Call To The Lord

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ - Day 342 - Psalm 18:1-3 - Call To The Lord - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ – Day 342 – Psalm 18:1-3 – Call To The Lord – Growing As Disciples

I love you, O LORD, my strength.  The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.  I call to the LORD, who is worthy of praise, and I am saved from my enemies. Psalm 18:1-3 (NIV)  

My Strength

I am so glad that you are my strength. Why is that? I know that I am weak. In the past, when I was younger and dumber, I thought that I was strong. I thought that I could face every difficulty and overcome every problem. It didn’t take long for life to convince me otherwise. How so? I have had crushing defeats and significant setbacks. They have been my insightful but unwelcome teachers. I have gone through trouble and experienced difficulties that only you could have solved. In the midst of pain and suffering I have cried out to you. I am no fan of pain and suffering, but I would have to say that I have learned to cry out in prayer to you in my most painful and darkest moments. That’s good. You have never left me alone. You have never abandoned me in my troubles. You have been near to me when I have been brokenhearted. I have felt your nearness. I have experienced your closeness. You have been with me to comfort me. You have lifted me up and carried when I have been sure that I could go no further. How valuable are those lessons? Beyond compare. Knowing that you love and care for me is far beyond priceless. You have been my strength. You are my fortress, rock and deliverer. You have been my refuge and shield. You have saved me from out of my troubles. You have delivered me from all my fear. I know, without a doubt, that I can trust you. I know, with certainty, that I can hold on to you because you are holding on to me. You will never let me go. Yes, I have done all these things for you. Yes, I am all these things to you. You can cry out to me. I will hear your prayers. I will be with you to help you every step of your way through life. I have a hold of you. I will never let you go. Thank you, Lord. My only response to you is one of praise and thanksgiving. You deserve all the honor and praise and glory. As long as I have breath within me, I will joyfully give all my thanks and praise to you. That will be very good. 

Lord, I love you with all my heart, mind, soul and strength. You are so good and kind and merciful to me. You hear my cry and answer my prayers. Thank you for being my rock and refuge, shield and strength and deliverer. All my thanks and praise go to you. Amen

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Greatest Of These

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ - Day 341 - 1 Corinthians 13:11-13 - Greatest Of These- Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ – Day 341 – 1 Corinthians 13:11-13 – Greatest Of These- Growing As Disciples

When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me.  Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13 (NIV)

Like You 

This is my greatest desire. What is your greatest desire? I want to become like you. In what way do you most want to become like me? I want to love you love. I want my thoughts and words and actions to be motivated by your love. That is a very good desire. I have that same desire for you. I want you to become like me. I also want you to love like I love. That is fantastic. I agree, but why do you think so? We both want the same thing. How can your will not come to pass if we both want the same thing? That is a very good question.

I will ask you a question that will answer your question. How will you become like me? How will you love like I love? That is a work that you must do in me. Why do you think that? I’m sure that I cannot make myself able to love like you love. If my loving like you love depends on me, then I’m afraid that I’m headed toward a miserable failure. No amount of my power or strength or ability will ever make me able to love like you love. That sounds like the voice of your experience. Yes, it is. There is more that you are not saying. There is more that you do know. I can’t make myself to be like you either. That would be an even more impossible task. So, both becoming like you and being able to love like you love are both works that only you can do in and through me. That is true.

Do you have no role in becoming like me? Do you have no part to play in loving like I love? Yes, I do have a role and a part to play in becoming like you and loving like you love. Tell me about your role? What is your part? I must draw near to you. I must spend time with you. I must be in your presence. Living and walking in an intimate relationship with you is my role and part to play. It is only in your presence that I will be changed. It is in your presence that you will make me to be like you. It is in your presence that I will be made able to love like you love. I know that you will be molding and shaping my life moment by moment and day by day as I love and know and follow and serve you. You will change my heart. You will transform my mind. You will give me your thoughts to think, words to speak and actions to take. You will make me able to love like you love. Yes, I will. Thank you, Lord.

