Seek Me

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Becoming Like Christ - Day 111 - Jeremiah 29:11-13 - Seek Me- Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ – Day 111 – Jeremiah 29:11-13 – Seek Me- Growing As Disciples

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:11-13 (NIV)

Your Plans

I am so thankful that you have a good plan for my life. You have filled my life with hope. You have given me a future. What do you like best about my plans for your life? That is not a hard question for me to answer. I don’t have to think very deeply to know my answer. My answer is in the top of my mind. My answer burns within my heart. I am most thankful that it was in your plan for me to come to know and love and follow and serve you. You drew me to yourself. You rescued me from a life without you. You helped me to turn my life over to you. You led me to confess all my sins to you. You broke the power of sin over my life. You forgave my sin and cleansed my unrighteousness. You filled me with your Spirit. You adopted me into your family. You made me to be your child. Even now, you are fanning the flame of my desire for you. You all are helping me to seek you with all my heart and mind and soul and strength. You have made it possible for me to know and love and follow and serve you. I am so thankful that I can live in an intimate relationship with you. There is no place I would rather be than in your presence. You are with me. You are helping me. You are guarding and guiding me through life as I keep on seeking you with all my heart. You are guiding me to where you want me to go. You are giving me what you want me to do. There is nothing I would rather do than your will. You are making me able to bear fruit for your kingdom and bring glory to your name. One day, I will come to live forever in heaven with you. Could there be any better plan that this?  What do you think? Absolutely not. I could not ask for or desire anything better or more than what you are already freely given to me. You are so good to me. So, I am thankful beyond words for plans for my life. That is very good.

Lord, thank you for drawing me to you. It is you who has given me this passionate desire to seek you with all my heart. Fan the flame of this desire. Make me white hot in desire for you. I will come and pray to you. I will listen to you. I am fully devoted to you. Amen

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Strength Of My Heart

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Becoming Like Christ - Day 110 - Psalm 73:25-26 - Strength Of My Heart- Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ – Day 110 – Psalm 73:25-26 – Strength Of My Heart- Growing As Disciples

Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:25-26 (NIV)  

Perspective

I lost all perspective. How did you lose all perspective? I focused on what my eyes could see. Maybe, I should I say that I focused on what I thought my eyes saw. What did you think your eyes saw? It looked to me like others were enjoying life far more than me. It looked like others were right in pursuing all that this world has to offer. How so? Others were living in comfort. Others were experience pleasure. Others seemed to be wringing every drop of enjoyment that they could out of life. They were going places I wasn’t going. They were doing things I wasn’t doing. In comparison, my life looked dull and uninteresting and boring. I thought, it was good to be them. But I was me. Anything else? It gets worse. How so? My discouragement deepened. I’m listening. The wicked seemed to be prospering. In fact, the wicked still seem to be prospering. Is that what you think? That is what I thought. That is not now what I think. That’s good.

How is your perspective now? How has your perspective changed? What has helped you to see things as they truly are? First, let me say, it is always a mistake to look around and compare my life with someone else. There is nothing fruitful or productive in that whatsoever. That only leads to disconnect. That mindset will surely steer me off course. I don’t want to live the life that someone else is living. You have created me to be me. You have given me a life to live. I want to live the life that you designed me to live. What does that life look like? I want to live a life of loving and following and serving you. I want to live a life that does what is good and right and pleasing in your sight. I want to live a life that has mattered in light of all eternity. I don’t want momentary success or temporary treasures. I want to store up treasure in heaven with you. I want to live a life of bearing fruit for your kingdom and bringing glory to your name. How will you do all this? Instead of looking around, I will keep my heart and mind and eyes focused on you. I will go where you guide me. I will do what you ask of me. I will allow you to be my portion and strength every day, both now and forever. This is how my perspective has changed. You have changed my perspective for me. For that, I am very thankful. That is very good. 

