{Rooted} “Greater” Study – Week 6: A Little Oil

White Roses

Hello Rooted Ladies,

I hope you are enjoying this “Greater” study as much as the rest of us. I can’t even believe that we are already in Week 6. So, let’s dive in!

This chapter had me thinking about mission and what is my life purpose. Has this book made you ponder yours? And I loved the fact that the husband of Lysa TerKeurst‘s (who is a powerhouse (!) woman minister) is flipping chicken but really serving God! And this chapter really made me realize that your mission could be part of doing what you’re currently doing but only better  – greater. Or maybe, you and I may not understand how what we are working on at the moment is coming together for the greater good – for God’s bigger purpose.

A Little Oil

Furtick tells us to stop waiting for what you want, and start working what you’ve got. Your greatest limitation is God’s greatest opportunity.

1. Furtick says the greater life doesn’t always mean making heroic sacrifices or doing something that impresses others. He says it might mean setting out for mission fields or it might mean staying right where we are. Whatever God calls us to is greater for us. What’s your reaction to this way of looking at it?

2. Have you been wasting time thinking that if you only had _______, you could serve God better? If so, what’s the _______ you’ve been dwelling on?

3. What do you think it will take for you to give up that kind of fruitless thinking?

4. What is your “widow’s oil”? In other words, what are some things you have (gifts, skills, relationships, knowledge, whatever) that God can use in a greater way?

5. How can you put these things to work now for God’s greater purposes?

We’d love to hear how God is moving in your lives,

Hope (& Karina)


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