Hello Rooted Ladies!
Welcome to our fourth week of reading and discussing “Greater” by Steven Furtick. Weeks 1 through 3 have flown by. This week, I have a guest post by my co-leader, Karina Allen!
Burn The Plows
This is a hard chapter for anyone to get through! It is at times unbelievable that God would want us to burn our plows, to get rid those things that tie us to our old lives. We really are a sentimental people. We like to hang onto things in our lives, whether good or bad. I did not have this super destructive life before Christ, so for me, those plows would be ‘good’ things that simply are not God’s best and not apart of the ‘greater’ things that He has for me. I think that can be even harder.
It all comes down to surrender. Are we willing to surrender the good, the bad and even the average to His greater purpose?
I loved when Pastor Furtick wrote,”God does not necessarily tell you how He will do it, only that He will do it.” And “Just because God doesn’t show you the details doesn’t mean He doesn’t know them.” It is definitely easier said than done. But the reward of that type of surrender is SO worth it! He will, indeed, bestow a double portion.
Resolve in your heart to be obedient to whatever God is calling you lay down. Resolve to step into the greater life that He is calling you to. Count the cost and decide that He is worth it!
1. What plow is God calling you to burn?
2. What are your fears about burning your plows? What does it make you wonder about the future?
3. What do you see as the plus side of going on a trust journey with God, learning just enough today to take a faith step toward where He wants you to be tomorrow?
4. What might you lose if you don’t burn your plows? What might you gain if you do?
Let’s ponder these questions this week as we continue our study of Greater.
And click here to watch author & pastor Steven Furtick’s sermon on Burn the Plows.
Love in Christ,
Karina (& Hope)