Lady In Waiting

Join us in a journey of reading and journalizing responses to the questions at the end of each chapter. We are embarking on a mission to have deeper fellowship with our First Love to be whole even while we wait!
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Ladies in Waiting is an awesome book no matter ur relationship status: Incompleteness is not the result of being single, but of not being full of Jesus. Only the process of reckless abandonment to Jesus does any woman ever finally understand that, in Him, she is complete. When two “incomplete” singles get married, their union will not make them complete. Their marriage will be simply two “incomplete” people trying to find completeness in one another. Shontell, Arizona
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What an awesome God we serve! He orders our steps and connects us with others in the Kingdom, so we are equipped to do what he calls us to do. I am so thankful to be apart of this ministry and to be reading ‘Ladies in Waiting…” Since Wisdom is the principle thing…this book is a great tool to have as I rely on God and his Word to become a Godly woman, wife, mother, friend, and servant. Chapter One, ‘Becoming a Lady of Reckless Abandonment’ directs us to consider God 1st and enter the presence of the ONLY one who can make our dreams come true: God. Wow, was I misguided!! So what stopped me from seeking God and serving Him during my single days? What is the difference between ‘token commitment’ and ‘reckless abandonment’ to Jesus? What stopped me from breaking the alabaster box at HIS feet? I can answer all of these with one word…FEAR. Most woman can agree that they have lived in fear…of something? I was so concerned with others’ views and opinions of me, my attempts to control everything around me, and failing to surrender all of my cares and trust God. Thank you Lord for your grace, your love, and your Word. 1 Peter 5:7 Cast all of your care upon Him, for he cares for you. Now I enter each day with a new spirit of Faith, like Ruth, and set out to do what is pleasing to God. I have quickly learned in my spiritual walk that there is safety in Him and blessings overflowing. But when I get in the way and rely on sources other than God, the outcome has not been desirable. This first chapter truly confirms His Word…I am ‘complete in Him’, ‘God is my peace and my strength’, and ‘I will put no one before Him.’ I want my relationship with Jesus to reflect reckless abandonment to HIM! Stephanie, North Carolina
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Greetings all my Sisters in Christ! I first want you to know what an honor and a privilege it is to be part of this awesome ministry! I was thrilled when Sister Joi asked me to participate in the reading and sharing of this book. I will share that just a few months ago I decided to find out all I could about how to have a godly marriage, and most importantly how to keep one. And since that time God has revealed so many avenues to finding the answer to those questions. First and foremost beginning with His Word, next, by become an administrator on a FB Page that ministers and encourages all who are interested in a Godly Marriage. With a small team of Christians, we are sharing biblical truths on what to do to keep your marriage alive and in tact by applying godly principles in a practical fashion. So, I’m sure that you can all understand my excitement when I was asked to participate in this book reading concerning the life of Ruth, as she is one of many examples of what a Godly woman looks like according to the bible. A few months ago I was invited to a church retreat where the study for the whole night was about the book of Ruth. And during that night I made a declaration before God by saying, “If God can do it for Ruth, He can do it for me!” In this world we live in today, being a Godly woman is far from being very popular. But just like Ruth, I too have fashioned in my heart to trust the Lord to lead me to the man of God he has prepared for me…my Boaz. in this first chapter, I particularly enjoyed the part about the “alabaster box”. I loved how they gave the history that it was such a significant thing to signify honor and love by pouring out the fragrant oil upon breaking the box at the feet of the bridegroom. And as the woman in the story poured out her most precious gift upon the “Heavenly Bridegroom”, the Lord was so pleased with her action of faith, that this woman’s beautiful story of unconditional love has been passed down from generation to generation. A reward that was given because of her obedience to Christ. Then they asked the question that really makes you think…Have you broken your alabaster box at the feet of Jesus? Wow! I will leave you with that thought and pray that as we grow in Christ, and become the godly women He has intended for us all to become, I encourage you to take your box to the feet of the Lord, and to prayerfully break it, allowing the fragrant aroma to fill the nostrils of our Lord with a sweet smelling savior as a sacrifice of praise. Be Blessed! Much love…Sister Mary, Kansas
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And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife[a] or children or lands, for My name’s sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and inherit eternal life. Matthew 19:26 When I really became sold out and started walking after holiness ALL my friends fell off. I mean I had no friends to build me up in the faith. Conversations that I intended to win them to Christ ended with me hanging up and questioning if I made the right decision. We argued about Faith and I was often called a hypocrite because all they knew was the old man. Although it hurt, I quickly learned to love them from a distance but continued in prayer for their salvation. I prayed for Godly sisters in Christ and God showed out. He placed me in a position that while working I was connected with Godly woman that in time I grew to Love and trust. Now I have Sisters in Christ all over the World that blesses my life from a distance. In addition, the Lord elevated my life so now those old friends have come back into my life and because of the life, they have seen me live through Jesus Christ they want to know more about him. God’s Word is true.~ Tabitha, Kansas
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Chapter One
Becoming a Lady of Reckless Abandonment

1. From your perspective, what is the difference between “token commitment” and “reckless abandonment” to Jesus? Is your relationship with Jesus one of sacrifice or convenience? (2 Sam. 24:24)
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2. Have you broken your “alabaster box” at the feet of Jesus? (See Mark 14:3-9 and Luke 7:36-39.) Are you afraid to break your box at His feet? Why?
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3. Like Ruth, how has your relationship with Jesus affected your friends, your surroundings, and your faith? (Mt. 19:29)
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4. Does your life have public and private evidences of your reckless abandonment to Jesus Christ? Explain.
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5. Read Colossians 2:10. What does being complete in Jesus mean to you? In what ways do you feel incomplete? How can that be changed?
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6. Have you experienced the completeness that comes from the courtship available with your heavenly Fiancé? Consider this dating prerequisite: You must understand you are complete in Jesus before you ever date or marry.
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7. What does the following statement mean to you: “Any woman who does not understand that she is complete in Jesus is susceptible to idolatry”?