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When Questions are Necessary

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Have you ever participated in a Bible Study that impacts you in such a way that you are inspired to make changes immediately?

I certainly have and none more so than the study I have recently finished called “The Quest: An Excursion Toward Intimacy with God” written by Beth Moore.

What I loved about this study was that it challenged my consistency when it came to ensuring that I spent intentional time with God. Let’s be honest, I’m sure we would all like to be more intentional with our Bible reading and prayer life and there are a number of ways we can connect with God authentically if we make it a priority which is really hard to do when our schedules are so jam packed with every day life.

I started this study with no expectations.  Little did I know that it would begin my adventure of learning to ask questions with an expectant heart while being fully confident that God would answer each and every one. It took me through the questions that are in the Bible and the context that surrounds them and gave me a fresh picture of the relationship between God and man in their journey through life with Him.

It’s so easy to feel that reading the Bible and praying to God is a one-way communication.  We live by faith and most of us are not going around expecting to hear God in an audible way giving us answers. But one thing I know for sure is that our relationship with God is exactly that, a relationship, and in order to grow in a relationship questioning is part of the process.  If God didn’t want us to ask questions of Him then Jesus wouldn’t have instructed us to ask in Matthew 7:7-8 (NIV):-

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.  For everyone who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”

The important thing is that we ask Him the questions while acknowledging exactly who we are talking to.  Not questioning out of anger and accusation but questioning to gain understanding. Does this mean we cannot be emotional or angry about a situation when we cry out “Why me?”, of course not, just look at the book of Psalms or the book of Job, they are full of people trying to make sense of hard situations.  The important thing to remember when questioning is that God is God and we are not, and while we won’t always understand why we go through tough times, He is the one who knows the outcome and wants what is best for us. That’s were the faith and trust comes into it.

And while we may never see the answer to every question this side of eternity, how comforting it is to know that we will receive the answer either way.

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Life is a Journey

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Hi there,  For those of you who have been following me via Facebook or WordPress, thank you for your patience while I have taken a year long sabbatical.  For those of you who are joining me for the first time welcome!

To begin, I thought I would share with you what I have been doing over the last year.

I have spent time growing in my writing through various avenues one being COMPEL Training.  I have spent time growing in public speaking by being given opportunity to share from various platforms about my story and my love of God.  I have been living and travelling through the journey of life which has been full of ebbs and flows, beginnings and endings, hard times and times of celebration. And most importantly I have enjoyed spending time with my son who has almost finished school and is about to begin his own journey into adulthood.

I must admit I have been wondering whether I needed to re-launch this blog with a new name and a fresh website but after much prayer I realised that would not be authentic to who I am.  Why? because when all is said and done this is me.  Tracy Jean.  I live for the wisdom in every moment, for the lessons I learn, for the insight I gain, I look for God in every step I take and without fail see His faithfulness.

When all is said and done, that is what I am led to share with you on this blog and I am so pleased to have you with me on this journey.

So as we begin this new season in our journey together I pray that each and every one of you will begin, if you haven’t already, to see God in every moment with each step you take.