Sometimes there is no clear answer. Maybe that is the intention. Maybe that is how it is supposed to be. One crucial aspect of my own growth has been my micro-group. Some churches call them small groups. For me, it is a place where I can share everything and get nonjudgmental feedback from a group of people who care about me and put God first.
Though some answers are clear, not all of them are. For example, today in my reading I got a bit confused in Luke 12:10
“And everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven.”
Why not? I thought they were one. My curiosity got to me. I brought it to my micro-group and talked it out. Had I not asked the question and explored more deeply, I would have just been reading words. I know I have to seek to understand, too. It is gratifying to be around nonjudgmental people who also make mistakes and have challenges similar to my own. The group also usually ebbs and flows with the ups and downs of the lives of the individuals who make up the group. It truly is community to me, especially since I live in a city like Vegas where that is not so easy to find.
I’d tell you what I learned, but the point of this post is to encourage you to seek more answers and a deeper understanding as well. The cool part of the conversation you may have may just surprise you and lead you in a completely unexpected direction. Try it.
Even though not all of the answers are clear, that does not mean we should not keep pursuing them. Keep asking. I think part of the mystery is intended. This helps keep us engaged if we choose to be and can make it work for each person’s individual relationship with God.
Thank you, God for Grace, Truth, Love, and Laughter,
(Reminder, this is just a journal of my mistakes, experiences, and thoughts along with my journey to having a closer relationship to God. I do not claim to be an authority on the subject. If you want to know The Way, read The Bible.)
What church do I attend? Verve Church in Las Vegas
P.S. Thank you, especially, for grace.
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