Origin stories are everything for modern tastes; we want to know how things started and we crave narrative.
In entertainment, an origin story is the backstory revealing how a character steps into the lane of a hero. Knowing the how gives you a deeper understanding of the who & what. Beginnings are important. That's why God began His story with the book of Genesis.
When God crafts your origin story, He leaves clues. These fingerprints become a prophetic sign that, once discovered, you can depend on His finishing touches.
A.W. Tozer once said, "We need a baptism of clear seeing. We desperately need seers who can see through the mist."
The mist represents times in which it is easy to lose your direction and focus on all the things happening around you. Discovering God's fingerprints can give you a sense of clarity, comfort and confidence. It can affirm what God is doing in a world of crisis and confusion. Sensing these forensics can help you interpret the moments when you don't overtly sense God. By seeing this phenomenon in your past, it gives you courage to confidently place your present in God's hands.
"Common grace is encouraging, but sometimes we need to know that the hand of God is not far from us." God purposely has left His fingerprints everywhere in our life stories for us to discover; for the purpose of guiding us into our lane as God's deliverers and as a signpost to our destiny.
In our debut podcast, Keeping It 100 with Sean & Christa Smith, we cover this imperative topic in detail and we conclude the episode by sharing three decisive ways to discover God's fingerprints in your life.
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