Remember You

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Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Gratitude – Philemon 1:4-7 – Remember You – Growing As Disciples

I always thank my God as I remember you in my prayers, because I hear about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints. I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith, so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ. Your love has given me great joy and encouragement, because you, brother, have refreshed the hearts of the saints. Philemon 1:4-7 (NIV)  

Who Are You Remembering?

Who are you remembering in your prayers? That is a very good question for which I do not have a very good answer. What do you mean by that? I have not been faithfully praying for others. Oh, I do pray for others, but not nearly enough, of that I am sure. You are sure? Yes, I am sure. 

What would you like me to do for you? I would like you to help me to pray for others. I would like you to give me a heart to pray for others. I would like you to give me wisdom and knowledge and insight into how I will be able to pray for others. I would like you to prompt me as to when and where and how and why to pray for others. I would like you to take me out of my own little circle of self-absorption, so I can hear and see and know what others need. Are those your prayers? Yes, those are my prayers. I will hear and answer those prayers. 

I do want you to know something about yourself. What’s that? You are not nearly as self-absorbed as you think. How so? You have been very willing and generous in giving away your time, talent and resources in service to others. I have found great joy in watching your sacrificial service to others. Really? Yes, really. 

But, you are completely correct in knowing that you need to grow in praying for others. I want to develop a heart of love in you that will lead you to pray intercessory prayers for others. Will you allow me to do this work in and through you? Will you enter into my school of intercessory prayer? Yes Lord, I will.

Let’s start right now. Who needs to grow in their love for others? Who needs to begin giving thanks for others? Who needs to be more active in sharing their faith? Who needs to know more fully all that they have in me? Who needs to be able to refresh the hearts of others? Well, I hate to sound self-absorbed. But, I need all these things. Yes, you do. As you pray these things for others you will also receive them for yourself. Will you begin praying these prayers? Yes Lord, I will. That is very good. 

Lord, guide me to pray prayers of thanksgiving for others. Help me to pray that others will have a full understanding of all they have in you. Help me to pray that others will be active in sharing their faith. Help me to be refreshed and to refresh others as I pray. Amen

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A Gentle Whisper

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Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Prayer – 1 Kings 19:11-12 – A Gentle Whisper – Growing As Disciples

The LORD said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the LORD, for the LORD is about to pass by.” Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. 1 Kings 19:11-12 (NIV)  

Whispering

Do you want to hear from me? Do you want to hear my voice speaking to you? How do you think I will speak to you? Yes, I want to hear from you. Nothing would be better than to hear your voice speaking to me. I’m not sure how you will speak to me. I’m guessing that you will speak to me in any number of ways. I think the ways that you might speak to me could be almost endless. I’m not sure that I understand your question. Let me ask you another. Go ahead, I’m listening. Do you think that I will shout at you? No, I don’t think you will shout at me. It’s possible that you might speak to me in that way in an extreme situation. Have I ever spoken to you in that way before? No, you have not. But, I’m open to that possibility. That’s good. Have I ever spoken to you in a gentle whisper? Yes, you have spoken to me in a gentle whisper many times before. That’s true. 

Why do you think I speak to you in a gentle whispers? Your whispers place me in a position to hear from you. Your whispers have helped me to quiet myself before you. Your whispers have caused me to be still in your presence. Your whispers have caused me to humble myself before you as I come with a listening heart. Your whispers have developed my reliance on you. I also know that you want me to live in a close and intimate relationship with you. Your whispers have drawn me nearer to you. Your whispers have caused me to lean into you so that I can hear your voice. I can’t remain distant from you if I want your whispers to guard and guide and grace my life. No you cannot. Will you draw near to me? Will you turn your ear to me? Will you lean into me so you can hear my voice whispering to you? Yes Lord, I will. That will be very good.

Lord, I will humble myself at your feet. I will stop to listen and quiet myself before you.  I will live in an intimate relationship with you. I will draw near to you and lean in close so I can hear your whispers. Guard and guide and grace my life with your whispers. Amen

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God’s Spirit Lives In You

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Discipleship Study – Holy Spirit – 1 Corinthians 3:16-17 – God’s Spirit Lives In You – Growing As Disciples

Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him; for God’s temple is sacred, and you are that temple. 1 Corinthians 3:16-17 (NIV)

Your Body 

I know that the your body is the church. I know that you live and dwell in your body, the church. I know that you want your body, the church, to be a bold and bright witness in the world. I also know that the unity that of your brothers and sisters in the church will be a witness in the world that testifies that you do exist. If your body lives in disunity and disharmony the world will not believe that you exist. You are on a roll. Everything that you have said is powerfully true.