Lord, I have lost perspective. I have looked around and wanted what would not satisfy. I have envied the good fortune and success of others. I have been discouraged when evil seemed to succeed. No more. I know you will provide all I need now and forever. Amen

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Remain In Me

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Becoming Like Christ - Day 109 - John 15:4-5 - Remain In Me- Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ – Day 109 – John 15:4-5 – Remain In Me- Growing As Disciples

Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. “I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:4-5 (NIV)

Remain In You

What would my life look like if I were to remain in you? What would I be doing differently if I were to live a life of continually abiding in you? What has been hindering me from living a life of abiding in you? What would help me to truly live a life of abiding in you? Those are all very good questions. Do you have any answers? I know what not abiding in you looks like. I’m listening. When I let my life become entirely entangled in the frantic pace of life, without any thought of you, I am clearly not abiding in you. When I allow my thoughts and words and actions to go completely unchallenged or uncritiqued by any desire to know and do your will, I am clearly not abiding in you. When I come up with plans and dreams and desires and goals without consulting with you, I am clearly not abiding in you. When I rely solely on my own power and strength to accomplish what is before me, I am clearly not abiding in you. You do understand quite well what not abiding in me looks like on a daily basis. Yes, I do. So, you have gained valuable experience. Knowing the nature of your problem is vital information. Yes, it is. How have you come to understand what not abiding in me looks like? Not on my own, that is for sure. You have revealed to me what life looks like without abiding in you. I’m glad that you have heard me speaking to you. Me too.

Now, let’s go back to one of your previous questions. How will you live your life differently now that you want to abide in me? I will set aside a daily time and place to meet with you. I will make meeting with you the highest priority in my life. I want to know you. I want to love you. I want to follow and serve you. I want to live my life with and for you. I want to live in an intimate relationship with you. I will not allow myself to race though life without hearing from you. I will come to rest in your presence. I will slow down and quiet myself before you, so I can hear from you. I will allow you to teach and train me. I will allow you to mold and shape me. I will allow you to guide me to where you want me to go. I will allow you to give me what you want me to do. I will rely on your power to help me to accomplish your purposes and fulfill your plans. That is very good. Then you will bear fruit for my kingdom and bring glory to my name. Thank you, Lord.

Lord, I don’t want to live a fruitless life. I know apart from you I can do nothing. Daily, I want to remain vitally connected to you. I want your life to flow into my life. I want to live a life of continually abiding in you. I want to bear an abundance of fruit for you. Amen

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Create In Me A Clean Heart

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Becoming Like Christ - Day 108 - Psalm 51:7-12 - Create In Me A Clean Heart- Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ – Day 108 – Psalm 51:7-12 – Create In Me A Clean Heart- Growing As Disciples

Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones that you have broken rejoice. Hide your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities. Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit. Psalm 51:7-12 (ESV)  

Clean Heart

That is what I want. What is it that you want? I want a clean heart. Why do you want a clean heart? That seems like an odd question. Why is that? Doesn’t everyone want a clean heart? What do you think? Since you are asking me that question, I will assume that not everyone wants a clean heart. Good assumption. I’m guessing that desire doesn’t register within the hearts of most people. Good guess. So, lets return to my question. Why do you want a clean heart? I don’t want anything to hinder my desire and ability to love and follow and serve you. I want a single-hearted passion in my heart to drive my desire to do what is good and right and pleasing to you. I want to love you with all my heart and mind and soul and strength. I want to be fully devoted to you. I want to know you. I want to hear your voice. I want to go where you guide me. I want to do what you ask of me. I want to bear an abundance of fruit for your kingdom. I want to bring glory to your name. None of these things will be possible unless I have a pure heart. That is true. So, that is why I want to have a clean heart. You have very good reasons for wanting a clean heart.

How will you be able to have a clean heart? Only you can make my heart clean. Do you have a role in your heart being clean? Yes, I do. I will turn away from sin. I will turn to love, follow and serve you. I will confess my sin to you. I ask you to forgive my sin and cleanse my unrighteousness. Will I forgive you of your sin? Will I cleanse you of your unrighteousness? Will I help you to turn away from sin so you can turn to love and follow and serve me? Yes, you will do all these things for me. Yes, you have done all these things for me. What has been the result of my forgiving your sins and cleansing your unrighteousness? You have given me a clean heart. You have given me joy in the salvation I have in you. You have filled me with a passionate desire to love and follow and serve you. You have answered my prayers and fulfilled the desire of my heart. For that I am thankful beyond words. That is very good. 

