Give No Opportunity

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Discipleship Study – God’s Will – Ephesians 4:26-27 – Give No Opportunity – Growing As Disciples

Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil. Ephesians 4:26-27 (ESV)

Your Anger

You have had your difficulties with anger. That is an understatement, I’m sure. Why do you say that? I have allowed myself to become angry. I have fully vented my anger. I lost control of my emotions and expressed anger in ways that have damaged and destroyed relationships. I have held on to anger. I have carried resentment. I have let anger linger in my life over days and weeks and months, maybe even years. That’s not good. No, it’s not. I have been discouraged and defeated by anger. I have let the devil have an opportunity to gain a foothold to do great harm through my anger. I have distanced myself from others either because I was angry with them or they were angry with me. What do you want to do about that? What do you mean? You have described your past experiences with anger. What do you want to do with your anger now? I will no longer give full vent to my anger. I haven’t done that in a very long time. I agree. That does not mean I have not been angry. That does not mean I have not expressed my anger. That’s true. If I express anger at all, I want it to be under control. I don’t want to express anger in a way that will damage relationships. If I express anger, I don’t want to hold on to it from day to day. Every day, I want to resolve anger and reconcile relationships. I want to live in harmony with others. I want to love like you loved. I want to live like you lived. So, I will value relationships with others above whatever reason I might have to be angry. I want you to make me into a peacemaker. I want others to know that, above all, I love them even though I might be angry with them.  That’s good.

Anger is not all bad. What do you mean by that? I was angry. It is not a sin to be angry. You will be angry in ways that are not sinful. How might that be? Have you ever been angry about injustice in the world? Yes. Has your anger every caused you to act to right wrongs in the world? Yes. Have I ever called you into action through some passion and anger that you have felt? Yes. Have I ever born fruit through your life and brought glory to my name through passion and anger you held in your heart? Yes, there have been many times I have done something good in response to injustice I have seen in the world. I know that you have borne fruit through my life and brought glory to your name through actions you guided me to take because I was angry. That’s right. Anger is more complicated than I imagined. Yes, it is. Will you bring your anger to me? Will you ask me how you should deal with your anger. Yes Lord, I will. That will be very good.

Lord, I will not let the sun go down on my anger. I will resolve anger and reconcile relationships with others every day. I will not let anger give an opportunity and foothold to the devil. Instead, use my passion and anger to bear fruit for your kingdom and glory. Amen

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Careful To Obey

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Discipleship Study – Be – Joshua 1:7-9 – Be Careful To Obey – Growing As Disciples

Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:7-9 (NIV)

Day And Night

Do you want to be strong and courageous? Do you want to be successful? Do you want your life to prosper? Do you want to be able to know my will? Do you want to be able to walk in my ways? Do you want to be protected so that you will not be overcome with fear and discouragement? Do you want to fulfill my purposes and accomplish my plans? Do you want to be able to go and do all that I ask of you? Yes Lord, I want all these things. That is very good. I want these things for you in abundance.

How can I have all these things? How can I be sure that these things will come to pass in my life? That is a very good question. Your question has a very simple answer. The answer to your question is so simple you may not receive it. The answer to your question is so simple you may not believe it. The answer to your question is so simple that you may pass right over it and never put it into practice. What is the simple answer to my question?

What do I need to hear and put into practice? Meditate on my word day and night. That is the answer to your question. Let my word dwell in you richly. Let my word be on your mind. Let my word be in your heart. My word will make you strong and courageous. My word will give you success and make you prosper. My word will make you able to know my will and walk in my ways. My word will protect you from fear and discouragement. My word will make you able to fulfill my purposes and accomplish my plans. My word will make you able to go and do all that I ask of you. Meditate on my word day and night. Will you do that? Yes Lord, I will. Then you will receive all that I want to give to you. 

