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Session 3 | Looking to God


God is at work reconciling a world to Himself. Because He loves you, He wants to involve you in His activity. He begins by pursuing a love relationship with you. He then invites you to become involved with Him in His work through what is called the “Seven Realities of Experiencing God."

Seven Realities

  1. God is always at work around you.
  2. God pursues a continuing love relationship with you that is real and personal.
  3. God invites you to become involved with Him in His work.
  4. God speaks by the Holy Spirit through the Bible, prayer, circumstances, and the church to reveal Himself, His purposes, and His ways.
  5. God's invitation for you to work with Him always leads you to a crisis of belief that requires faith and action.
  6. You must make major adjustments in your life to join God in what He is doing.
  7. You come to know God by experience as you obey Him, and He accomplishes His work through you.

Jesus described the way He knew and did the will of His Father. Because the Father loved His Son, He showed the Son what He was doing. Jesus watched to see where the Father was working and joined Him. You can follow that same pattern by watching to see where God is at work around you. When He shows you, join Him in His work. Keep your attention on God's call to an assignment rather than on your spiritual gifts, personal desires, skills, abilities, or resources. Once you understand God's call to an assignment, obey Him, and He will work through you to accomplish His divine, eternal purposes.

My father is still working, and I am working…I assure you: The Son is not able to do anything on His own, but only what He sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, the son also does these things in the same way. For the Father loves the Son and shows Him everything He is doing. (John 5:17, 19-20)


  • What stood out or impacted you from the chapters?
  • What has God done lately that provided you an opportunity to know Him more personally?
  • Is God inviting you to join Him in His activity? If so, what is He asking you to do?
  • Have you heard God speak to you recently? What did He say? And how did you respond?
  • Are you presently experiencing a crisis of belief? If so, why?
  • What adjustments in your life is God asking you to make?
  • How have you come to know God more personally as a result of obeying what He told you to do?


Spend some time with your heavenly Father. Pray through the “Seven Realities of Experiencing God,” and ask the Father to help you understand how He works with His people. Take some time to reflect on the ways God has enabled you to serve Him in the past. 

*This content is a condensed and consolidated version ends of chapters 5 and 6. This is in no way original content to Fellowship Greenville. This content is from the book Experiencing God by Henry Blackaby, Richard Blackaby, and Claude King (copyright 2008). We are thankful for the use of the content and the impact it has had.