Lord, I know that I am a sinner. I am in need of your forgiveness and cleansing of my sin. I will confess my sins to you. Thank you, for forgiving me of all sins and cleansing me of all my unrighteousness. You have given me joy in loving, following and serving you. Amen

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Be Holy

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Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ – Day 107 – 1 Peter 1:13-16 – Be Holy- Growing As Disciples

Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed. As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.” 1 Peter 1:13-16 (NIV)  

Like You

How will I be able to prepare my mind? What will make my mind ready for action? What will help me to be self-controlled? How can I set my mind on all that I have in you? How can I be obedient? How can I make sure that I am not conforming to evil that is in the world? How can I become like you? These sound like impossible tasks. Let’s start at the beginning. How did you begin to follow and serve me? How did you turn away from your old life? What made you tell me that you wanted me to be your Savior and Lord? You showed me your love. You called me to come to you. You drew me near to you. You turned my life around. You turned my life upside down. I would have said that my beginning to love, follow and serve you was most unlikely. Would you say that I began a good work in you? Would you agree that I have been changing your heart and mind and life? Do you closely resemble the person you once were? You definitely began a good work in me. You certainly have been changing my heart and mind and life. I am unrecognizable from the person I was before I started loving, following and serving you. So yes, you have been and are doing a good work in me. That’s right.

Who will you look like as you love, follow and serve me? I will look like you. How so? As I draw near to you, I will begin to think your thoughts, speak your words and do your deeds. As I live in your presence, I begin to be holy in all that I think and say and do. Will this take a gigantic and herculean effort on your part? Have I set you up with an impossible task? No, this will not take a gigantic and herculean effort on my part. Why is that? I want to become like you. I want to live as you lived. I want to do what you did. I want to think, and speak, and act in ways that are pleasing to you. It is the desire of my heart to become like you. I want to be holy in all that I think and say and do. That is very good. This is the work that I am doing in you. I will make you able to do all that I ask of you. Thank you, Lord.

Lord, I will prepare my mind for action. I will be self-controlled. I will set my hope on all I have in you. I will not allow my heart and mind and life to conform to evil in the world. Instead, it will be my utmost desire to be holy, like you, in all I think, say and do. Amen

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Be Reconciled

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Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ – Day 105 – Matthew 5:23-24 – Be Reconciled- Growing As Disciples

“Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift. Matthew 5:23-24 (NIV)

 Something Against Me 

Does someone have something against me? Do I really need to be concerned about that? Don’t I only need to take action when I have something against someone else? Isn’t my letting go of any offences and having a forgiving attitude toward everyone enough? Certainly, I will forgive others just as you have forgiven me. I won’t hold on to grudges. I won’t have a bitter, unforgiving heart. Isn’t that enough? Isn’t that like going the extra mile? What do you think? I think that I have a lot of questions. Why do you have a lot of questions? Isn’t the answer to your questions staring you in the face? Is the meaning of my word hidden so that you cannot understand it? Do you want to understand my word? Will you accept what my word is saying to you? I understand your word. The meaning of your word is quite clear. Nothing here in your word is hidden. I’m probably asking a lot of questions because I don’t like what your word is saying to me. I don’t really want to go and do what your word is asking of me. Now, those are honest answers.

Why don’t you want to go and do what my word is asking of you? It is more than a little intimidating to go and reconcile with someone that has something against me. Why is that? What if they reject my effort? What if they spurn my attempt to make peace? What if they don’t reject your effort and spurn your attempt at making peace? If they accept my effort and welcome my attempt at making peace, my enemy may become my friend. Wouldn’t that be fantastic? Yes, it would be. What else? If I could live in peace and harmony with a former enemy, a heavy burden would be lifted from my life. Wouldn’t that be great? Yes, it would be.  What else? If I am reconciled with someone, I might have a great opportunity to minister to them in some larger way. They might even come to know you as a result of seeing your love and forgiveness being lived out in and through my life. Wouldn’t that be incredible? Yes, it would be. What else? Going and making an effort to reconcile myself to someone who has something against me would give me peace. Why is that? I will have known that I have obeyed you. I will have known that I have gone and done what you have asked of me. Do you want to obey me? Do you want to go and do what I ask of you? Do you want to live in my peace? Yes Lord, I do. Then go and be reconciled with anyone and everyone that has something against you. Yes Lord, I will. That will be very good. One more thing. What’s that? I will be with you to help you. Thank you, Lord. 