Lord, I have thought, spoken and acted like a child. You have helped me to put away childish ways as I have been loving and following and serving you. Moment by moment, you are making me to be more like you. You are helping me to love like you love. Amen

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Even A Fool

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ - Day 340 - Proverbs 17:28 - Even A Fool - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ – Day 340 – Proverbs 17:28 – Even A Fool – Growing As Disciples

Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue. Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

Remain Silent

I could certainly learn to do that far more often. You could certainly learn to do what far more often? I could learn to keep my mouth shut. I could learn to remain silent. Why is that? I can’t tell you how many times I have foolishly opened my mouth and deeply regretted the words that came out. Yes, I know. Yes, you know my words before I speak them. You know my words even before I think them. Yes, I do.

Here are my thoughts. I’m listening. I don’t need to offer my opinion on every subject. I don’t need to engage in every debate. I don’t need to try to solve every problem. I will often do far better by listening carefully than by speaking profusely. I know one thing that is absolutely sure. What’s that? When words are spoken in abundance, sin is not lacking. That is a good thought for you to think. That is a good lesson for you to learn. Well, I can’t say that I have fully learned this lesson yet. But I do know that I am your work in progress. You have definitely been helping me to think your thoughts and speak your words. Yes, you are my work in progress. Yes, I will help you to think my thoughts and speak my words. For that, I am thankful. For that, I am grateful.

I have more to say on this subject. I have a request to make to you. I have a prayer to pray to you. I’m listening. I don’t want to quickly move on from my need. I want to circle back and talk to you more about need. I want you to know that I am asking for a serious amount of your help. It seems to me that I over speak and under listen nearly every day. I really do need you to help me to know when to speak and when to remain silent. Let me ask you a question. I’m listening. That’s good. Who do you need to listen to most attentively? I need to listen to you most attentively. Do you believe that I will speak to you? Do you believe that I will give you words to speak? Yes, I believe that you will speak to me. Yes, I believe that you will give me words to speak. Then you have your answer. Draw near to me. Listen to me. I will give you my thoughts to think and my words to speak. Thank you, Heavenly Father. 

Heavenly Father, I have foolishly spoken when it would have been far better to have remained silent. Forgive me. Give me your wisdom. Help me to know when to speak and when to remain silent. I will humbly rely on you to place a guard over my mouth. Amen

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Wait For Him

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Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Blessing – Isaiah 30:8 – Wait For Him – Growing As Disciples

Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to you; he rises to show you compassion. For the LORD is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him! Isaiah 30:18 (NIV)

Waiting

Who are you waiting for? I’m not sure what you mean. Who will you rely on for your help? Who will aid you? Who will supply what you need? Who will give you wise counsel? Who will guard and guide and protect your life? Those are good questions. Do you have an answer? Yes, I have an answer. Let me hear your answer. I will wait for you. I will rely on you to come to my aid. I will rely on you for my help. I will trust that you will supply what I need. You will guard and guide and protect my life. Yes, I will, as you are waiting for me.

How will you know for sure that you are waiting on me? I will come to listen to you. I will meet with you in your word. I will hear all that you have to say to me. I will let your word dwell in me richly. I will allow your words to change my heart and transform my mind and guide my life. I will allow your word to give me your thoughts to think, words to speak and deeds to do. That will be very good.

Will it be enough for you to listen to my word? Certainly not. I must act on your word. I must go where you guide me. I must do all that you ask of me. I must put your word into practice. Then I will know that I have truly been waiting on you. Then I will know that you are guarding and guiding and directing my life. Yes, you will.

What will be sure signals that you have stopped waiting on me? If I stop meeting with you in your word, I will no longer be waiting on you. If I no longer allow your word to change my heart, transform my mind and guide my life, I will no longer be waiting on you. If I do not put your word into practice, I will not be waiting on you. If I do not go where you guide me or do all that you ask of me, I will not be waiting on you. If I come to rely on someone or something else other than you, I will not be waiting on you. Will you keep waiting on me so I can bless your life? Yes Lord, I will. That will be very good. 

