Day 4 – Aren’t You Just a Little Bit Curious?

Your Next 40 Days - Day 4

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Matthew 28:5-8

Reflect

Know anyone who’s really curious?

If you’re a parent of young kids, chances are your mind will go toward them. Kids are inherently curious. They ask why, even when they shouldn’t. They poke, prod and ask questions.

Know any adults who are curious?

Maybe a few, but the truth is, the older we get, the less curious we become.

I think that’s a shame.

Curiosity must have played a role in the resurrection story. What do you mean he’s not dead?
What do you mean he ‘appeared’ to people? Seriously?

But rather than cynically dismissing the accounts of Jesus’ resurrection, Mary and the others ran to find out what was going on.

They must have been curious.

What does this mean?
How will my life be different?
Does this mean it isn’t over?
Is something new beginning?
Is this resurrection going to change how I live?

Actually, those are pretty good questions for today too, if you’re curious enough to ask them.

So, are you?

Respond

Belong – Because you can belong before you believe.
What are you most curious about when it comes to Jesus and Christianity? Write those questions down and – if you’re ready – ask God some of those questions personally (through prayer).

Believe – Because those who belong often start to believe.
How has curiosity on your spiritual journey served you well? Has curiosity helped you trust God more? How?

Become – Because everyone who believes can become someone new.
Many seasoned Christians lose their curiosity. Curiosity can lead to great things and help keep cynicism at bay.  Why not pray through the five questions outlined above and see what happens today, this week, this month?

Dear God, don’t let me lose my curiosity. Help me to ask questions that lead me closer to you, and to never lose the joy that comes from knowing that you constantly surprise and amaze people. Through Christ I pray, Amen.

– by Carey Nieuwhof

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5 Comments

  1. Tim says, April 4, 2013 at 5:50 am

    If we are curios it means we are seeking. If we are seeking God we will find him, and the deeper and more meaningfull are realationship will be.

  2. Melanie says, April 4, 2013 at 6:35 am

    Don’t let others lack of curiosity, stop you! Sure they may roll their eyes at you, but you are growing closer to God through your curiosity.

    I volunteer in children’s ministry and the leaders are always in awe of the questions the kids have. Lets be like those kids!!!!

  3. Carey Nieuwhof says, April 4, 2013 at 10:19 am

    Tim – Great insight. Those who seek, find. Never lose that curiosity! Thanks for joining in on the journey.

  4. Carey Nieuwhof says, April 4, 2013 at 10:22 am

    Melanie – Thanks so much for serving. The curiosity of children can be inspiring can’t it? It’s pure, open, and genuine in a way that we often lose as we become adults. Thanks for investing in them and also for learning from them.

  5. Doris says, April 5, 2013 at 8:15 am

    Where is Day 5? It didn’t show up on my Android tablet this morning? I’m hungry for more…

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