What will you do based on what you know about my body? I will make every effort to live in unity and harmony with my brothers and sisters in your body. I will use every one of the gifts and talents and abilities you have given me to build up your body. I will look for every opportunity to lift up and encourage my fellow brothers and sisters in your body. I will think thoughts, speak words and do deeds that will strengthen and sustain your body. These will not be my efforts alone. I will not be operating under my own power and strength. I know that your Holy Spirit will be working in and through me to accomplish these purposes. There is no mystery as to what your will is in regard to your body. You want your body to be living and active and vibrant. You want your body to be a bright and shining witness in the world. You want your body to bear fruit for your kingdom and bring glory to your name. Yes, I do.

What won’t you do based on what you know about my body? I will never allow myself to be a source of disunity and disharmony in your body. I will not think thoughts, speak words or do deeds that might bring harm to your body. I will make every effort to see that unity is preserved in your body. I will look for every opportunity to foster love and peace and unity in your body. I won’t shrink back from serving you in your body. I will find my place to serve you in your body. I will take on the role that you have given me in your body. I will allow you to use me to accomplish your purposes and fulfill your plans through your body. That will be very good. 

Lord, never do I want to do anything that would harm your body, the church, where your Holy Spirit lives and dwells. Use all the gifts and talents and abilities you have given me to build up your body so that it can flourish and grow as your witness in the world. Amen

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With Humility

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Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Wisdom – Proverbs 11:2 – With Humility – Growing As Disciples

When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom. Proverbs 11:2 (NIV)

Let Go Of Pride 

I have not done well on this count. It sounds like you are feeling like you are being judged. We are not in court. You are not being judged by me. That’s good. You do want something from me however. Yes, I do. Tell me what you want. I want to let go of my pride. I want to reject prideful living in all its forms. I don’t want to think prideful thoughts. I don’t want to speak prideful words. I don’t want to do prideful deeds. I see, what then, is the problem? I can’t overcome my pride with my own efforts. That’s right. Relying on your own efforts to overcome your pride would be just one more prideful effort. That’s what I thought. That was a good thought. That thought came from me.

Well, here I am. I am asking for your help. I am so tired of living a prideful life. All my thoughts, words and deeds are filled with pride. Your assessment is not correct. You are discouraged. Not all your thoughts, words and deeds are filled with pride. Is it prideful to come to ask me for my help? Is it prideful to acknowledge that you cannot overcome your own pride? Is it prideful to come to rely on me? Is it prideful to admit the sin of pride that is within you? No, it is not. You are in a good place. It is a good thing to confess your sin. It is a good thing to ask for my help. It is a good thing to come to rely on me.

Don’t think that you should be further along in your life of faith. Don’t think that there should not be so much pride within you. Don’t allow yourself to become discouraged and depressed. Don’t for a moment think that you are a hopeless case. Be joyful that I will help you. Be hopeful that I will change you. Believe that I will work in you and through your life. We both want the same thing. What’s that? You want to live humbly and wisely as my witness in the world. You want to be used by me. You don’t want pride to hinder my working in and through your life. Yes, I want these things. I want you to do your work in my life. I want you to mold and shape me into the person you have called me to be. Do you have faith in me? Do you believe in me? Do you trust me? Yes Lord, I have faith and trust in you. I believe that you will hear and answer my prayers. Then be encouraged. Then be lifted up. Keep on moving forward with me as I do my work in and through your life. Yes Lord, I will. That will be very good.

Lord, I have been proud. Pride has led me to think what I should not have thought. Pride has caused me to say what I should not have said. Pride has directed me to do what I should not have done. Help me to reject pride so I can humbly grow in your wisdom. Amen

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Puts Them Into Practice

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Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Spiritual Warfare – Luke 6:47-48 – Puts Them Into Practice – Growing As Disciples

I will show you what he is like who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice. He is like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built. But the one who hears my words and does not put them into practice is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. The moment the torrent struck that house, it collapsed and its destruction was complete.” Luke 6:47-49 (NIV)

Building Your Life 

How are you building your life? What is your foundation? What materials are you using to construct your life? I’m not sure how to answer those questions. Why is that? If the construction of my life depends on me, I am in trouble. How so? I am unqualified to build my own life. I have made so many mistakes. I have taken so many missteps. I have wandered from one thing to another. I have wasted time. I have squandered effort. I have misused the gifts, talents and abilities that you have given to me. I been unwise. I need your wisdom. I need you to build my life. I need your guidance. I need your instruction. I desperately need your help. There is nothing unwise about you admitting that you need my help. 

