My version is what did I learn and what difference does it make?
The primary focus of this study (Experiencing God by Henry Blackerby) is living every day asking, "what is God up to?" and "how can I adjust to join Him?". God is at work all around, and am I will to jump in and cooperate with the invitation.
That is what I learned. Now for the final exam--what difference does it make? What action will it inspire?
- Will I move from the Happy Land of Good Intentions to a land of intentional faithful living?
- Will be a yes person instead of a no, or well...person?
- Will I hold on to my stuff, my time, my money very loosely--willingly letting God to have easy access to what He gave me in the first place?
- Will I do the hard thing, recognizing that God's great work was always, always, always more than the person initially imagined?
- Will I stop criticizing and start just making things better, asking--what I can do, where can I contribute?
- I will pray for people I don't much like and ask for forgiveness instead of focusing so much on who and how to forgive?
- Will I trust God as a person and not try and trust "my faith".
The end of the study is the beginning of new lessons. I look forward to a discussion Friday on Daily Life to hear how others plan to walk on a path that has been cleared just a bit.
I pray that I walk that path minus the pucker that comes from a sour taste.