Lord, I will meditate on your word day and night. Your word will constantly be on my mind and in my heart. Guard and guide my life by your word. Help me to know and do your will. Help me to be strong and courageous as I follow and obey you throughout my life. Amen

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Self-Controlled And Alert

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Discipleship Study – Be – 1 Peter 5:8-11 – Self – Controlled And Alert – Growing As Disciples

Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings.And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen. 1 Peter 5:8-11 (NIV)  

Napping 

Be self-controlled. Be alert. Don’t be caught napping. Don’t think that you can sleep walk through your life of faith. The devil and all his evil has filled this world. He is roaming all around, like a roaring lion, seeking who he may devour. Don’t let that be you. Stand firm in your faith. Draw near to me. Submit yourself to me. Resist him and he will flee from you. Do you understand all that I am saying to you? I’m not sure. Can I ask you some questions? You may always come to me to ask me questions.  

I want to be self-controlled and alert. I want to stand firm in my faith. I don’t want to sleep walk through my life of faith. I want to resist the devil. I don’t want to fall into temptation. I don’t want to let myself be devoured by the devil and all his evil. I’m not sure how all this is possible. If I rely on my own strength, I will surely fail. That’s true, you cannot stand firm in your faith and resist the devil with your own strength. You must submit yourself to me. What does that mean? How can I submit myself to you? Leave your old life of sin behind you. Flee every evil. Don’t allow yourself to be in the wrong places at the wrong times. Don’t go where you should not go. Don’t do what you should not do. Run to me. I have made you dead to your old sin filled life. I have made you alive to me. Don’t ever submit yourself again to your old sin filled life. Instead draw near to me. Live the new life that I have called you to live. Go where I guide you. Do what I ask of you. Let my word dwell in you richly. My word will change your heart. My word will transform your mind. My word will make you able to think my thoughts and speak my words. My word will make you able to stand firm in your faith. My word will fight in you, with you and for you. My word will make you able to stand against the devil and all his evil attacks. My word will make you strong, firm and steadfast. My word will make you able to stand in victory with me. Now, do you understand? Yes Lord, I understand. 

Lord, I will not be caught napping. I will be self-controlled and alert against the devil and all his attacks. I allow your word to make me able to stand against evil. I will allow you to restore, support, strengthen and establish me as I stand firm in my faith in you. Amen

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Wiser

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Discipleship Study – Be – Proverbs 9-9-11 – Wiser – Growing As Disciples

Instruct a wise man and he will be wiser still; teach a righteous man and he will add to his learning. “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. For through me your days will be many, and years will be added to your life. Proverbs 9:9-11 (NIV)  

Becoming Wise

Do you want to grow in wisdom? Do you want to grow in your knowledge and understanding? Do you want to live a long life with many good days? Yes, I want to grow in my wisdom, knowledge and understanding. Yes of course I want to live a long life with many good days. How is all this possible? Where do I begin? Is there a starting point? What is step number one? Yes, there is a place to begin. There is a starting point. There is a first step to take. You have my full attention. I am ready and willing to listen to you. If you are ready to listen to me then you are already at the starting point and have taken your first step. I’m not sure what you mean. If you want to grow in wisdom, knowledge and understanding you must be teachable. You must listen to my words. If you are truly listening to me that means that you have humbled yourself before me. You are not filled with your own pride. You have come to me in humble and reverent awe. You have acknowledged me as your God and Father. I am the Savior and Lord of your life. You are my child. You have been adopted into my family. It is your joy to listen to me. It is your plan to walk with me. You want to live your life with and for me. It is your passion to follow and serve me. Your attitude toward me is the beginning of wisdom and knowledge and understanding. Not only have you taken your fist step with me but you are now walking in all that I want you to receive. You want to be wise. You want to grow in knowledge and understanding. You want to live the life that I have called you to live. Yes, I do. I want to walk with you. I want to live for you. I want to receive all that you have for me. That is very good. I want all these things for you as well. 

As you continue to walk with me and listen to all that I have to say to you, I will teach you. Day by day you will grow in wisdom, knowledge and understanding. You will live the life that I have called you to live. My word will guard and protect you. My word will make you able to live a long life with many good days. You will go where I send you and do what I ask of you. Not only will you receive wisdom, knowledge and understanding for your own life; I will use you to teach others as well. My thoughts will be on your heart. My words will in your mouth. You will teach the wise grow wiser. You will help the righteous to add to their learning. I will use you for my kingdom. You will bring glory to my name. 

