We’re starting to think about how God communicates to us. What assumptions and insecurities do we have about him speaking to us and what is the Biblical reality?
- When you pray to God are you expecting a reply? Where do you think God is when you’re praying? Is he distance or close? Is he paying attention? What does this reveal about your expectations and assumptions? How does it affect how and what you pray?
- How confident do you feel about God speaking to you? Do you resonate with the story Dave told? What assumptions and insecurities are at work in you when you think about this?
- When do you expect God to speak to you? Is it about big, significant things, or are you ready for him to speak in the midst of your mundane, every day life? What could you do to be a bit more receptive to his communication?
Look at John 14:15-21.
How do you read this passage? When Jesus talks about obeying his commands what do you think he is talking about? What impact do these commands have in your life right now?
Now think about this passage specifically with the discipleship questions in mind? Think about Jesus’ commands as the answers to the two questions: What is he saying to you now? And what does he want you to do about it?
What does this passage help us understand about the process of wayfinding with the Holy Spirit? How does this passage tell us these questions are answered? What does the passage illuminate or reinforce? How does this make us more secure?