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Intentional Questions   1 comment

I am sure most of us have heard at some time or another that quote from Socrates “ “The unexamined life is not worth living” It would seem that the writer to the Hebrews was sensing the same danger when he wrote “We must pay more careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away”. Hebrews 2:1. The challenge there is to live an examined life, an intentional life, as we have examined this idea over the past few weeks at New Life we have seen that a good way of training ourselves to be intentional is to make a habit of regularly asking ourselves a number of questions. I promised last Sunday that I would list the questions we have identified as important incase anyone missed them

What is God saying to me? Am I being obedient?

Where am I growing in my Christian life? How is it evident?

What has God asked me to do? Do I have the “holy chutzpah” (audacity, courage) to do it?

Are my eyes fixed on Jesus? Have I crossed or am I approaching the finishing line for today?

These questions will of course become all the more effective as we ask them of each other, share the answers and lovingly hold each other accountable in the effort to avoid “drifting”

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Hebrews 10:24

So do share your experiences are you asking the questions? Is it making a difference?

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Posted September 2, 2009 by jolm15 in Uncategorized