As we’ve been working through this series, I’ve been wanting to provide you with a sample list of questions you can hold in the different areas of your life to help you notice God’s activity and presence, as well as your own formation process. And so that list — broken up by categories — is below.
This is not an exhaustive list, of course, but it’s a good set to consider when you’re wanting to be intentional about noticing God in the details and how those details can contribute to your ongoing formation.
- In what area of your home do you experience the greatest felt presence of God? Why do you think that is?
- Enter each major area or room of your home and offer a prayer over the people and activities that populate that space.
- In what ways do you experience God in your home?
- In what ways do you wish you experienced more of God in your home? How can that desire become a point of prayer and a place of intentionality for you?
- Imagine Jesus’ presence with you in every activity you engage (making meals, driving in the car, cleaning the house, watching TV, engaging with those you live with, etc.) through the course of one full day. What do you notice about his presence?
- What conflicts do you experience at work? How might these become opportunities for prayer?
- Do you become more or less like your true self at work? Why do you think that is?
- How do you experience the strengths of who God made you to be in your experience of yourself at work?
- What spirit pervades your workplace? Is it a spirit of laughter, joy, freedom, comaraderie? A spirit of fear, divisiveness, apathy? Notice the spiritual undercurrent of your workplace, and join in the spiritual battle through prayer as you work.
- Which fruit of the Spirit — love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, or self-control — is least fruitful in your work life? Allow the cultivation of that particular fruit to become a point of focus between you and God.
- Is there anyone who could use your words of encouragement today?
- Where do you experience joy and freedom in relationship right now? What dynamic allows that to be your experience in those relationships?
- How are the people in your life reflections of the different attributes of God?
- Is there a pattern to the struggles you experience in relationships? How can that pattern be an entry point for growth in you? What might be God’s invitation to you in that particular struggle?
- How can you be a reflection of the heart of God toward the people in your life right now?
- What do you most fear in the context of relationship? Share that fear openly with God and listen for God’s words in response to you.
What questions would you add to this list?