Thursday, December 09, 2010
After a two-month break, my Thursday morning women's Bible study started again this morning. As three married women and one soon-to-be married woman, we decided to read "Wild at Heart" by John Eldredge in an attempt to grow in understanding of our husbands. (We try, men, I promise we try.)
Our conversation this morning led quickly to a conversation about safety - our desire for safety, our pursuit of safety and the sinfulness of safety. We live in a world that seems driven by the idea of safety and security. We work hard to make sure our children are safe, we make career choices that are safe, we make financial decisions that are safe (and if they aren't safe, they help us keep up with the Joneses, so at least there's a good reason :/).
While we're not called to be careless with our lives nor foolish with our money, we are called to live dependent on God, which means at times abandoning our safety nets.
How are you living dangerously? What recent financial decision have you made to give extravagantly?