Lord, I want to live a life free from conflict with others. I want to live a life in harmony with others. I want to be a bold and bright witness for you in the world. I don’t want anything to get in the way of my bearing fruit for your kingdom. So, I will reconcile with others. Amen

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Acknowledged My Sin

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Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ – Day 105 – Psalm 32:5- Acknowledged My Sin – Growing As Disciples

Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD”– and you forgave the guilt of my sin. Selah Psalm 32:5 (NIV)

Confess

I will regularly, willingly and openly confess my sins to you. As needed, I will also confess my sins to anyone I have sinned against. I will not ignore my sins. I will not try to hide my sins. I will not stubbornly and pridefully resist the idea that I am a sinner. I will not reject the truth that I do need your forgiveness and cleansing of my sins. That is very good.

Will you generally ask for forgiveness of your sins? I’m not sure what you are asking of me. Will you be specific when you are asking for forgiveness of your sin? Is that important? What do you think? By you asking me that question, I am guessing that it is very important that I am specific when I confess my sins to you. Good guess. Why do you suppose it is important that you acknowledge and confess your specific sins? A general confession of sin is almost like no confession at all. A general confession of sin acknowledges no actual wrong doing on my part. I would not be naming how I have sinned. I would not be determining to turn away from my sin. I would not be asking you to help me to not sin against you or others. With a general confession of sin, it is highly unlikely that I would ever ask for forgiveness from someone I have sinned against. These are all true statements. What else? A general confession of sin is likely to leave me with the vague feeling that I have been forgiven. That’s true. What else? You no doubt want to have a conversation with me about my sin. A general confession of sin is unlikely to lead to any meaningful conversation between us about my sin. That is also true.

I have another question for you? I’m listening. What freedom and joy and peace have you found when you have come and confessed specific sins to me? For one, I have known without a doubt that I have openly and willing admitted my specific sin to you. We have talked together about my sin. I have asked you to help me to not sin against you and others. I have determined that I will turn away from my sin. I have taken steps to avoid circumstances that might cause me to sin against you and others. I have also made a commitment to flee when temptation and evil approach me. But I am most thankful to know without a doubt that you have forgiven my sin and cleansed my unrighteousness. Knowing this has filled my life with your freedom, joy and peace. Yes, it has and that is very good.

Lord, I will not pridefully resist confessing my sins to you. I will regularly, willingly and openly confess my sins to you. When needed, I will also confess my sins to anyone I have sinned against. Thank you for forgiving my sins and cleansing all my unrighteousness. Amen

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Give Up Everything

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Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ – Day 104 – Luke 14:33 – Give Up Everything – Growing As Disciples

In the same way, any of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be my disciple. Luke 14:33 (NIV) 

Your Disciple

That is what I want to be, without question. What do you want to be? I want to be your disciple. I want to follow you to wherever you lead me. I want to go to where you will guide me. I want to do whatever you will ask of me. You are sure about all of this? There is no reluctance or hesitation within you? None whatsoever. You seem quite confident. Well, I do know that you will make me able to be your disciple. It is you who has put this passionate desire within me to love, follow and serve you. I didn’t conceive or conjure up this desire within me. I find it quite surprising that I want nothing more or nothing less than to be able to know and do your will. There is no place I would rather be than in your presence. There is nothing I would rather do than serve you. This is not a thought or effort of my own self-will. This has to be your Holy Spirit living and working inside of me. Yes, it is. So, my confidence does not rest on myself. That would be prideful and foolish. My confidence rests on you and the work you are doing in and through me. That is very good.

Is your decision to give up everything to be my disciple a once and for all time decision? Yes, it is. I will not reevaluate my decision based on where you send me or what you ask of me. I will not decide to follow and obey only if I completely understand or fully agree with where you are sending me or what you are asking of me. I do know that I will be given many opportunities to keep on reaffirming my decision to be your disciple. In these moments of reaffirmation, I am trusting that you will strengthen and encourage me to keep on giving myself fully and unreservedly to you. I know that you are likely to ask more, rather than less of me, as I keep on moving forward with you. That’s right. I know that you will continue to ask me to do only what I can do with your power and strength. You will keep me reliant on you. You will keep me dependent on you. You will keep me near to you as I continually ask you for your help. I will keep on drawing near to you. I will keep on trusting you. That is very good. You will make me able to live as your disciple. Yes, I will. You can count on me. Thank you, Lord 

Lord, I will joyfully give myself fully and completely to you. All that I am, all that I have, and all that I hope to be is yours. I am at your disposal. I will follow you to where you lead me. I will go to wherever you direct me. I will do whatever you ask of me. Amen

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His Divine Power

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Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ – Day 103 – 2 Peter 1:3-4 – His Divine Power – Growing As Disciples

