Is your life indulgent or outdulgent? How about your small group? Your church? Your family?

In today’s “Moments with You Couples Devotional,” Dennis and Barbara Rainey tell the story of Graham Kerr, the internationally famous “Galloping Gourmet” of the 1960s and 70s. With huge success came an indulgent lifestyle that eventually caused many physical ailments for Graham’s wife, Treena. Along the way, the couple realized God had put them in their position for greater purposes than their own indulgence, so they made lifestyle changes to become more “outdulgent,” as Graham put it, with their lives. They redirected the money they were spending on food to needy causes.

Becoming “outdulgent” brings not only transformation to those you serve, it transforms you (your group, your church, your family) as well.

How have you or your group or family moved from indulgent to outdulgent?

If you are an outdulgent person or group, what’s the first thing you can do to become more outdulgent?

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Michael Mack has led Small Group Leadership full-time since 2012, but has been involved in small group ministry for more than 25 years. He lives in Pewee Valley, Kentucky (just outside Louisville), with his wife Heidi. Their family small group, which includes their four young adult children, has much potential (and much anticipation) for future growth and multiplication. Michael enjoys mountain and road biking with a group of great friends who participate together in various charity rides. See the "About Michael Mack" page under About Us for more about him.

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