To make sure we are all on the same page, over the next six weeks we will be studying Duty or Delight by Tammie Head. By now hopefully everyone has picked up their copy of DoD and read the introductory pages 1-9. So, without further adieu, let’s get in the Word!
Step 1 – Prayer: Let us begin our study by going before the throne of God:
Father, we praise your Holy Name. We thank you for the immeasurable gift of your living Word. Guide, teach, and touch us through this study. We know that you do not want robots to do your will, you want an intimate, loving relationship with each of us. Penetrate into every nook and cranny of our hearts and minds, especially into the places that have been wounded or that we have not yet completely surrendered to You. Cleanse, heal, and transform us from Pharisees busily keeping your law into disciples sitting at your table in communion with you. Bring us a place where the worries and pursuits of this world fade as our greatest desire becomes leaning in and getting as close as possible to you. Teach us what it means to truly “Delight yourself in the Lord.” (Ps 37.4). Thank You, Father. In the mighty, lovng name of Jesus, amen.
Step 3 – Discussion Comments: If you have not already introduced yourself here on this blog or on the fb group, please do so now. If you do not want to say much, at least leave your name (or even secret code name) so we know you are here and can be praying for you.
Then, answer one or both of these questions either here or on the facebook group page.
- Question 1 – Elevators: Notice the elevators on the front & back covers. What does this symbolize to you? What floor are you on in your relationship with God – the penthouse, the basement, or somewhere in between? Are you heading up or down? What button did you push – where do you want to be?
- Question 2 – TOC: Read the Table of Contents on page 3. Which one of the six truths listed stands out to you most and why? Is there one you have difficulty believing? Is there one or more that you can say you know without a shadow of a doubt?
Step 4: Homework through this week: Do week 1 (pages 10-35) in your DoD book by next Tuesday. Since the 25-page section is not sub-divided into individual day assignments, I suggest pacing yourself at about 5 pages a day.
Feel free to comment throughout the week on what God is doing through this study.
I am excited and honored to take this journey with you. Talk to you soon, Siestas!