His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires. 2 Peter 1:3-4 (NIV)  

Power And Promises

I want to live a godly life. I want to live a life that is good and right and pleasing to you. On my own, under my own power and strength, I know that I cannot live such a life. No one is asking you to live a godly life under your own power. You will never hear such a request from me. You are right, that would be an impossible task. Do you know how I will make you able to live a life that is good and right and pleasing to me? Yes, I think I do. Let me hear your thoughts. Say out loud what is on you heart and in your mind. Your power and promises will help me to live a life that is good and right and pleasing to you. Your power and promises will help me to escape the corruption that is in the world. Yes, they will.

You have more to say. Yes, I do. You have called me to come to you. You have turned my life around. You helped me to come to know and love and follow and serve you. You have given me a burning desire to live my life with and for you. You are my Savior. You are my Lord. You have forgiven my sins. You have cleansed my unrighteousness. You have been using your power and your promises to change everything about me. How so? Your power and promises have changed the thoughts of my mind, words of my mouth and the deeds of my life. Your power and promises have formed the hopes and dreams and goals of my life. You have used your word to change my heart, transform my mind and guide my life. I now love you with all my heart and mind and soul and strength. This is not to my credit. This is not something I have accomplished. You have done this work in me. You are continuing this work in me. Yes, I have. Yes, I am. You have helped me to have a passionate desire to do what is pleasing to you. For that, I am very thankful. For that, I give you all the praise and honor and glory. That is very good. 

Lord, thank you for calling me to come to you. Thank you for helping me to come to know and love and follow and serve you. Thank you that your mighty power and great promises will give me all I need to live a godly life that is good, right and pleasing to you. Amen

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The Lord’s Discipline

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Becoming Like Christ - Day 102 - Proverbs 3:11-12 - The Lord's Discipline - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ – Day 102 – Proverbs 3:11-12 – The Lord’s Discipline – Growing As Disciples

My son, do not despise the LORD’s discipline and do not resent his rebuke, because the LORD disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in. Proverbs 3:11-12 (NIV)

Discipline

I may have been thinking of your discipline incorrectly. How so? In the past, I have thought of your discipline only as some form of correction. Is that incorrect? No, I’m sure that thought is not completely incorrect. But I’m now sure it is incomplete. So, to think of your discipline as only correction is incorrect. What else is my discipline? Your discipline is teaching. Your discipline is training. Your discipline is your developing godly patterns and practices within me. That’s true.

What discipline or disciplines have I been developing in you? You have developed in me the discipline of meeting with you in your word. We talk together about your word. You help me to understand your word. You have caused me to meditate on your word. You have helped me to take your word deep into my heart and mind. You have led me to take hold of your word by putting it into practice. You have encouraged me to pray your word. You have used your word to change my heart and transform my mind. Your word has been disciplining and strengthening my mind so that I can think your thoughts. Your word has grown my faith and made me able to go and do your will. All the work that you have done in and through me with your word has been a form of discipline that you have been developing in me. That is very true. That is very good.

What other discipline have I been developing in you? You have been developing in me the discipline of meeting with you in solitude and silence so that I can hear from you. Why is this so important? The world is a busy and crazy and noisy place. If I want to hear from you, I will need to withdraw from the frantic activity of the world. Yes, you will. If I want to grow in prayer, I will need to set aside a time and place for you to teach and train me. Yes, you will.

What other discipline have I been developing in you? You have developed in me the discipline of finding and using the spiritual gifts that you have given to me. It has always been your purpose and plan to use me in your service. You want me to go and do what you ask of me. You want me to bear fruit for kingdom and bring glory to your name. Yes, I do.

What other discipline have I been developing in you? It seems like you are continually and daily developing some new discipline in me. Can you name a few more? Yes, I can. You have been developing in me the discipline of relying on you rather than on myself. You have been developing in me the discipline of giving thanks to you in all circumstances. You have been developing in me the discipline of forgiving others just as you have forgiven me. The list of discipline or disciplines that you are developing in my life is almost endless. Yes, it is. Will you continue to welcome my discipline in your life? Yes, I will. That will be very good. 

Lord, I welcome your discipline in my life. Correct my behavior. Change my course. Help me to follow you. Bring my life into alignment with your will and your ways. Help me to live a life that is good and right and pleasing to you. Help me to know and do your will. Amen

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