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Questions from a fellow pilgrim!!

February 4, 2017


Ephesians 5:15-20

I have settled many of these things in my heart.  My convictions are set. Or are they.  In light of this passage these are some of the questions I sometimes ask myself:

  • How do I best rest and recharge? Is it okay to just sit, work a crossword or a jigsaw puzzle, or take a nap?
  • Must I try and engage the person next to me on the airplane? I don’t think I can talk to another person.
  • Is it okay to read for fun? Do I always have to try and find a lesson or truth in all that I read?
  • What does it mean to be faithful?  If I am not always reading the Bible or sharing my faith am I really being faithful?
  • Must I always listen to “Christian” music? I really enjoy many other kinds of music.
  • I love identifying with Christ when I first meet someone but sometimes doing that too quickly hinders my opportunity to connect with a non-believer? How do I know what God wants me to do?
  • Speaking the truth in love is so difficult. How do I grow in my skill to do this?
  • Is it okay to play with my grandchildren without thinking about how I might challenge or encourage them to be more like Christ?
  • Is it really okay to dance with my wife? (I grew up in a place in time that all smoking, drinking, dancing, playing cards, eating out or shopping on Sunday were considered sin.)

What are the questions that you find you are asking yourself?  What are the convictions that you have come to?  Is it okay that we don’t share the same convictions?

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    February 5, 2017

    Of course I ask myself those questions but I was hoping for an answer from you. ?


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