Tuesday, January 15, 2013

I need your help...

I'm just beginning to teach a Bible Study that I am writing myself after I dig through the scriptures and study different resource materials.  It is my FAVORITE past-time.  The name of the study is Fix Your Eyes On Jesus and it is based on Hebrews 12:1-3.  The gist of the study in a very condensed form is that we as Christians can follow the example set before us by faith-filled saints in scriptures and especially by Jesus Himself.  We are to keep our focus fixed on Him and run our God-given race with endurance.

In our first session we talked about our individual "races".  The way we feel as we run that race and the physical, spiritual and emotional toll it takes on us are very real parts of our journey.  In upcoming sessions together we will get to the portion of the above mentioned scripture that refers to growing "weary in our minds".  Let's face it, at differing levels we have all been weary minded--more than once in our lives! 

I say all of that to ask for your input:  We have all been in situations where we were weary.  I know that and you know that.  What we don't always know is the source of that weariness.  Because sometimes we face very private struggles.  We face giants that are kept behind closed doors.  We are up to our eyeballs (or deeper) in a battle that is only complicated by the fact that we can't voice a word of it to anyone due to shame or complications that may result from speaking it into a more tangible reality.

If you felt you could freely discuss your struggles and situations without risk of judgment from others, we might be more tempted to do so.  I know how I personally have felt in times of weariness, but I would love to hear from some of you.  I will toss the following questions out for thought in our next session.  If you would be willing to elaborate on them for me it would help me prepare.  You have the advantage of sharing privately with me where the class obviously will not.

If you would like to answer the following questions for me...you may go to my website at www.justmorejesus.com and use to the "contact me" tab and fill in the "comment" section of the form with your answers.  The form asks for your email and contact information but you can leave it all blank and only use the "comments" section.  An email will be sent to me at my private email address.  Thank you in advance for your participation.

Remember, you have total freedom to be honest because there is no way that I will ever know who you are...I appreciate your willingness to participate.

When your eyes are fixed on Jesus as scripture says, it means that you are to take them off of  
______(your situation)_____ and put them on Jesus.

I want you to think about your situation and finish the sentences below:

With your eyes fixed on _____(your situation)_____ you feel:

If you give voice to your thoughts they would sound like this:

If you could act anyway you want to as a result it would look like this:

Any Additional Comments:

Thank you!!  :)

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