Monday, February 21, 2005

Lesson 1

Wild At Heart by John Eldredge
Lesson 1
Following along in the Field Manual, answer the questions on pages 10 & 26. Namely, recall your favorite action movie, favorite character in that movie, and the qualities of that character. Could you see yourself in that role or exhibiting those quality traits?

As an example, I really enjoyed watching The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King. I could see myself as Aragorn - a man of bravery, honor, heart, and passion. He is reluctant to assume the role as king, for he knows the men before him have failed. Lastly, Aragorn refuses to allow treachery or deceit enter his heart and therefore knows he must be king to save middle-earth. It's the qualities of this character that define me; not the character itself.

On page 26, John Eldredge takes us deeper. In regards to our "wild hearts" do family, work, or church stifle our longing to be wild? Do any of these try to 'cage' us? Now don't get me wrong: John isn't looking for ways to begin an uprising against the aforementioned. View these as opportunities for improvement. For example, my 'problem' area is church. Church is sometimes full of stuffy posers - fakers. How would a visiting person react to these people? A first impression takes place within 30 seconds. How crucial then is being real and a light for Christ? FYI...a teenager can spot a poser a mile away.

Pray about this lesson and how God can help you. If needed, seek a prayer partner and communicate your needs. The next WAH lesson deals with "The Poser". Read along in the WAH book and Field Manual.
Until next time: Keep fighting the good fight!


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