Hi Rooted Ladies,
Last week, my esteemed co-leader, Karina Allen, prepared the discussion questions for our study of “Restless” by Jennie Allen. So, below is her guest post. For those of you that are following along online (& not a member of our Facebook group), here they are.
Chapter 3 – Die to Live
This chapter is extremely challenging! It is incredibly hard to die to our flesh and our dreams. I think that this dying becomes a whole lot easier when we fully realize that God’s best dreams and plans for us lie on the other side of death.
1. What is God calling you to die to?
2. How will this play out in your life?
Chapter 4 – Permission To Dream
I think Jennie is right on target when she talked about the dreams that we had as children. Somewhere along the way, we grew up and lost sight of those dreams. I feel like God is wanting to birth some new dreams in us and cause some old ones to come to fruition.
1. What are the dreams that you had as a child? Have you let them die or have you just pushed them aside?
2. Why have you given up on that dream? Fear? Feeling inadequate or unqualified?
Chapter 5 – Uncertainties
I know very few people that are okay with living with uncertainty. I want to know what is happening, when it’s happening, how it’s happening and why it’s happening. But God wants us to fully trust that He knows it all and trust that He has good in store for us.
The difference between calling and vocation is often times so confusing. I have done many things in my almost 15 years of ministry that have very much been a part of my calling. However, my “jobs” have always seemed random and nothing to do with my calling. In that, I have and to be super intentional about looking for Christ in these places and looking for opportunities to display Christ.
“God calls people to Himself, and then to display Him in every way, wherever we are.”
I like Jennie’s question on page 38.
1. According to this season, what am I supposed to do, God?
I’d love to hear how God is stirring up questions, dreams, and visions for your life.
Wishing you hope and purpose,
Hope (aka Brooke)