Lord, I have been obstinate and slow to hear what you wanted to say to me. I have been rebellious and unwilling to listen attentively to your instructions. No more. I will wait and rely on you to guide, guard and protect my life. Speak to me. I am listening. Amen

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An Inheritance

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ - Day 339 - 1 Peter 1:3-5 - An Inheritance- Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ – Day 339 – 1 Peter 1:3-5 – An Inheritance- Growing As Disciples

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,  and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade–kept in heaven for you,  who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.  1 Peter 1:3-5 (NIV)

Thanks And Praise

You have all my thanks and praise. Why is that? Why do I have all your thanks and praise? You have all my thanks and praise because of your great mercy. You saved me. You rescued me from a life without you. You took me off of the path that led away from you. You pursued me. You would not let me go. You sought me out. You pulled my life out of the darkness and brought me into your marvelous light. Without you, my life had no purpose or meaning. Without you, my life had no direction. Without you, I was bruised and battered and broken. Without you, I was lost and without hope in both this life and the next. You would not let me remain in such condition. You drew me to yourself. You turned my life around. You redeemed and healed and restored my life. You forgave my sins. You cleansed my unrighteousness. You set my life on solid ground. You have filled my life with joy. You have given me a brand-new life to live both now and forever. My future with your is secure. You have an inheritance waiting for me. You have prepared a place for me in heaven that is being kept and guarded by your power. You have given me a faith in you that is shielding me from every evil as I walk through life with you. Yes, I have done and am doing all of these things for you. That is why my heart is filled to overflowing with thanks and praise to you. That is very good. 

I have more to say. What’s that? The thanks and praise I have in my heart demands more than my words. What do you have in your heart and on your mind? I want to be fully devoted to you. I am filled with that desire. Your love for me has made me want to love you with all that is within me. I love you with all my heart and mind and soul and strength. So, my words alone will not be the only way I express my thanks and praise to you. I will be fully devoted to you. I will be at your disposal. I will be ready for your use. I will go where you guide me. I will do what you ask of me. May all that I am and all that I hope to be give you thanks and praise though all my thoughts and words and actions. That will be very good. 

Heavenly Father, with a heart filled with thanksgiving, I will give you all my praise for your great mercy! You saved me. Thank you for securing a place in heaven for me that is kept and guarded by your power. My life of salvation, with you, has already begun. Amen

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Serve Others

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ - Day 338 - 1 Peter 4:10-11 - Serve Others - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ – Day 338 – 1 Peter 4:10-11 – Serve Others – Growing As Disciples

Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.  If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen. 1 Peter 4:10-11 (NIV)

Your Gifts 

Are you using all the gifts you have been given to serve others? Are you bearing fruit for my Kingdom and bringing glory to my name, as you faithfully use the spiritual gifts, I have given to you? Those are very good questions. I will tell you one thing for certain. What’s that? I don’t want to someday find out that I never used a gift that you had given to me. That would be really sad. That would be a tragedy. What will you do to make sure that does not happen? I will ask for your help. What help do you want from me? I want you to help me to discover and use all the spiritual gifts you have given to me. Is that it? No, I’m just getting warmed up. I want you to help me to refine and develop the gifts you have given to me. What do you mean by that? I know that the gifts you have given to me will not be fully developed unless I use them. I also know that as I use the gifts you have given to me, you will refine, grow and develop them in me, for your use. You will make me effective and fruitful in using the gifts you have given to me. You will not let the gifts you have given me go unused, underdeveloped and underutilized, as I go and do whatever you ask of me. I think that is the key. What is the key? Will I listen to your voice? Will I follow you? Will I go where you lead me and do what you ask of me? How would it be possible to not use the gifts you have given me if I am continually following and obeying you? It would not be possible. So, if I follow and obey you, I’m sure that I will have no worries about not utilizing the gifts you have given to me. What you ask of me will require me to use all the gifts you have given to me. That is correct. Keep your heart and mind and life focused on me. I will lead and guide you. I will accomplish my purposes and fulfill my plans in and through you. I will give you what I want you to do. As you serve me you will have no worries about failing to use all your spiritual gifts as you rely on me. Thank you, Heavenly Father. 

