As we closed of class this past week I asked for you to write out your “Faith Story” and e-mail it to me. I believe this to be a great exercise for us all in order to make sure our story is Short, Simply and shows our before and after.
People all around are hurting and looking for answers. As we make an effort to live in a “3-D world” we must be about the business of developing relationships, Discovering their life stories and Discerning when is the proper time to discuss spiritual issues with them. This is the time when our “faith story” will have the most impact. People are looking examples of how “religion” can make a change in their lives. And remember, we are talking with people who do not have the Holy Spirit dwelling in them therefore our stories must be Crisp and Clear.
I received an email from one of our class and was excited to see a crisp and clear faith story. She is ready to share her faith in a clear way with whomever God puts in her path.
How about the rest of us? Are we ready?
Be practicing on the illustration you liked best from the lesson. I liked the “Ladder” sketch and look forward to using it when I can.
Eric Farst will be sitting for me this coming Sunday as Christine and I will be in Colorado visiting friends.
During the week
Be working on the section called “Individual Strides” (this is code for homework) starting on page 47 of your book.
Don,t forget the party at the Keith’s home on October 4th. We will celebrate Bo passing his Master Plumbing Exam.
- Keep on with your daily reading and devotions. Spending quality time with God daily is key to a good relationship.
- Hide God’s Word in your heart through scripture memorization and meditation.
“Then you will understand what is right and just
and fair—every good path.
For wisdom will enter your heart,
and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.
Discretion will protect you,
and understanding will guard you.”
(Prov. 2:9-11, NIV)
May the Lord richly bless you each one,