Tough Question Tuesdays

I can’t believe I’m going to do this, but here goes. Starting in September, I’m going to start writing a special blog post called Tough Question Tuesdays.  Quite often I get emails from my readers with really tough questions. I mean tough. My heart longs to answer each and every one of them, but if I did, I wouldn’t have time to write books, blog posts or devotions.

So here’s what I’m going to do. I’m going to set aside one day a we
ek to answer tough questions. I’m going to pray over the questions that come in my email box, and pick one to be question of the week. I’ll post the question and my response on a Tuesday.

Some questions that I get are very similar. So even though a posted question might not be your exact question, the post could be the answer to your question as well.

Let me make this perfectly clear…I don’t have all the answers. I’ve spent my whole life asking God tough questions…and I am still asking Him tough questions.  And while I don’t have all the answers, I know the One that does. I read the Book that does.

One thing I won’t be doing on Tough Question Tuesdays is giving advice on personal situations. I don’t know what God is doing in your life through the circumstances you are facing. However, I might be able to point you to Scripture that helps you hear from God more clearly.

So, do you have a tough question? Ask away! It could be a question about Scripture or a question about how to apply Scripture to your life?  Rest assured, I’m not going to post the question asker’s name…just the question. Tough Question Tuesdays is a safe place.

Here’s you official invitation. Email your Tough Question to Sharon@localhost/sjold. And then be on the lookout for a reply in a Tough Question Tuesday blog post.

I’d love for you to invite your friends to sign up for my blog posts at Sharon@localhost/sjold. It could be that the posts are just what she needs to help her live fully and free in Christ.

I’m excited! This is going to be quite an adventure.

Living Fully and Free,



6 Responses to Tough Question Tuesdays

  1. Janice Cretton June 28, 2012 at 4:44 pm #

    God has put a burden in my heart for the lost, and a passion to spread the good news of Jesus to everyone I meet. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, many are receiving Jesus into their hearts, and entering the Kingdom of God. It is the most exciting, fulfilling work, and I sometimes share my amazing testimonies with other Christians and in church. They are usually inspired by the testimonies, and I hope it spurs them on to share Jesus too, but sometimes I question whether I really should be sharing the testimonies with other Christians. I’m afraid they may think I am boasting about all the people who are being saved, but in a way, I really am boasting of what Jesus is doing through me. I am only His vessel and mouthpiece. I also wonder if I am supposed to be quiet about the many salvations, so I can receive my rewards from God, and not from men. At the same time, I don’t want to be disobedient to the Lord, if He wants me to share my testimonies to inspire the body of Christ to get out of their comfort zones. It’s one of the most difficult things for me to do, to speak publicly in front of my church to share a testimony, and I would rather stay in my comfort zone. I just want to do what God wants me to do, and I know He wants me to share the good news of what He has done on the cross for all mankind!

  2. Kayla July 3, 2012 at 9:20 am #

    All praise to our glorious God – I too have a heart to share my testimony/Gospel when ever i feel led or prompted by the Holy spirit, it’s something that has to be done and people need to hear it. Sometimes it’s hard to hold back when I feel it’s just not right to say something BUT that’s because God is preparing those who will hear it, later! The time has to be right – I’m talking about for me in my work place (i work in a Doctors office/surgery in the UK) there are so many patients(who are sad/downcast) that come through the doors and lots of other workers not to mention the Doctors that are seeing Jesus in me (hallelujiah) i do have to be very careful (especially prayerful) about what i do and don’t say to people in the workplace – God knows i want to shout from the roof tops about the TRUTH of the gospel but the time has to be right – the Lord knows when that time is right – i pray everyday for Him to prepare the hearts of those around me and they are all still sussing me out (i ‘ve been in this job, the Lord graciously gave me, just 10 months) and have shared my testiomony a few times when prompted by the Holy spirirt and i’m so desperate for them all to hear the truth. But like God’s word says – through actions, people will see His love also – God bless you all – Girlfriends in God <3 – Help us Lord to live our lives the way You have plannned for us – help us to step out in faith and out of our comfort zone to take that stand for You. Help us stay close to You, and to be led by You alwyas in Jesus precious and Holy name amen XXX

  3. Ketia Adams July 3, 2012 at 11:45 am #

    I’m grateful to God that through the storms of life, I can dance in the rain. I see God making changes in my life that I may never do enough to deserve, but I know that God is an awesome God and He gives second chances. Awesome is our God.

  4. Cathy Cutrell July 3, 2012 at 4:26 pm #

    Just wanted to share how much I realized we are bonded as a community of GIGs when I didn’t receive your email. I appreciate so much how all three of you share your hearts for God and what He has done in your lives and help give us encouragement to share ours and to live more victoriously in Jesus Christ. To God be the Glory…Love you, Cathy

  5. brenda July 3, 2012 at 5:43 pm #

    I see the Lord working in our lives everyday. Sometimes the work is sutle sometimes it is strong and masterful. I have had a battle with my adult daughter,wife,mother of one and one expected. The devil has been working on her body. At 28 she is having breathing problems and is on oxygen. Sometimes it is all she can do to just breathe. I know the Lord isworking. Sunday she was able to go to church, the first time in awhile. She needs a closer walk with the lord. Pray that she gets to be close to the Lord and raise her family and all sickness will disapper. brenda

  6. Davida Brown July 4, 2012 at 6:52 pm #

    Hi Sharon,
    Just wanted to say that your devotional today…July 4th…really spoke to my heart where I am now. I was not feeling in the best of moods, and probably communicated that in a phone message to my son and a couple of emails to girlfriends who sincerely care about me. I usually mix the “good” with the “bad”, always seemingly needing to set everyone straight about some possible misunderstanding or just to project my negative feelings for the day. Usually this is preceded and followed by nice things, as is proper in writing any negative correspondence. However, it occurred to me today that I should just leave off the negative and concentrate on more of the positive. I am almost 64 years old and am still learning how to be a human being…and a positive Christian.
    Thank you and God bless you and everyone on this glorious remembrance day!

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