This week we will intentionally be aware of two conversations:
- Our conversations with God
- Our conversations with another
Our Conversations with God (journaling)
Journaling is the perfect place to start a conversation with God. When we journal, we can ask him questions, prayerfully listen, and write down what He communicates to us. Start by choosing one question a day from the list below and write down what He shows you. Sometimes His answer may come as a picture, a song lyric, or a scripture verse.
- How do you see me when you look at me, Lord?
- What are some of the things you like about me, Lord?
- When you look into my future, what are the things that make you excited for me?
- Is there any particular lie that I still believe that you would like to bring to my attention today, Lord?
- What words of encouragement do you have for me today, Lord?
- Can you please teach me how to say yes to you, Lord, trusting that you will provide all that I need?
- Please help me believe that broken people like me are precisely the people you want to use to accomplish your will and to help others heal.
Our Conversations with Another
The goal of Gospel friendship(s) is not just to enjoy the fruits of friendship together, but also to offer them up as nourishment to the world.
“The darkness races in us, but honest conversation is a practice of light.” -Justin Earley
Select a friend you would like to share your “Conversations with God” (above) with during the week. Perhaps it is someone in your small group? In turn, ask them to share with you a moment they felt close to God and/or heard his voice (or prompting). The hope is that this conversation will help you “spur one another on to love and good deeds.” (Hebrews 10:24-25)