GOD’S WILL AND MY RESPONSE
Talk about one or more of the following with a friend or family member.
-Talk about a few of your favorite things—foods, or colors or music. Do you associate a memory, place or activity with any of those?
-Have you ever gotten side-tracked on a trip or in life, and ended up someplace you didn’t intend to go—and it was better that way? Share your story.
-Do you recharge socially or privately? Would you rather serve publicly or behind the scenes? How do you think the people around you would answer those questions?
Discuss with someone who can point you back to Jesus and His love for you.
-The Holy Spirit prepared Lydia’s heart to receive Paul’s message and shaped her response. How have you seen or experienced the Holy Spirit at work in similar ways?
-When have you felt most useful to other people? When have you felt most useless? What can you learn about yourself in the differences between those two settings?
-Where do you think the Holy Spirit is creating openness in you right now? What help from
others or promise from Jesus will shape your response?