MENTORING CORNER/STUDY GUIDE:
POURING OUT HEART & SOUL, 21.O2.20
- What is your experience of pouring out your heart/soul to the Lord?
- In what circumstances/situations would you most likely have done this?
- What was your hope/expectation in pouring out your heart/soul to the Lord?
- What was the outcome of having poured out your heart/soul to the Lord?
- Find the example from the Scriptures quoted that illustrates a positive/fruitful outcome.
- Cite the example from the Scriptures quoted in which the pouring out of the heart/soul seemed to have made no difference.
- Upon some reflection: (a) Was there an impact by lessons learned from specifics of the final outcome? (b) Did answers to your cries perhaps arrive in an unexpected format, a sort of round-about way, after-the-fact? (find example).
- Give two reasons for why Hannah’s outpouring may have received such a specific desired response.
- Which one of these (quoted) Psalms sounds like sadness and regret?
- Which example demonstrates complaining, ventilating, perhaps even self-pity?
- Identify the two quoted passages that are prophesying re Jesus/Yeshua.
- If they are put into context, the final two passages demonstrate what type of prayer? (Often, crying out is done on behalf of others).
- Identify, and evaluate the different situations and reasons why each of these individuals poured out their hearts/souls to the Lord.
- Identify the differing ways, times, situations and reasons in which you primarily/characteristically cry
out/pour out your heart/soul to the Lord?
- Reflect on the different outcomes which you have experienced. Which of the quoted passages would you most identify with?
- What was God’s response in each situation: (a) for the individuals in the quoted passages? (b) for yourself?
- Is God’s response (in either case) necessarily: (a) Immediate? (b) What the one crying out anticipated?
- What does that tell you about the variance between God’s view of the situation from your own view (or the one crying out in the Scriptures) of the situation?
- What do you suppose accounts for the difference?
- Does God not come alongside & feel sorry/give what you want right away, because He doesn’t care; or is it the case that he may have a greater purpose for allowing you to endure, persevere, in/for whatever it was?
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