Doesn’t it seem like the space between “what was” and “what’s next” makes us uncomfortable? Maybe that’s the reason we fill every empty or quiet moment with noise and activity—a glance at our phone between conversations, checking email between appointments, aimless activity between major life changes. The in-between quiet spaces of life create disquiet in us. However, our transition moments (the big and small ones) can become a place where we discover the presence of God in our lives. How could you create space in your transitions for God to shape your soul?

Think through your routine day…what are some of the minor transitions occurring daily that you may not even notice?

What did the leadership, relationship, and geographical transition in Acts 15:36-41 reveal about Barnabas and Paul? How did they change because of this transition?

What have some of your major life transitions in the past or present been like? How have those changes transformed your life or character?

What would it look like for you to grieve, celebrate, and hope during a time of change?

How might your perspective change by praying a simple prayer in your minor daily transitions and your major life transitions, “Jesus, I give everyone and everything to you.” How will you make this prayer part of your life?

Do you know anyone in a season of transition, how could you reach out to care for and support them? If you’re in a season of change, how could you receive support from others?

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