Lord, in the past I had a proud and unteachable heart. I was unwilling to receive instruction, wisdom, and knowledge. I did not live in awe and humble reverence before you. Now, I want to know you and walk in your ways. I want to live the life you have for me. Amen

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Make Disciples

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Discipleship Study – Therefore – Matthew 28:19-20 – Relationships – Growing As Disciples

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20 (NIV)

Relationships 

How did I go and make disciples? You went out to seek and save the lost. You were looking for people who were in need. You got involved in relationships. You lived in relationships with people who needed you. Is that right? Yes, that is right. I made relationships with people in the world all around me. If you want to make disciples you cannot live in isolation. If you want to make disciples you must build relationships with people. You must work hard at building relationships if you want to go and make disciples for me. I want to make disciples for you. Yes, I know. 

You won’t have to go far if you want to make disciples for me. What do you mean by that? Do you know people that are bruised and battered by life? Do you know people that are walking down the wrong path in life? Do you know people that have lost their way and are far from me? Do you know people that have reached the end of their rope and are crying out for help? I’m not sure. Well, these people are all around you, throughout your entire day. You will need to keep your eyes open so you can see those who are in need. You will need to keep your ears open so you can hear their cries for help. You will need to listen to me. I will guide you. I will lead you. I will send you out to go and make disciples. Will you keep your eyes and ears open? Will you listen to me? Will you go where I guide you to do all that I ask of you? Yes Lord, I will.

You have been telling me that you want to bear fruit for my kingdom. You have been saying that you want to bring glory to my name. You have wanted your life to be well used and count for all eternity. Do I have all of this correct? Yes Lord, I have been saying all of this to you. Then go and make disciples. I am sending you out. I will be with you to help you. I will bear fruit through your life. You will bring glory to my name. Your life will count for all eternity. I will go and make disciples. That will be very good.

Lord, I have been a loner. I have lived much of my life in isolation from others. I have not developed close and intimate relationships with others. Help me to go out into the world to live in disciple making relationships with others. Amen

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Prepared

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Discipleship Study – Be – 2 Timothy 4:2 – Prepared – Growing As Disciples

Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage–with great patience and careful instruction. 2 Timothy 4:2 (NIV)

Make Me Ready

It would be a great honor and privilege if I could proclaim your word to others. I can think of nothing more exciting than to be able to encourage others with your word. It is the prayer of my heart that you would prepare me and make me ready to proclaim your word. Is this true? Are you sure that you want me to speak through you? Do you really want me to use you to proclaim my word to others? I know exactly why you are asking me these questions. I’m quite sure that you know exactly why I am asking you these questions. I suppose you would like it if I would say the truth out loud. Yes, I would like it quite a bit if you said the truth out loud. Well, here goes. I have avoided opportunity after opportunity to proclaim your word to others. I haven’t just avoided nearly every opportunity to proclaim your word, I have continually run away from opportunities to proclaim your word. I have been like Jonah. How so? You have been leading me in one direction and I have been running away in the opposite direction. No wonder you are so afraid of large fish. Now, that’s funny. Yes, it is.  

Why have you run away from nearly every opportunity to proclaim my word? I have been afraid. I have been filled with fear. I have doubted that you could possibly want to use me to proclaim your word. You knew this day was coming, didn’t you? You knew that one day we would have this conversation about facing your fears, isn’t that right? Yes, I knew that this day was coming. What have you also known? I have also known that you haven’t stopped preparing me to proclaim your word. That’s right. As you have faithfully met with me in my word, I have been preparing you to proclaim my word. As you have been meditating continually on my word I have been changing your heart and transforming your mind. I have been molding and shaping your life with my word. As you have been putting my word into practice, I have been preparing you to proclaim my word. So here we are on this day. You are now asking me to prepare you and make you ready to proclaim my word, is that right? Yes, that is right. 

I want you to keep on letting me make you ready to proclaim my word. But now, I want you to look for every opportunity to proclaim my word. Don’t shrink back. Don’t run away. Allow me to use you. My hand will be on you. I will speak through you. I will use you to correct, rebuke and encourage others with my word. With great patience, you will speak careful words of instruction as you boldly and passionately proclaim my word.

