Encounter The Spirit


Week Two: Your Story

1. When you jump into water, are you a “feet-first” kind of person, or a “head-first” kind of person?
2. How about when you jump into new things?
3. What’s your “rock” (the hard thing you’re dealing with right now, or a crisis of belief)?
4. What “floods” in your life have destroyed things that needed to be destroyed? What “floods”
have created new life?

Spirit filled souls are ablaze for God. They love with a love that glows. They serve with a faith that
kindles. They serve with a devotion that consumes. They rejoice with a joy that radiates. – Samuel


1 Comment

  1. Tina Nance

    1. I actually don’t jump into water. When I was a small child I nearly drowned at Clark Hill Lake so I’ve had a fear of water since then. I love to swim and eventually taught myself how to when I got older but never will you see me dive into water or “jump” into water. So I guess I would say I would go “feet-first” because I will use stairs at a pool or if I’m at a lake I will just walk into the water.

    2. When I jump into things I usually go “head-first”. I give it my all because I believe that is what the Lord would have me do.

    3. I have a few “rocks” that I am dealing with right now. My biggest rock would be unemployment. My second biggest rock would be my health issues. Never in a million years would I have imagined I couldn’t do something that I really enjoyed doing anymore because of my health. Its also hard to comprehend at times that I have health issues because I am still young and never thought I would be battling any health problems till I got much older. But God is good and he has provided for me and my husband. He has even given me some insight to my next step in life. And guess what?? It is involving something else that I really really love…Photography!!! I have been taking pictures and have owned a camera every since I was 8yrs old. Never did I imagine I would be going into business with it one day. But God is leading me to the right people and it is happening. Its still nothing fulltime yet but he has given me a great vision of what it can be if I keep pressing forward.

    4. I would also call my health issues the “flood” in my life. I never knew what it was like to fully rely on the Lord until I started having severe migraines. I was in soo much pain, one day I was nearly blind for a good part of the day. All I could do was cry out to God. He heard my cry for help. While I did love the career that I had, the atmosphere at the place I worked was very ungodly and horrific. I stayed depressed and stayed down. I believe that my health (flood) delivered me from that place. I had prayed about it for a while and asked God to take me away from there and help me find another job. Well I haven’t found another job but he did take me away from there. Learning to depend on God for not just some of my needs but ALL of my needs has made me a better person. It has shown me to be more compassionate towards others and it has deepened my relationship with the Lord.

    Comment by Tina Nance on June 10, 2012 at 2:39 pm

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