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Session 30

How do you feel about God?

Read: 2 Samuel 22:1-30

Have you heard the saying: “What Susie says of Sally says more of Susie than of Sally”? 

It’s is mostly used in reference to gossip, but it has more relevance than that. The things we say and think about the people around us have more to do with what’s going on inside of us than they do with whoever we are speaking of.

For example, when you’re angry with your husband, it’s likely you don’t have as many loving things to say about him to your coworkers as you would on a day where he showed up with flowers and breakfast in bed. The person you’re speaking of hasn’t changed, but your experience with him has. 

This is true in our relationship with God, as well. How we see God says more about us than it does about Him. 

How we see God says more about us than it does about Him.

For example, in 2 Samuel 22:1-30, David can write in detail about God as protector and rescuer (2 Samuel 22:1-20) because David humbled himself before the Lord time and time again. 

Even though David wasn’t perfect, he doesn’t see God as shrewd or vengeful because David was willing to repent and turn from his sin. David experienced God’s grace and forgiveness. So to David, it was impossible to see God as anything other than faithful, blameless, and pure.

David is a great example of the fact that when we are real with our feelings toward God, we can learn to experience the reality of His heart toward us. Being honest about how we see God gives us the opportunity to examine how we may be affecting our own ability to experience God’s complete unchanging character.  

Reflect:

  • Can you think of a time when you haven’t been “real” with your feelings toward God?
  • What is something that might stop you from being more authentic in your approach to God?
  • What is one thing you need to change to more fully experience God’s heart toward you?

1

It’s OK to allow ourselves to grieve

It’s OK to allow ourselves to grieve

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2

Respecting someone after they hurt you

Respecting someone after they hurt you

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3

When following God, always ask for directions

When following God, always ask for directions

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4

Does God call us to quit?

Does God call us to quit?

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5

Has your anger gone too far?

Has your anger gone too far?

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6

What “they” say doesn’t matter

What “they” say doesn’t matter

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7

Why waiting is worth it

Why waiting is worth it

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8

Why should I ask God what to do?

Why should I ask God what to do?

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9

Sing like no one is listening

Sing like no one is listening

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10

God always has a better plan

God always has a better plan

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11

Why would God choose me?

Why would God choose me?

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12

What is the secret to success?

What is the secret to success?

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13

Come out of the shadows

Come out of the shadows

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14

A life of harmony or hostility

A life of harmony or hostility

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15

What popcorn can teach you about sin

What popcorn can teach you about sin

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16

Did you hear what she did last night?!

Did you hear what she did last night?!

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17

Is God fair?

Is God fair?

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18

The difference between love and lust

The difference between love and lust

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19

Why would I reconcile with God?

Why would I reconcile with God?

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20

Is the work of discipline worth it?

Is the work of discipline worth it?

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21

How do you know who to trust?

How do you know who to trust?

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22

Choose your battles wisely

Choose your battles wisely

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23

How to handle the haters

How to handle the haters

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24

Pride: a fatal flaw

Pride: a fatal flaw

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25

Do you act before you think?

Do you act before you think?

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26

Getting over the grip of grief

Getting over the grip of grief

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27

Do for others what Jesus has done for you

Do for others what Jesus has done for you

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28

Your words can ease the tension

Your words can ease the tension

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29

Is God your last resort?

Is God your last resort?

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30

How do you feel about God?

How do you feel about God?

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31

How to praise God in all circumstances

How to praise God in all circumstances

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32

Waiting for a leader worth following?

Waiting for a leader worth following?

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33

What you need to lead others well

What you need to lead others well

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34

How to fight with God’s strength

How to fight with God’s strength

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35

God’s character revealed

God’s character revealed

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