More Questions Than Answers

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I had a girlfriend tell me recently that she was ready to give up on Bible study because she just couldn’t answer all the questions.

I get her frustration. Nobody wants to feel like we don’t have what it takes to understand the Bible. Unfortunately, that’s a dilemma I hear all too often.

Friends, together can we bury the notion that being confused or not having all the answers is a bad thing? We are studying the Bible, a book of truth about our incomparable God!

Honestly, if we walk away from a study and feel like we’ve got it all figured out, we may not have done a very thorough job. No don’t misunderstand me; we should be learning. But if we aren’t challenged or confused along the way, did we really learn anything about God?

Let’s be people okay with not knowing it all.

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Discomfort is the Difference

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I had to get my seventh grader, Cooper, dress shoes to wear every day for the new school year.

That’s a pretty dramatic step up in his shoe game. When he put them on he said, “Mom, these really aren’t comfortable at all.” I told him, “I’m sure they’re not buddy. They aren’t going to feel like your old tennis shoes, but the discomfort reminds you that they’re different.”

What a truth for you and me! Maybe you’re a new believer and living life like Jesus is just really uncomfortable for you right now. I’d say the same thing I said to Coop, your discomfort is proof that you’re different.

Maybe you’ve walked with Jesus a long time, but he’s challenging you to leave behind some old attitudes, thoughts and behaviors. It’s really hard, right?

But the truth is our discomfort is proof that we are living differently. And I’d say that discomfort is totally worth it.

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Glowing

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Recently, a girlfriend challenged me to drink almost a gallon of water a day.

She promised that I would feel a huge difference if I kept it up. Honestly, the first difference wasn’t exactly welcome. I spent a lot more time in the bathroom than I wanted. Frankly, I was kind of irritated.

But after a few weeks I noticed that I did feel better, and last week a girlfriend of mine said my skin was glowing. It’s still not super convenient, but the benefits totally outweigh the sacrifice.

I bet there are things in our spiritual lives that would feel the same way. Getting up early to pray — inconvenient but so worth the sacrifice. Reading Scripture on a lunch break — not convenient, but totally worth it.

Let’s try it. Let’s fill up on Jesus and see if we glow a little bit.

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