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Fellowship Rhythm – Who is walking with you?

SUBMITTING TO WISE COUNCIL

Grace PrayerBecoming PresentInputQuestionsTrainingBlessingGroup Order

Grace Prayer

By God's grace, I seek to be part of a community that helps me grow towards greater love

Becoming Fully Present

Pray the following prayer - Slowly - Thoughtfully - Loving Lord, thank You for all my brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus our Lord, and thank You that You have made us one in Him and are building us into a spiritual temple of living stones, each with our own peculiar function, in the heavenly kingdom of God. Instil in each of our hearts an increasing thirst after holiness and righteousness, and give us an ever-deepening love for each other and for You.

Input (Bible, quotes, stories)

Read:  Proverbs 12:15, Proverbs 11:14, Proverbs 19:20, Proverbs 27:9, Proverbs 15:31-33

Proverbs 12:15 – The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.

Proverbs 11:14 – Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.

Proverbs 19:20 – Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future.

Proverbs 27:9 – Oil and perfume make the heart glad, and the sweetness of a friend comes from his earnest counsel.

Proverbs 15:31-33 – The ear that listens to life-giving reproof will dwell among the wise.  Whoever ignores instruction despises himself, but he who listens to reproof gains intelligence.  The fear of the Lord is instruction in wisdom, and humility comes before honor.

 

Reflection Questions

Why do you think listening to wise council is part of our faith tradition’s practices? Why do so few people take this seriously? What does wise council look like? Is there wise council available in your life?

Training Exercise

Actively ask for Wise Council this week - be vulnerable around an area in your life you know you are struggling.

Blessing for the week

May you experience God’s gift of wisdom through community. May you seek wise council and not live isolated. And may you grow in being wise council, as part of a community, for others. Amen

Group Order of Meeting

We cannot live the Jesus life in Isolation - form a group and use this ...

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