JUNE 7: Hold Nothing Back
1. How do you think God sees you? Is there anything about
this picture that you would like to change? If so, what? How
would you like other people to see you?
2. How do you picture God? Why do you think of God as having
these particular attributes? How did you come to think of
God in this way? Has your image of God changed over time?
3. Has there ever been a person in your life whom you disliked
because she reminded you of something you disliked in yourself? What could this experience teach you not only about
other people but about yourself?
4. When have you had a difficult time loving something about
yourself? Why was it difficult? What did you do? Did you try
to change yourself or change the way you felt about that
within our congregations by complimenting them, volunteering, contributing financially, and praying for them. In what
other ways can we as people of faith meet others’ needs?
1. Has there ever been a time in your journey of faith when you
have given all of something you have in order to help another
person? Who was the person and what did you give?
2. Can you think of other occasions in scripture when someone
gave all of what they had to God? Which of these stories do
you find most encouraging? Most discouraging? Why?
3. When has someone given you all of something very costly or
important to them? How did this make you feel? After the
experience, did it influence how you give to others?
4. At the end of today’s meditation the writer asks, “Will we give
God only a little here and a little there, or will we break ourselves open and pour ourselves out to God?” How would you
respond to this question?
5. How does your church pour itself out for the surrounding
community? What ministries, offerings, or relationships does
your church support? How might you participate and pour
yourself out by doing God’s work today?
JUNE 14: Perspectives