Friday, March 16, 2012


Welcome to "Fan the Flame" Friday.

This is a weekly post that will be "short and sweet" (kinda like me...)

Just a word and a phrase, a sentence or a question...just a little something to "fan the flame" of your creativity!

Today's word: curious

What does it mean to be curious?

Is being curious a good thing, or a bad thing - or can it be both? Explain.

If you could ask God one question, what are you most curious about?

Let me know what you think!!

"This is why I remind you to fan into flames the spiritual gift God gave you…For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline." (2 Timothy 1:6-7)

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  1. The word curious has a positive connotation to me. I don't think of it as "nosey" (which I am as well). I think of it as the characteristic of one who questions and looks deeply to find the answers to those questions.

    I think His Word shows us that appropriate curiousity doesn't make Him angry. I think of the difference between Mary's question (How WILL this be?) and Zechariah's question (How CAN this be?) Mary wasn't saying she disbelieved or even doubted. She was just curious as to how God was going to do this huge thing through her since she was a virgin.

    I'm trying to be more like Mary in my curiosity.

    Hmmm... what would I ask God? Every day there is a new question, to be honest. The one nagging question that lingers day after day is simply, "Why me?" What did you see in me that was worth all the trouble?

  2. I am curious about what God wants for school for my grandson next year! Sandie

    1. So am I, Sandie! I'm asking that specific question when I pray about that request too. I know He has a place. I'm asking for the holy neon finger to point to it.

  3. The word curious makes me think of the phrase curiosity kill the cat. As with most things, I think being curious can be either good or bad dependent upon the instance.

  4. Curious I think is being inquisitive, wanting to know what is going on around you. I think it is a good thing as long as one is careful about it; you know what they say about the cat and curiousity. I'm most curious with God why he loves us so much. Why he was willing to send Jesus to us to die for our sins. Whey we are the apple of his eye. Why he intervenes, why he answers our prayers, why he puts up with us.


  5. Curious is wondering what is going on. I think being curious is not a bad thing. If I could ask God one question, I would ask Him why He chose to love me, flaws and all.

  6. Interesting...I was curious to see what your link title was about... :)

  7. The sermon this morning was about the end times. There are so many different interpretations. I think I would ask him which one is correct, and when it will take place.
    Curiosity is an interesting word. I'm curious about many things.


"So [I] have been greatly encouraged in the midst of [my] troubles and suffering, dear brothers and sisters, because you have remained strong in your faith. It gives [me] new life to know that you are standing firm in the Lord. How [I] thank God for you!" (1 Thessalonians 3:7-9)

Thanks for your comments - it is such a joy to be sharing my journey with friends like YOU!

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