Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Bible Study, Lesson 5

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Discussion Questions:
1. Have you ever found yourself 'in faith' yet bewildered or demoralized?

Yes, I think often times we have to walk by faith rather than sight. Things don't make sense or seem irrational in the world's eyes, but that's when we have to just simply have faith and "keep chugging along" (quote from my Mom)

2. Do you consider yourself content? Would you describe it as Decidedly Content or Dreamily Content?
Hmmmm.....right now, even with DH gone, I'd have to say that I am in a dreamily content stage. However, that has happened after quite a few years of being decidedly content. Things weren't optimum, but I was willing to simply accept and trust God. Moving here to Utah, I truly feel like I'm in a dream....a beautiful house, a beautiful state, a good church, etc.
3. If you are not content, are there circumstances that keep you from this feeling?
I'm very content right now.
4. Have you ever found yourself in a place where you looked back on a period of your Christian walk and believed a great opportunity passed you by?
Hmmm, I can think of friendships that I didn't pursue simply because I didn't want to take the time. I don't know if I "missed out" or not because I didn't give it a chance.
5. Do you ever believe your faith was stronger in an earlier time in your Christianity and find yourself floundering now?
I think there is a slight ebb and flow to my faith, but overall, I know that it getting progressively stronger. I flounder at times, but those are the times when I look up and God stretches and grows me further.
6. Can you recognize that this season may be one of great preparation instead of a period of "I Was"?
Ooops, guess I kind of answered that above. One of my all time favorite books is Pilgrim's Progress, by John Bunyan. What I love most is that the Christian walk is pictured as a journey. There may be setbacks, but always we can learn from that and we are always heading to The City of Light.

I'm a little out of it today, think it's close to my cycle, so not totally sure this makes sense. I did thoroughly enjoy this study today though; please forgive my "fuzziness".


Heather C said...

I think it makes perfect sense... and yes, it is a journey.. probably why they call it a "walk", eh? :) Happy to be making the journey with you... God bless!


Anonymous said...

Great post, I am almost 100% in agreement with you