Now that you have admitted that you need my help in building your life what are you going to do about it? I will do two things. First, I will continually rely on your help in building my life. I will trust that you will hear and answer my prayer. I will not rely on my own understanding. I will not simply go and do what seems right to me. That approach has gotten me into nothing but trouble. I will keep on asking for your wisdom. I will continue to listen to your instruction. I will on following your guidance. I will simply stop and wait and listen to all that you have to say to me. I will not move forward without your help. That will be very good. 

Where will you find my wisdom and instruction and guidance? How will you receive what I have to say to you? I will meet with you in your word. When and where and how will you meet with me in my word? I will meet with you daily in your word. Why is that? There is not a day that will go by that I don’t need to hear from you. Just as I need to eat food daily, so do I also need to feed on your word. Your word will feed and sustain my life. Yes, it will. Where will you meet with me in my word? I will set aside a special place to meet with you in your word so I can attentively listen attentively to all that you say to me. I will also carry your word with me throughout the day. I will meditate on your word day and night. I will allow your word to change my heart, transform my mind and guide my life.

What will you do with my word? I will not simply hear your word. I will not be a hearer only. That would be of no value to me. I will put your word into practice every day as I love, follow and serve you. In that way you will be building your life on the foundation of my word. Yes, I will. That will be very good. 

Lord, I have allowed shaky materials to be the foundation of my life. These will not help me to withstand the storms of life. Give me a new life foundation that is built on your word. Help me to hear your word and put it into practice. Amen

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No Longer Be Infants

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Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Spiritual Warfare – Ephesians 4:14-16 – No Longer Be Infants – Growing As Disciples

Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming. Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ. From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work. Ephesians 4:14-16 (NIV)

Grow Up

That is exactly what I want to do. What is it that you want to do? I want to grow up in your body. I no longer want to be an infant. I don’t want to be weak. I don’t want to be tossed back and forth by the storms of life. I don’t want to be driven by every wind of popular opinion. I want to be strong. I want to be mature. I want to be complete. Those are very good desires.

How will you grow up in my body? That is a good question. Do you have any answers? I have several answers. I would like to hear your answers. First, I need to remain vitally connected to you and your body. How will you do that? I will live in an intimate relationship with you. I will draw near to you. I will pray to you. I will worship you. I will meet with you in your word. I will listen to your instructions. I will follow your guidance. I will walk with you through life. That is a good answer. What else will you do so you can grow up in my body? I will live vitally connected in your body. I will remain grounded in your body. How so? I will live in intimate relationships with my fellow believers. I will allow myself to be known. I will seek to know others. I will accept what you want me to receive through the ministry of others in your body.  I will use the spiritual gifts that you have given me to help build up others in your body. That will be very good.

You have learned a very important principle that will help you to grow up in my body. What’s that? You must receive and you must give. As you live in an intimate relationship with me, I will teach and train and prepare you to give to others what you have received from me. Only in receiving and giving will you be able to fully grow up in my body. Are you committed to giving to others what you have received from me? Yes Lord, I am. Then you will grow up in my body. You will become strong and mature and complete in me. That will be very good. Yes, it will.

Lord, thank you for rooting me in your body of believers where I can be protected, encouraged, and strengthened, as I love, follow and serve you. Help me to know and use my spiritual gifts so I will be able to build up your body so that each part does it work. Amen

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Reason Together

 

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Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Let Us – Isaiah 1:18 – Reason Together – Growing As Disciples

Come now, let us reason together,” says to the LORD. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool. Isaiah 1:18 (NIV)

Know And Follow

Let’s have a conversation. I want you to draw near to me. I want you to know me. I want you to live in an intimate relationship with me. I want you to live your life with and for me. I want to use you for my kingdom and glory. I want to bear an abundance of fruit through your life. I want to shine brightly as my witness in the darkness of this world. I want exactly what you want. I want to listen to your voice as you speak to me. I will draw near to you so you can draw near to me. I want you to know me and me to know you intimately. Nothing would please me more than to be used by you. I have no higher purpose or goal in life than to want to be used by you so I can bear an abundance of fruit for your glory. It is my prayer that you will set is me on fire so I can shine brightly for you. It is my hope that many will be drawn to you through what you will do in and through my life. We are in full agreement then? Yes, I believe that we both want exactly the same thing.