Heavenly Father, thank you for giving me spiritual gifts with which I can serve others. Help me to discover and faithfully use all my spiritual gifts. Help me to bear fruit for your kingdom and bring glory to your name as I use all the gifts you have given to me. Amen

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Spiritual Milk

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ - Day 337 - 1 Peter 2:1-3 - Spiritual Milk- Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ – Day 337 – 1 Peter 2:1-3 – Spiritual Milk- Growing As Disciples

Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind.  Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good. 1 Peter 2:1-3 (NIV)  

Craving

I have this craving that is within me. I didn’t stir up this craving within me. I am not the originator of this craving within me. I cannot take credit for this craving that is within me. This craving that is within me could have only come from you. I will say that I am grateful and thankful for this craving that you have put in me. What is this craving that you are talking about? I am talking about the craving that I have in me for the pure spiritual milk of your word. I hunger and thirst or your word. Just as a newborn baby craves milk, so I also crave the pure spiritual milk of your word. Your word satisfies my hunger and thirst. Yet, I am always hungry for more of your word. That is very good.

What is my word doing in you? Your word is helping me to come to know and love and follow and serve you. Your word has helped me to want to know and do your will. Your word has filled me with desire to do what is good and right and pleasing to you. Your word has given me the desire to strip off and rid myself of anything and everything that is not pleasing to you. Like what? I want to strip off and rid myself of malice and deceit, hypocrisy and envy, and slander of every kind. What else is my word doing in you? Your word has been changing my heart, transforming my mind and guiding my life. Your word is helping your thoughts and words and actions to be formed in me. Your Holy Spirit has taken your word and used it like a sword to fight in me, with me, for me and through me. Your word has been helping me to resist temptation and stand against evil. But most of all, and most importantly, your word has been helping to taste your goodness and kindness and mercy and love. Your word has helped me to want to live and walk in an intimate relationship with you. I delight in hearing your word. As I listen to you speaking to me, I know that you are helping me to grow up in the salvation you have secured for me. Yes, I am. Yes, I will. Keep on craving my word. Yes Lord, I will. That will be very good.

Lord, I crave the pure spiritual milk of your word. I will drink deeply of your word so I will be able to grow up in the salvation you have secured for me. Help me to keep on stripping off and ridding myself of anything and everything that is not pleasing to you. Amen

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Set Apart Christ As Lord

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Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ – Day 336 – 1 Peter 3:15-16 – Set Apart Christ As Lord – Growing As Disciples

But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,  keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander. 1 Peter 3:15-16 (NIV)

Lord

What does that mean? What does what mean? What does it mean that I am Lord? Let me start by saying that you are not just Lord generally. You are Lord specifically of my life. By that, I mean you have authority over my life. You are in charge of my life. I have bowed myself down to you. I want your will to reign over my life. You are on the throne of my life. I can say more. Go ahead, I am listening. I am not the evaluator of you. You are the evaluator of me. If my thoughts or words or actions are not in alignment with you, someone has got to change and its not you. If your word says something is true, I dare not think it is false. If your word says one thing, I better not do another. If your word says something is false, it would be foolish to think it was true. My heart and mind and life are centered on you. I want all my thoughts and words and actions to be pleasing to you. I have set you apart as Lord of my life because I love you with all my heart and mind and soul and strength. It is my joy to live my life with or for you. I could have no greater peace or joy or hope than I do in loving, following and serving you. That is very good.

Will you keep silent about the peace and hope and joy you have in me? Is this a secret that only you should know? No, not at all. I want to share the good news. I want to be a bold witness for you. I want to shine brightly as a witness for you in the world. I want others to wonder and ask why I have such radiant hope and joy within me. Speak through me. Help me to lead others to you. Use my life to help others to come to know and love and follow and serve you. Let the good that you are doing in and through me speak powerfully to others so that they will want to live their lives with you both now and forever. That I will do. I will shine brightly in and through your life. You will bear fruit for my kingdom and bring glory to my name. Thank you, Lord. 

