Wednesday, February 9, 2011

BBS -Chapter 1 Discussion


Chapter 1 was great....I really enjoyed it:)

The Pursuit of God ::
Chapter 1: A Heart Devoted to God

Where did the story take place?
In a small village,Martha's home

What was going on?
Jesus and his disciples were coming to dinner

Who were the people present?
Mary,Martha,Jesus and his disciples

How did Martha act and why?
Martha was overly involved in her hostessing,she got upset when her sister Mary wasn't helping her put the meal together

And how did Mary act?
When Jesus opened his mouth to impart words of life,she quickly sat at his feet and being to worship him

What were Jesus' words to Martha?
Jesus told her she was worried and upset about many things,but one thing is needed....WORSHIP!!!!

And His words to Mary?
Mary had chosen the one thing needed and she had chosen what is better and it will not be taken away from her.

List at least 5 actions you can take to put worship at the top of your to do list
1. Make it my number one priority!!!!
2.Use the Quiet Time Calendar
3.Don't get caught up with watching TV...have some quiet time before I go to bed
4.Don't worry about everything
5.Choose Him in everything I do

Write out what you will do daily...
cease your busyness,stop all activity and set aside secondary things.
Stop and enjoy life and try not to get so caught up in all activities that go on in everyday life,read more of God's word and have my quiet time with him and see where he will take me.

Define the word priority....
Means to prefer

Define the word worship...
intense love or admiration

Can you think of any area in your life where you settled for good when you know that a better and a best choice are available?

I wrote this on my chalkboard I have in my kitchen and I read it everyday
never let it rest,
until your good is better,
and your better best.

I need to spend more time with him on a daily basis...and to open my heart and listen to what he is telling me.

A Heartfelt Prayer
Lord,just for today,help me to cultivate a hot heart by asking you to guide me through my life as you want me to live it.

On a separate page,relate in 100 words or less one instance when you were aware that you actively chose God as a priority over something or someone else this week. Then thank God for that opportunity.
I have my quiet time with God in the evening,so I chose to do my daily reading instead of watching TV...which is so much more rewarding. And thank you for guiding me to participate in  this BBS,I know it going to be great and its going to get me closer to my AWESOME GOD:)

I loved Chapter one and it has really pushed me to have my quiet time with God.I'm so glad that I'm a part of this BBS,i know that it's going to get me so much closer to GOD and learn so much.

I highlighted some areas in my book that I wanted to share

Cultivate a hot heart...
Our heart for God should be like a boiling pot. Our heart should be characterized by God-given and intense passion for our Lord.
We should be fiery and excited about God,and God will fuel our fire.

How AWESOME is that.



Rebekah said...

I really love the book so far! I can't wait to read the rest of it. This chapter really made me realize what I need to start doing! I need to be better at my quiet time and focusing on Him.

Anonymous said...

I love it! I absolutely LOVE that quote that you put on your chalkboard too... This book is awesome... Thanks so much for linking up!

Laura said...

Good stuff! Change is coming for all of us as we turn our hearts toward God and make him our priority!!