Is there anything that could get in the way of what you and I both want? Is there anything that could hinder all that you want to do in and through my life? What do you think? I’m sure that you already know the answers to your questions. I might. Tell me what is on your heart and in your mind. You have drawn me to you. I have turned away from my sins. I have asked for and received your forgiveness and cleansing from my sin. You have given me the gift of salvation. Yes, I have. You are my Lord and Savior. Yes, I am. I am following you. I have fully devoted my life to you. That is why I want what you want. That is why I even know what you want. Yes, it is. You have made me alive to you and dead to sin. I have been set free because of all that you have done for me on the cross. That’s right. What else do you want to say? I’m still thinking about the possibility of anything hindering the work that you want to do in and through my life. It is my prayer that nothing will ever hinder the work you want to do in and through me. I believe that you will keep drawing me to you and I will keep coming to you. I believe that you will keep working in my life and I will continue to allow you to work in my life. I believe that you will fulfill the desires that you have placed in my heart. I believe that you will strengthen me against temptation so that I will continue to live dead to sin and alive to you. You are both my Savior and my Lord. Yes, I am. I believe that you will guard and keep me by your power. Yes, I will. I believe that nothing will ever be able to thwart the work that you want to do in and through my life as I follow and serve you. Yes, that’s right. I will accomplish all my purposes and plans for your life as you follow and serve me. You will know and follow me wherever I lead you to do whatever I ask of you. Yes, I will.

Heavenly Father, thank you that I can talk to you about my sin. I will turn from all my sin. Thank you, for sending Jesus Christ as my Savior so I can be forgiven and cleansed of all my sin. Thank you that I can now come to know and follow you. Amen

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Put Aside Deeds Of Darkness

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Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Let Us – Romans 13:12-14 – Put Aside Deeds Of Darkness – Growing As Disciples

The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy. Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the sinful nature. Romans 13:12-14 (NIV) 

Put Off, Put On

You live in a world filled with darkness. You are surrounded by people who love darkness and are attracted to evil.  This is not true of you, at least not now. You have put off darkness and evil as if they were stinky smelly old clothes. You are no longer attracted to your old life and its values, patterns and practices, is that true? Yes, I have put off darkness and evil. They no longer attract me like they once did. At one time I was like a sleepwalker walking through the sin and evil of this world. I knew nothing else. I was attracted to evil and darkness. My thoughts, words, and deeds were continually evil. You didn’t say evil and darkness have no attraction to you, did you? No, I did not. It is good that you realize that you will always be subject to temptation and evil as long as you are in this life. Why is that? Your awareness will keep you on guard against evil and darkness. Do you know where evil and darkness will attempt to attack most often? Yes, I do. Tell me. Evil and darkness will first attempt to attack me in my thoughts. Yes, that’s right. Evil and darkness will try to corrupt my thoughts, words, and deeds. But the entry that evil and darkness will seek into my life will most often be through my mind. So, what won’t you do? I won’t allow myself to entertain thoughts about how I might gratify the desires of my sinful nature. I like how you used the word entertain, why did you choose that word? An evil thought may enter my mind. I won’t let evil stay in my mind by showing it hospitality by entertaining it. Evil will be shown the door the second I become aware of its presence. Will you have the same attitude toward evil words and evil deeds? Yes, I have and will continue to separate myself from anything that I know is not pleasing to you. So, you will put off every evil thought, word and deed? Yes, That’s right. That will be very good. 

You must realize that you are not alone in putting off evil thoughts, words and deeds from your life. You can never win your battle by your own strength. You must rely on my word and my Spirit to fight in you, with, and for you against evil. You must rely on me. You don’t have to convince me. I have fought and lost many battles against evil by using my strength alone. I know that will never work. What will you put on? I will put on the armor that you have given to me. I will put on the new life of righteousness that you have given to me wear. I will allow your word to dwell in me richly. I will allow your word to strengthen and sustain me against every attack of evil and darkness. I will live the life that you have called me to live. I will live and walk in the light with you. My eyes will be fixed on you. I will be drawn to you and drawn away from evil and darkness. I will put on good thoughts, words, and deeds that you have given me to think, say, and do. Then you will be living fully in the light with me. Yes, I will. That will be very good.

