God isn’t anxious about our questions, struggles, or doubt. He is who He is, regardless of what we think. I am curious by nature, my personality type described in-depth HERE. It is no wonder then that my faith journey began with the relentless pursuit of knowledge. A thirst for answers.
It is not only okay to ask tough questions, it is essential for growth and strong faith. Contrary to popular belief, the bible does not teach or encourage mankind to toss evidence and reason out the window. In fact, it actually instructs us to test and prove all things (1 Thessalonians 5:21). The bible encourages believers to seek knowledge (Hosea 4:6) and sound doctrine. It tells us to get wisdom and understanding (Proverbs 4:7). This week we are going to take a look at the thoughts and ideas that shape us. Instead of assuming we have all of the answers, we are going to open the door to asking questions:
Have you ever taken the time to explore matters of faith?
Have you ever put your thoughts/ideas to the test?
Have you ever taken time to compare and contrast different religions, to learn a bit about the history of each?
Living with intention means living on purpose. Doing the things that matter most. It means prioritizing “what is best” over “what is good.” It means know enough about myself and the life I am cultivating to make informed decisions. It means opening myself up to not only living on purpose but living with purpose.
As I mentioned from the start, the content for Intentional Gatherings is modeled after my journey. The weekly and monthly lessons are places I have walked, things I have learned about myself and the world, the driving force that fuels my desire to make the most of each moment. My hope is that the Intentional Gatherings series will help others navigate through uncertainty or darkness. And that they in turn would do the same for the women in their lives