Let's make this week's discussion a simple one. Share one or two things that you underlined and explain why.
Was it something you wholeheartedly agree with? Something that challenges you to grow? Something you want to know more about or study more in depth?
If we were sitting around in a circle at a coffee shop (picture your favorite one and maybe even tell us which one it is so we can picture it too!), how would you finish this sentence: "I underlined the quote that says ________________ because ________________."
I love how Susan talks about Mary and Elizabeth's relationship in this chapter. Their relationship is a great model for spiritual mothering. "The mutual desire to live for God's glory make the relationship work. There are basically two approaches to life: self-centered and God-centered. ... They were not oblivious to self-centeredness, but they were obedient to God's Word." (pg 97).
"When a person is saved by God's grace and begins to understand the magnitude of His sovereignty, the "my" world view is replaced by a Biblical world view" (pg 98). What an awesome reminder. I also love on page 99 when she talks more about Mary and Elizabeth but my prayer is that I am also like these women. "Their world and life view was much bigger than their own worlds because God's glory was their life-purpose. They could accept and adjust to the changes that came into their lives because they were centered on God and not self".
Sometimes I feel like Susan is talking specifically to me. Like in this quote on page 101, "When by grace we are freed from bondage to sin, we become free to enter into healthy relationships. When our security is in Jesus and our significance is in living for His glory, we are released from the need to possess." I don't know how posssessive I am in relationships but I feel that this is a great reminder to me to stop the pity parties and start going out of my way for other people.
I feel like I've been called to something more. I feel like there is a need or a ministry that I am going to fill soon. I'm not sure what that is or what it will look like but I just feel that God is starting to work on me for another purpose. I am busy, but I'm not too busy to care about other peoples needs and actually do something about it!
It's all about living to Glorify God in all I do. That is my prayer today. That I live to bring Glory to God alone. My prayer for myself and also for you!