Monday, May 19, 2008

"I Am" Lesson 2



Discussion Questions:
What is your initial response when anyone suggests you are beautiful?

Well I used to think ya right or ya you are just being nice. Now I am working on believing that God made me a certain way Beautiful.... And now after this study I have even more to work into feeling beautiful.



Do you find you engage in a lot of negative 'self-talk'? How much of your thought life does this form of thinking consume?

I don't verbalize my negative self talk however I beat myself up a lot for falling short of my goals. It consumes too much of my time.

What is the most radical transformation you've witnessed in an individual after they were born again? It's okay to tell about your own!

I don't know of any radical ones. My re dedication to the Lord resulted in a daily desire to learn everything I can about God.

The imagery of being a City Girl has absolutely changed the way I perceive my worth before God. Does it yours? Will you receive this truth and let it boost your righteous confidence?

Wow, That is a great new perspective - yes I receive this, and I'm going to hold on to it tightly.

Thanks again Lisa,
Lynn

1 comment:

Paula (SweetPea) said...

I was surprised by the first question and wanted to comment. My first reaction to someone saying that first depends on "how" I look that day. If I feel confident about my face/hair/attire, then I think MAYBE they are telling the truth. If my complexion is broken out, I would definitely think they are just being sweet.

However, yesterday at our local Chrisitan bookstore, the woman who works there and knows about my situation so lovingly touched my hand and asked how I was doing. She then turned to her co-worker (the owner whom I know) and said "isn't she so pretty". Oh talk about being on cloud nine. I have felt pretty good about my external beauty lately and boy that was the icing on the cake. It touched me so much that I plan to send her a card saying so. It just warmed my heart.

God is good and I will wait upon Him. He has created in me the faith that I just know He is going to provide the miracle of miracles for me.

Yes, I do find myself having negative self talk. However, it has decreased the more I draw close to God. I guess the closer my walk with the Lord, the more I focus on the good (praying, reading, obeying, trusting), the less importance my flaws play a role...still worthy on being worked on but not the high point of my character.

I feel a strong transformation since Chris left. I wouldn't call it radical as I wasn't a hooker on drugs and living in the slums...that would be radical for me. I guess I see the tranformation in me as a much closer walk with the Lord and determination to obey Him, I have more confidence in my knowledge of God. I have been a Christian for 13 years. The six years prior to Chris would growing years and moderate strength but I tell ya nothing grows a person stronger than a trial.

Love to you,
Paula