Lord, I will put off deeds of darkness. I will put on the armor of light you provide so I will be able to stand against evil in the world. I will clothe myself with your righteousness so I will be able to live and walk in the light with you. Amen

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Thinking These Things

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Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Miracles – Mark 2:8 – Thinking These Things – Growing As Disciples

Immediately Jesus knew in his spirit that this was what they were thinking in their hearts, and he said to them, “Why are you thinking these things? Mark 2:8 (NIV)

Your Thoughts 

How are you guarding the thoughts that you allow your mind to think? I’m not sure what you mean. I think thoughts that come into my mind. Is your question suggesting that I can control the thoughts of my mind? Are you implying that I am not powerless to think about every thought that enters my mind? Do I have the ability to guard the thoughts that I think? What do you think? At one time, I was powerless to control the thoughts of my mind. I simply kept on thinking whatever thought came into my mind. That’s not good. No, it is not. Why is that? My thoughts will become words. My words will become deeds.  My thoughts and words and deeds will become the sum total of the life I will live. So, at one time, you had very little control over the life you would live. You were subject to whatever thoughts came into your mind. That’s true.

What has happened to you? You have been given me new thoughts to think, words to speak and deeds to do. How so? As I have been meeting with you in your word you have been changing my heart and transforming my mind. Your word has been protecting my mind. Your word has been changing me from the inside out. Day by day, you have been strengthening my heart and mind so that I can think thoughts that are pleasing to you. You have been strengthening my heart and mind so I an reject thoughts that are displeasing to you. So, you are growing in your ability  to guard the thoughts of your mind. Yes, that’s true.

Is my work in you complete? How so? Do you only think thoughts, speak words and do deeds that are pleasing to me? Are you fully living the life that I have called you to live? No, your work is not finished in me. I still think thoughts, speak words and do deeds that are not pleasing to you. I am not yet fully living the life that you have called me to live. Are you discouraged? Do you want to quit? Are you tempted to give up? No, I am not discouraged. I do not want to quit. I am not tempted to give up. Just the opposite is true. How so? I am encouraged because you are changing me moment by moment and day by day. I am the work of your hands. You are molding and shaping my life. Every day I am thinking more of your thoughts, saying more of your words and doing more of your deeds. I am more fully living the life you have called me to live. I welcome you to continue your work in me. That’s good. I will keep on changing your thoughts, words and deeds as you love, follow and serve me. 

Lord, I have thought what I would rather not think. My thoughts have led me to say what I wish I had not said. My thoughts have led me to do what I wish I had not done. Change the thoughts of my mind so that I can live the life you have called me to life. Amen

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Door Of Faith

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Faith - Acts 14:27 - Door Of Faith - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Faith – Acts 14:27 – Door Of Faith – Growing As Disciples

On arriving there, they gathered the church together and reported all that God had done through them and how he had opened the door of faith to the Gentiles. Acts 14:27 (NIV)

Opportunity

I want you to be looking for opportunities to be used by me. I want you to keep your eyes and ears open to me. Listen carefully to all that I have to say to you. Watch attentively all that I have to show you. Don’t race right on through life. What does that mean? Don’t allow yourself to become distracted. Don’t be preoccupied. Don’t let yourself become so frantically busy that you can’t hear or see my activity in your life. Slow down. Stop and sit down. Be quiet. Listen attentively. Watch carefully. Don’t let yourself miss out on opportunities that I have placed right before you. Don’t let opportunities that are staring you right in the face go unnoticed. I will open doors for you, that I want you to walk through. I will give you things I want you to do for me. Do you understand what I am saying to you? I understand.

Apart from me you will waste your time. Apart from me you will misuse your life. You will go the wrong direction. You will try to accomplish the wrong things. You will not know my purposes. You will not accomplish my plans. Apart from me you can do nothing. Apart from me you will bear no fruit that will last for all eternity. Apart from me you will look back on your life filled with regret of what could have been. Apart from me your gifts and abilities and talents will go unused. That would be a shame. Yes, it would be a shame. But, that won’t happen to you. Why is that? You tell me? I will follow you to where you lead me. I will do whatever you ask of me. I will live to know and do your will. I will be filled with joy as I do what is pleasing to you. My life will be a living sacrifice give to you. I will be fully devoted to loving, following and serving you. Yes, you will. I have good works prepared for you to do for me. I have a purpose and plan for your life. You will accomplish what I have given you to do. You will be found faithful. One day you will hear me say, well done, good and faithful servant. You will not misuse your life. You will live with no regrets. I know that will be true. Why is that? I love you with all my heart and mind and soul and strength. Yes, you do and that is very good.

Lord, sometimes it has been hard to recognize a door of opportunity opening up for me to minister to others. Help me to take notice of how you are guiding me. Help me to have faith and step through doors of opportunity with you. Amen

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