Monday, November 21, 2011

Lady of Reckless Abandonment (4th Meeting) - Friday, November 18, 2011

Lady in Waiting - Chapter 1 - Lady of Reckless Abandonment

On Friday, November 18th, 2011. We met at the house I'm staying at to share with each other what is going on in our lives as well as to go over the first Chapter in our Study. Afterward a few of us fellowships by going to the UAA Hockey Game where we won 3-1 :) It was a fun evening and we hope to do more activities like this in the future. Below is the questions we went through from the first chapter. Once a week please come back and review these, we want to meditate on these lessons that Christ is trying to share with us during this season of growth.

From your perspective, what is the difference between “token commitment” and reckless abandonment” to Jesus? Is your relationship with Jesus one of sacrifice or convenience? (2 Sam. 24:24)

We all agreed that a token of commitment was approaching our relationship with Christ only half-hearted. It's mainly for our own convenience. Whereas reckless abandonment is going all out; where will will sacrifice things for the Lord.

Have you broken you “alabaster box” at the feet of Jesus? (see Mark 14:3-9 and Luke 7:36-39.) Are you afraid to break your box at His feet? Why?
Some of us had broken our alabaster box whereas other's had not. We discussed what is inside our alabaster box (Our dreams, spiritual gifts, personality, experiences, heart, abilities, love, compassion, strength, gratitude and faith).

Like Ruth, has your relationship with Jesus affected your friends, your surroundings, and your faith? (Mt.19:29).
We agreed that our relationships with Jesus has affected our friends, surroundings and faith but not to the extent that we would like.

Does your life have public and private evidences of your reckless abandonment to Jesus Christ? Explain.
Yes, our lives have both public and private evidence of our reckless abandonment to Jesus.

Read Colossians 2:10. What does being complete in Jesus mean to you? In what ways do you feel incomplete? How can that be changed?Know who you are in Christ.

Have you experienced the completeness that comes from the courtship available with your heavenly Fiancé? Consider this dating prerequisite: You must understand you are complete in Jesus before you ever date or marry.
Some of us need reminders of this in our lives.

What does the following statement mean to you: “Any woman who does not understand that she is complete in Jesus is susceptible to idolatry”? (This idolatry is dependence on a guy to make her complete-thus putting him in God’s place.) Consider this verse: “How happy are those who know their need for God…” (Mt. 5:3 Phillips).
We all know that we can only be complete in Christ! :) Yet, we get distracted by the things of this world, we need reminders and encouragement from each other to stay on the right path.

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