adults should make sure they are leading by example, and able to articulate where they saw God at work that day.
In January, talk about God sightings. Ask: Where did you see God at work today?
The orange philosophy originates with Reggie Joiner in his helpful book Think Orange.
March 31, 2021