Question 4 - Devotional or Discussion Guide

WHAT AM I HIDING?

(Check out the Youtube video for this question)

Do you tend to be private or open in what you share with others? To what kind of person are you confident in opening up?

Read Ephesians 4:17-5:20 (or if time is limited, focus on 5:8-20) – what stands out to you in this passage?

The video included a statement made in a small group that “we’re as sick as we are secret.” What is meant by this statement? Do you agree?

What are things that people hide or bury (5:12) that tend to come back to haunt them?

Do you have an accountability partner, a “spiritual friend” that helps you to “seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness (Matthew 6:33)? If so, how has this partnership benefited your spiritual life? What qualities might a person look for in an accountability partner?

Are there some things that should be confessed only to God? What might be the benefits of confession to another person (James 5:16)?

Read Psalm 119:11. What are ways in which a person “hides” God’s Word in his or her heart?

Great spiritual leaders throughout the ages, such as John Wesley, developed questions that were asked of other Christians on a regular basis to keep a person’s walk with God healthy and growing. Identify 1 or 2 questions you’d think it would be preventative for Christ-followers to be asked on a regular basis.

What is God leading you to pray about?

© Wayne Schmidt