Whisper Sunday School Class Update
Hello! Surprise! I am opening another way of communication to keep you in the loop of what happened in class, so you can catch up and come prepared for the next class.
Can I say that every week it has been a delight to teach the class and hear your thought provoking questions and how you are processing what you have read? It is really encouraging for me as a pastor and teacher of the class. I hope that this book has been a blessing to you as it has been to me.
Now, back to the update.
Last Sunday we discussed our progress in chapter 6. If God speaks to us through the desires of our heart, it does not mean that every desire we have is a holy desire. We need the guidance of the Holy Spirit to discern what is a God-given desire, a desire that God placed there because he wired you that way, or because he is giving you a new desire. Walking into desires without discernment can be a life-threatening move. Some people felt relief and were encouraged to see that God can redeem and use the desires he gave us to lead us to experience Him, to be able to step into new adventures, or just give us permission to be ourselves.
As a pastor I enjoy seeing us released to be who God created us to be. Sometimes it can feel scary or unusual because we do not feel like we have permission to walk there, or perhaps for a long time we felt that all of our desires were bad. Please meditate on Psalm 37:4 and rest assured that the desires he put in you are good. They start good discussions and ignite great adventures, and they are always given with the intent of leading us to know Him more.
So, what would that look like for you? What would listening to God through your God-given desires look like for you today? How would it change the choices you make in how you spend your time and energy?
For next week we will be reviewing chapters 7 and 8 of the book.
Select at least one activity below to complete before next week.
Read: Read chapter 7 and 8 from Mark’s book Whisper.
Get Alone: Meditate and reflect on the chapters using the reflection questions (If you don’t have them, I can send them by email upon request.)
Pause: Develop rhythms during your day to pause to pay attention. The Lord might be speaking to you through one of the three ways you have read so far.
Journal: Use the good ole paper and pen to register what progress you have been making so far. Describe your new discoveries, surprises and joys.
Pray: Ask God to teach you how to hear him better this week, day by day, moment by moment.