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{Rooted} “Anything” Study – Week 4: Crashing Curtains, New Eyes, and a Big God

Anything

Anything

Hello Rooted Ladies!!

It’s time for Week 4. Can you believe we are entering the 4th week and part 2 of “Anything?” Well, we are… and this book just gets better and better.  {And it is still not too late to join – just leave me a note in my comments section!}

This week, I have a guest post by my co-leader, Karina Allen!

part 2: praying anything

The line that stuck out to me the most was on page 78 when Allen said,“I almost got away with a wasted life.” I could just cry. How often do we waste our days with our own desires and wants. Those days turn into weeks, months and even years. And it happens so esaily, often times without us even realizing it.

Chapter 8: crashing curtains: waking up 

1. Can you share a time when God moved your heart in such a way that you could not go back and carry on as normal (pg. 76)?

2. Share a time when you came to the realization that you have loved, admired, and worshipped Jesus without doing what He did? Share?

3. On pages 79 & 80 Allen compares her experience of the Christian life to drinking fruity drinks on a cruise ship while people are dying.

  • Can you relate?
  • What stops you from telling others that “the ship is going down”? What can we do to support and encourage each other to be bold in sharing our faith?

The Anything Prayer can be exciting and yet scary at the same time. But it is so worth it. God shows Himself incredibly faithful. Then, we become increasingly more willing to pray Anything. When we can get to the place where we can count all things as loss is where we fully trust Him with our Anything. This is the place where He wants us so His glory can be fully displayed.  The call of Christ to come and follow Him is one of complete abandonment of the things of this world. When we give Him our everything, He gives us His everything.

Chapter 9: new eyes: real change 

1. Read the quote by Bill Bright on page 85.  Until there is total surrender, there is no vision. 

  • Is there any area of your life where you are seeking guidance from God as one of many options to consider rather than the only option?

2. Read the definition of “surrender” found on the top of page 86.  In what area of your life do you struggle to die to yourself daily?

3. How do we practically wait on God (pg 87)?

4. How do you hear God’s Spirit tell you what to do?  How do you live empowered by the Spirit of God?

Chapter 10: big God: praying anything

Living in the light of eternity is one of the hardest things to do but is the key to living a surrendered life. This hope is supposed to motivate our lives in the way that we think, speak, love, give, serve, and even forgive. Only through drawing near to God in our hearts and spirits can we bring true change from the inside out. Living like this will serve as a tremendous testimony to those around us.

1. Read 2 Chronicles 16:9.

For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him. You have done a foolish thing, and from now on you will be at war.” (NIV)

  • How do we practically live “holding every moment on earth in light of the moment when we will meet God face-to-face (pg. 91)”?

2. Read Isaiah 29:13.

The Lord says: “These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is based on merely human rules they have been taught. (NIV)

  • How do we as Christians keep from becoming people who “draw near to God with our mouths and not our hearts”?

3. God called Elisabeth Elliot and the wives of the other missionaries to return to the men who had killed their husbands and share Christ’s unconditional love and forgiveness.  Because of this selfless act many people from this tribe were saved.

  • Share a time when God has called you to offer forgiveness and unconditional love to someone who has hurt you.

4. “Anything is not foolish if you believe in heaven.  What else can we do?  If Christ is raised from the dead, we risk it all, losing what we cannot keep to gain what we cannot lose” (pg 96).

  • What do you need to let go of in order truly offer up your life and all that is in it to the Lord?

Wishing you a week full of hearing God’s voice,

Katrina & Hope

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