Archives for November 2012

Nov 30

I Have a Lesser Loser Life: NOT

Friday~ Complete discussion questions for Chapter 2. Visit my blog, http://melissataylor.org/ to go deeper and participate in discussion.

How many of you could relate the the “lesser loser life” that pastor described? I can honestly say that fear, self-doubt, and self criticism have been my enemies for much of my life. I have to fight them almost every day. Alone, I wouldn’t do a very good job at silencing those things, but with God…oh yes with God and His Word, those fears and all that negative ugh stuff is overpowered. Therefore I can move forward trusting God with what I know, not how I might feel in certain moments. My thoughts might tell me I have a “lesser loser life,” but I know that’s really not true.

Your turn to share:

Select one of the discussion questions to share with the group. (Complete all of them in your own personal notebook, pick one to share.)

Don’t forget to read Elisha’s story from the Bible this weekend. Reading this will prepare you for what’s to come. “In each chapter that follows, we’ll look through the lens of different experiences in Elisha’s life. Through his example we’ll discover what it means to be obedient to what God is saying in our specific situations, knowing that obedience to God’s voice is the only definitive path to greater.”   Elisha’s story is found  in 1 Kings 19:19-21, 2 Kings 2:1-9:13, 2 Kings 13:14-21.

Melissa
Nov 29

Greater Blog Hop: Week One!

Welcome to our first Blog Hop for our Greater study! Each week you will have an opportunity to share your thoughts on what we are studying and we can’t WAIT to learn from you!

Choose one of the following topics from this week’s chapters. Write a blog post and share it with us on today’s Blog Hop. Of course, you are more than welcome to write a post for each of these topics if you’re feeling particularly inspired! Don’t worry if you can’t post your blog today, the Hop will be open until Thursday, December 6th, so you have plenty of time to get your thoughts together.

Don’t have a blog? Use your journal to respond to one or more of these topics OR consider start a blog for FREE through WordPress. Simply follow the instructions on the website.

If this is your first time joining a Blog Hop, here is a short tutorial on how to add the correct link.

Now on to this week’s topics!

1. Greater Things. What are your thoughts on this week’s reflection verse?

I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in Me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.
~ John 14:12 NIV84

2. See ya Mediocrity! What would a “Greater” life for God look like to you?

3. Lifted Up! “The president probably won’t release a statement calling us the greatest anything when we die…Nobody will post a blog entry about our lives…” pg 7
Write a blog post lifting up someone in your life or a person from Scripture who inspires you to live greater!



Here are next week’s topics…

1. At Once. What are your thoughts on this week’s reflection verse?

At once they left their nets and followed Him.
~ Matthew 4:20 NIV84

2. Is this thing on? Elisha had it easy. He knew God had called him to leave the dull behind when the great prophet Elijah showed up at his plow. What about you? Share a time when God spoke clearly into your life. Big or small, how did you discern His calling in your life?

3. Burning my… “For Jesus’ disciples, burning the plows meant leaving their fishing nets and boats {Matthew 4:18-22}. What is it for you?” pg 49

Melissa
Nov 28

Lesser Loser Life, Greater Chapter 2

Today I’m including Wednesday’s and Thursday’s Week 1 Assignments.  I’ve included Thursday because it is our first Greater Blog Hop and I wanted you to know the topics so if you choose to participate, you will be ready!  I look forward to all of the blogs that will be posted here tomorrow!  If you aren’t a blogger, no worries. Just come back for the blessing of having the opportunity to read so many Greater messages!

Wednesday~ Read Chapter 2, Lesser Loser Life. Visit my blog, http://melissataylor.org/ to share your thoughts and insights.

Thursday~ It’s Greater Blog Hop Day!!! Whoo Hoo!  I love this! Today you can share your blog with us or just take a break and read what others are blogging about Greater. Visit my blog, http://melissataylor.org/ to share your blog or get links to others’ blogs. Instructions on how to post your blog will be in Thursday’s post.

This week’s topics…Pick one.
1. Greater Things. What are your thoughts on this week’s reflection verse?

I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in Me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.   ~ John 14:12 NIV84

2. See ya Mediocrity! What would a “Greater” life for God look like to you?

“The president probably won’t release a statement calling us the greatest anything when we die…Nobody will post a blog entry about our lives…” pg 7

3. Lifted Up! Write a blog post lifting up someone in your life or a person from Scripture who inspires you to live greater!

 

Thoughts to share today:

Do you relate to having a “Lesser Loser Life?”

Read John 14:12, our reflection verse from this week. Go ahead and look it up. What does this verse mean for you in your life?

***Email subscribers, click here to share your thoughts with the group in the comment section of my blog.

Melissa