Spending “alone time” with God is essential to our faith, strength, and ability to fight temptation. How strong is your eagerness to pray?
This study is meant to help us know how to handle pain. Whether it’s failing a test, rejection from a crush, or losing a loved one, we all have experienced pain to a certain degree at some point in our lives. This study will look at four different ways we can respond to pain, and how God can help us when we’re going through these painful experiences.
What motivates you?. Are you more motivated to please people or to please God? Do you believe it’s possible to care more about pleasing God than pleasing people?
There is no greater example of this in the Bible than that of King Josiah. Prior to Josiah, the kings of Judah and Israel had been living incredibly sinful and godless lives. In doing so, the whole nation was led astray. But all of this changed when the 26-year-old king decided to leave the human mindset behind and embrace a God mindset, starting with his desire and decision to rebuild God’s temple.
Spirituality is living life with a faith that is deeply convinced God chose called us change the lives of others.
Do you believe all your successes and sufferings are part of God’s shaping of your life to care for the lives of others?
Difficulties reveal who you really are. What are you like when you are not close to God? How do you tend to respond when something difficult happens?
What is my relationship with the truth? Do I suppress, exchange, reject, or welcome truth? In what area of my life and relationships do I resist facing truth most? How has my attitude and response to truth affected others?
What does it mean to be passionate for God? When was a time you were the most passionate about your relationship with God? What is your relationship with God like at present? Are you passionate or are you hardened?
How do you respond when you go through storms in life? Emotional storms? Do they drive you closer to God and make you stronger in your convictions? Or do storms leave you shaken and weakened in your faith?