At the conference I was at recently one of the key aspects was the relationships we had the opportunity to build and strengthen. On the first night we were encouraged to ask the following questions of each other as we chat together – the answers take you quickly beyond chit chat.
What are you living for?
What’s holding you back?
So over to you? If you want to answer these questions on your blog, leave a comment here and I’ll pop over and visit – we can get to know each other!
What do I live for? Relationships and Discipleship are the two words that are strong in my heart.
Relationship with God – I’m not sure that I ‘live for’ this though I know I should. What stops me? Busyness, taking on too many projects, being distracted with things that aren’t helpful in my relationship – things that don’t really make God smile.
Relationship with my family and friends. This too gets challenged by my busyness. I get priorities out of whack and things start to look a little different than I really want them to.
Discipleship won’t happen unless I make time to build relationship first. I have been challenged afresh to speak into my children’s lives – not just with their life skills but with God’s Word – building them up in their faith. If I am going to take hold of every opportunity to speak into their heart I need to
- Have the Word of God in my heart in the first place
- Spend time with them so that I see the opportunities
So what are you living for?
What is holding you back?