Seeking God’s Research on Our Lives
According to the Cambridge English Dictionary, research is a detailed study of a subject, especially in order to discover (new) information or reach a (new) understanding. Some of you are researchers. You study humans, disorders, health, clinical outcomes, and practice. I am grateful for your work, as it informs and benefits my clinical outreach. I used to think of myself only as a clinician and not a researcher. However, given the previous definition, I, too, study a subject in detail for the purpose of new understanding. This is precisely what I do every time I sit with a client. I am studying the person in front of me intently, checking out my hypotheses, receiving feedback, altering my course, and refining my work. I need to learn what it is like to be him or her.
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