The minister/non-minister divide is something we’ve created, not God. Understanding your spiritual theme is the first step to getting past of it.
I’ve created a simply but effective spiritual gifts test. And it only has one question.
The little ones cry a lot. They’re ruled almost completely by their emotions. And most of the time they haven’t even figured out how to use their words yet to communicate what’s wrong. This is tied in to God and his grace.
I always learn more when I push myself into strange corners.
Why are bad words bad? (Are bad words bad?)
Hard times are not the only way we grow closer to God. We can be intentional about it. (And, bonus, sometimes a little studying is what keeps us out of the hard times!)