Saturday, November 7, 2009

Fingerprints To God

fingerprints for God
I found this online at the CM site. Enjoy and I hope it helps you with your album.

Find your 10 Fingerprints
Your life is brimming with stories, and this process will help you find what we call the “fingerprints of God.” So what are these fingerprints? They are important events that may have seemed insignificant at the time, but turned out to be pivotal in setting the direction of your life. Follow the steps below to help identify your fingerprints:

Answer the 10 Questions
These questions will help you think chronologically about your life and how your faith has grown and developed. As you read each question, jot down a few thoughts on index cards or on the computer.
1.What was religion/faith like in your childhood home? Was church going or other faith-based events part of your life? Did anything memorable (good or bad) happen as a child/teen, and how did your faith in the Lord play a part in it?
2.Who most influenced your beliefs? How did family, friends, teachers, school (i.e., parents, grandparents, relatives, pastors, youth group leaders, etc) affect your beliefs?
3.How did you come to know Jesus Christ as your Savior? Did you have a re-dedication of your life? What other significant experiences have you had when you felt the Lord moving you closer to Him?
4.How did you see the Lord leading, protecting and guiding you through your dating experiences? If you are married, how did you meet your spouse? How has the Lord grown your faith through your marriage victories and struggles? Are you re-married? What happened? If you are single or single again? What significance does the Lord’s presence have in your life?
5.If you are a parent, or if you interact with children on a regular basis, how has your faith been affected by them? Have you adopted a child? How did the Lord lead you in that process?
6.How did you start on the path that led you to the career path you are on today? How did the Lord use circumstances, people, etc., to get you here? How has your faith affected the people with whom you work? Have you been on a mission trip? How did that affect you?
7.What faith lessons have you learned through an adversity? Have you ever felt like you hit rock bottom and, by God’s grace, you bounced back? Has the Lord “bailed you out” of a mistake?
8.How has music or other forms of artistic expression influenced your faith? Do you have favorite songs or hymns? Perhaps you’ve been influenced by sacred dance, beautiful art, drama, Christian radio, certain music groups, etc. What happened to encourage or convict you?
9.What scripture verses have been especially meaningful in your life? Do you have a favorite scripture(s)? Why is this passage meaningful? How has the Lord used His word in your life?
10.How has the Lord provided for your needs or answered a specific prayer? How has He healed you or sustained (protected) you physically or emotionally?

Journal your memories
With your thoughts and photos organized, write down more detailed accounts of your faith memories and the impact they had on your life.

Look at your pictures
Now look through your photo albums to find pictures that go with each question. Your photos may spark new memories and new answers to some of the 10 Questions.

When you have completed these steps, click Choose Your Album Style on the right navigation bar.

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