Lord, I have set you apart in my heart as my Lord. I know you will make me able to think and speak and act in ways that are pleasing to you. Give me opportunities to share the reason for the hope that I have in you. Help me to shine brightly in the world for you. Amen

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If Anyone Is Thirsty

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ - Day 335 - John 7:37-39 - If Anyone Is Thirsty - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ – Day 335 – John 7:37-39 – If Anyone Is Thirsty – Growing As Disciples

On the last and greatest day of the Feast, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink.  Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.”  By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified. John 7:37-39 (NIV)

Thirsty

I have been thirsty. By that, I don’t mean that I have wanted a little something to drink. What do you mean? I mean to say, I have been thirsty like a person crawling across the sun scorched desert floor in search of water. I have been dry and weary and worn out, looking for something to revive and refresh and renew my life. What have you discovered? I have discovered that I cannot revive and refresh and renew my life. I have discovered that nothing in this world can satisfy my thirst and revive and refresh and renew my life. Why is that? Only you can satisfy my thirst. Only you can revive and refresh and renew my life. In fact, it is my thirst for you that drew me to you. So, I am thankful beyond measure that you placed this thirst within me. That is very good.

You are correct in saying that you cannot satisfy your own thirst. It would be foolish for you to think that you can revive and refresh and renew your own life. But do you have no role in your thirst being satisfied? Oh yes, I have a role in my thirst being satisfied. Tell me about your role in your thirst being satisfied. You can make me lie down in green pastures. You can lead me by still waters. You can set up all the conditions that make me able to be revived and refreshed and renewed by you. But I still must drink of your refreshment. I must allow you to fill me with your living water. How will you drink? How will you be filled? How will my living water overflow your life? I will ask for you to satisfy my thirst. I will ask you to revive and refresh and renew my life. I will ask your living water to overflow my life. When will you ask? Where will you ask? How will you ask? I will ask you, as I am in your presence. I will ask you, as I come before you with a glad and thankful heart. I will ask you, as I live and walk through life in an intimate relationship with you. That will be very good. I will satisfy your thirst and revive and refresh and renew your life as you come and drink from me. Thank you, Lord. 

Lord, I know that nothing from the world will ever be able to satisfy my thirst. There is a thirst within me that only you can satisfy. Thank you for satisfying my thirst and refreshing my life as I draw near to you. May your living water overflow my life to others. Amen

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Trust In God

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ - John 14:1-4 - Trust In God - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ – John 14:1-4 – Trust In God – Growing As Disciples

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me.  In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you.  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.  You know the way to the place where I am going.” John 14:1-4 (NIV)  

One Or The Other

I know it will be the one or the other. You know what will be the one or the other? I will either trust in you or let my heart be troubled. There are only those two choices. Why are there only two choices? If I don’t trust in you, then I will no doubt attempt to trust something or someone that is not worthy of my trust. Like what or who? I might trust in possessions and money. I might trust in accomplishments or training. I might trust in prestige, power or position. I might trust in myself. I might trust in my gifts, talents and abilities. I might trust in another person. Nothing in all of life, whether it be people or things will ever be worthy of my trust. Over time, one by one, all these unworthy trusts will let me down. The truth of the matter is, I don’t have to wait to be let down by trusting someone or something other than you. Somewhere deep down inside me, I have known the unworthiness of faulty trusts at the very beginning, well before I have ever been let down by them. So, with relying on unworthy and faulty trusts comes a worried and troubled heart. That should have always been a signal to me. What kind of signal? Worry is a signal that I have misplaced my trust in someone or something other than you. Yes, that is a very good signal.

What will you do when you begin to worry? I will come to you. I will draw near to you. I will turn every one of my worries into a prayer to you. I will lay all my worries at your feet. I will place all my trust in you. I can fully trust you right now in this life. I can fully trust you right now for the life I will have forever in heaven with you. You will be with me. You will help me. You will bring me through every trouble until the day I come to live forever in heaven with you. I will place all my trust in you both now and forever. You are completely worthy of all my trust. I will not let my heart be troubled, I will fully trust in you. That will be very good. I am worthy of all your trust. Thank you, Heavenly Father. 

Heavenly Father, I will place all my trust in you. I will not let my heart to be troubled. At the first sign of worry I will turn every one of them into a prayer to you. Thank you that I can trust you both now in this life and forever in the next life in heaven with you. Amen

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