Prayer: Lord, keep me open to the changes you have in store for me. Amen
Reading: Galatians 1:11-24 (Click to read text)
Stop and GROW: After reading the text, discuss/ponder the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's Book of Faith questions, which are part of Camp Mount Luther's GROW Time with campers.
QUESTION 1: What scares, confuses, challenges, or doesn’t make sense to me in this text?
QUESTION 2: What delights me in this text or is my favorite part of the story?
QUESTION 3: What stories or memories does this text stir in me?
QUESTION 4: What is God up to in this text?
Reflection: How are you being changed? Probably not as dramatically as Saul/Paul. In our text today, Paul reflects how God changed him from a prosecutor of Christians to one “proclaiming the faith.”
The longer I live, the more open I am about changes in my faith. There are some things that are pretty stuck, but I find lots of things that I learned growing up need to be adjusted. I truly believe that God is changing me that I may continue to proclaim the good news in this day and age to those God sends me.
How about you? What changes is God making in you? Do you find it difficult to change? Are you stuck in some faith issues that need adjustment? God is working in our lives. Let us be open to the changes the Lord is making in our faith. --Jim Bricker
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