Theme of the Week: Curious Like A Kid
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
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Key Bible Verse: Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God's will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. (Romans 12:2)
Dig Deeper: Romans 12:1-5
Sometimes our certainties obscure what the good God is working in our story and in our world.
Becoming curious, repenting, and rewriting our spiritual narrative through beautiful questions is also a discipline. It doesn't happen by accident. It happens when we create space for it to happen.
Our souls and our stories aren't crying out for more certainty but a move back to childlike curiosity when it comes to what God is up to in our lives. To be able to see that sometimes our certainties obscure what the good God is working in our story and in our world.
To repent of our control of God through certainty and instead to embrace curiosity in our walk with him is what it means to accept the invitation to change our minds. I believe that chasing questions is an act of taking Jesus' invitation to repent. Walking with the teachings of Jesus, and by default the questions of Jesus, with this kind of curiosity rewrites the story of God that we're living. Questions rewire us to see the kingdom of God as it is and as it can be in this moment, this time, and this place in our story.
It is an evolving story, changing with life stages and situations, so we need to continue to seek curiosity throughout our lives.
—Casey Tygrett in Becoming Curious
Adapted from Becoming Curious by Casey Tygrett. Copyright ©2017 by Casey Tygrett. Used by permission of InterVarsity Press, PO Box 1400, Downers Grove, IL 60515, USA. www.ivpress.com.
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Prayer for the Week
Father, help me to trust you with the questions, tough experiences, and other curiosities of life that I can't explain.
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