Flashcards in Life Calling Chapter 10 Deck (58):
Those assets in our lives that enable us to comprehend and respond to a higher Source of power and guidance
Of or pertaining to a Supreme Being/Power in the universe
An acquired behavior pattern, practice, or custom regularly followed until it has become almost involuntary
Permanent and inseparable element, quality, characteristic, or attribute that exists within a person, usually from birth
Force that arouses a person to action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behavior
Of or pertaining to the aspect of human existence that is apart and distinguished from the physical nature
Define spiritual strengths
The capacity of our lives that enables us to discern and respond in service to the mysterious inner leading of God
Beyond ordinary or common experience, thought, or belief; existing above and independent of the ordinary range of perception in the material universe and the space-time continuum
Thriving state or condition of existence characterized by health, happiness, prosperity, and contentment
What two areas of spiritual interaction do spiritual strengths identify?
What are the 8 areas of spiritual discernment?
1) Meditational solitude
3) Bible study
Spend time by yourself so you can listen to God's voice in your spirit
Reduce the distractions in your life that keep you from hearing God
Read passages in the Bible and seek to understand them and apply the principles learned to your life
Dialogue with God about both God's concerns and yours
Admit it to other people and to God when you've done something wrong to them and seek forgiveness
Join with other people in small groups and in large gatherings to produce spiritual growth
Offer reverent honor and homage to God
Develop a decided pattern of engaging with others to solve problems or needs encountered by these others
What are the 8 steps of spiritual development?
Know how to transition between 8 areas of spiritual development.
In class discussions
What are the 3 areas of spiritual response?
1) Phenomenal level
2) Informational level
3) Giftedness level
Involves miraculous events that guide or enable our path with no rational explanation
Receive thoughts and impressions that clearly do not come from our own mind, but provide us with critical guidance
Unique spiritual forces are placed in our lives as part of God's calling
What are the four groupings of giftings?
1) Romans 12:3-8
2) 1 Corinthians 12:7-11
3) 1 Corinthians 12:28
4) Ephesians 4:11-13
What are the seven intrinsic motivations?
What does it mean to be saints?
We are representatives of what is to come, not representatives of this dark world
No one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit.
Choosing to retain the knowledge of God
Choosing not to retain the knowledge of God
In what area of spiritual development are the fruits of the Spirit most shown?
What are the four reasons it's more difficult to listen to Gods voice rather than our own?
1) We have to choose not to be selfish
2) We have to choose to study about God
3) We have to choose to remain disciplined
4) We have to choose to live by faith and apply what we've learned
List the fruits of the Spirit and reference.
9) Self Control
What are the ways in which we can be confident in our giftings?
1) We are uniquely gifted
2) God loves us
3) We are called and have a purpose
4) We have the hope of eternity
What are the two ways in which we can be humble in our giftings?
1) Equally sinful
2) All saved
To discern what is morally right and wrong in situations
To discern legitimate needs or tasks others have
To discern truth through careful research
To discern encouragement and practical solutions needed for life problems
To discern financial needs others have in their lives or efforts
To discern the organizational needs others have when working
To discern the emotions of others
To respond in service by publicly speaking out from internal convictions concerning what has been discerned
To respond in service by finding practical ways to provide physical assistance to help them fulfill these needs and tasks
To respond in service by clearly presenting this truth to others
in such a way that it will be easy to learn
To respond in service by outlining practical steps of actions others should take to overcome problems
To respond in service by financially investing in and supporting other worthwhile people and projects
To respond in service by organizing, coordinating and guiding their activities and setting goals for their endeavors
To respond in service by providing mercy to those who are in emotional distress
There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; those who seek find; and to those who knock, the door will be opened."
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.
What chapter is the Lord's Prayer?
List the Beatitudes and reference.
1) Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven
2) Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted
3) Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth
4) Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled
5) Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy
6) Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God
7) Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God
8) Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven
9) Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me
List the reference for the "armor of God".