Lord, I will set aside a time and place to meet with you in your word. I will place myself before you so that you can teach and train me with your word. It is you who will prepare me and make me completely ready to boldly proclaim your word to others in need. Amen

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He Got Down On His Knees

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Now when Daniel learned that the decree had been published, he went home to his upstairs room where the windows opened toward Jerusalem. Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God, just as he had done before. Daniel 6:10 (NIV) 

On My Knees

Will you get down on your knees? Will you humble yourself before me? Will you make meeting with me in prayer, the priority of your life? Notice, I did not say a priority in your life. I noticed. Are you clear about what I am asking of you? Yes, I understand what you are asking of me. You are asking me if I will make meeting with you in prayer a priority, above all other priorities, in my life. Yes, I am. Do you believe that there is no better way for you to spend your time than in meeting with me in prayer? Yes, I am positive that there is no better way to spend my time than meeting with you in prayer. Then you have set aside a special time and place to meet with me in prayer, is that right? Yes, that is right, I have a special time and place to meet with you in prayer. Then you are spending a significant amount of time meeting with me in prayer, is that true? Well, I don’t know if that is completely true yet. What do you mean by that? I feel like I am just starting out in prayer. I am launching out into prayer with you. My journey in prayer with you is just beginning. My life with you in prayer now, is not what it will be in the future. You are correct. But, you are fully committed and completely convinced in your desire to meet with me in prayer? Yes, it is the desire of my heart to have a close and intimate relationship with you. I want to draw near to you, as you draw near to me. I want to be refreshed in your presence. I want to taste of your goodness. I want you to mold and shape my life as I meet with you in prayer. I want you guard and guide my life as I meet with you in prayer. I want you to develop my thoughts, form my words and empower my deeds as I meet with you in prayer. On every day and in every way, I want to live and walk in a dialogue of prayer with you. I want to be persistent and consistent as I meet with you in prayer. You will have these desires of your heart as you come to meet daily with me in prayer. For that I am completely grateful and fully thankful. That is very good.

Father, thank you that I can come to meet with you in prayer. Meeting with you has become a consistent, daily priority in my life. I have set apart a time and place to regularly meet with you. It is my joy to live my life with you in an ongoing dialogue of prayer. Amen

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Mature And Complete

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Discipleship Study – Be – James 1:2-4- Mature And Complete – Growing As Disciples

Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. James 1:2-4 (NIV)

Working In You 

I am working in your life. Day by day and moment by moment, I am changing you. I am molding and shaping your life. I am making you into the person I want you to become. How are you working in my life? What are you using to change me moment by moment and day by day? How are you molding and shaping me into the person you want me to become? How can I recognize your activity in my life? Why do you want to know? Why are you asking me these questions? I want to welcome your activity in my life. I don’t want to get in the way of your working in my life. I don’t want to hinder anything that you want to do in me, with me or through me. Those are good thoughts. Those are good desires. With the wrong attitude, you could hinder my working in your life. With the wrong attitude, you could short circuit what I want to do in you, with you and through you. I don’t want that. No, you don’t.

How can I guard against having an attitude that would hinder your working in my life? What must I be on guard against so that I don’t short circuit what you want to do in me, with me or through me? Those are good questions. You may not like my answer. Why is that? I have watched you when trials of various kinds have come upon you. What have you seen? You certainly haven’t welcomed trials into your life as your friends. You have wanted to get over trials as quickly as possible rather than joyfully grow through them. You want me to be joyful as I go through trials? You want me to welcome trials into my life as my friends? Yes, I do. Why is that? How strong would your faith be if you never went through a trial? How often would you have come to rely on me if you never went through a trial? How have trials strengthened your faith in me? How are trails causing you to grow mature and complete as you continue to love, follow and serve me? Haven’t you drawn nearest to me and felt my presence in the midst of every trail you have faced? I see your point. I now see why I should welcome trials into my life as my friends. I now know without a doubt that you have been working in my life in the midst of every trial that I have faced. I will change my attitude. I will stop whining about the trials I am going through. I will joyfully look with great anticipation for how you will be working in me, with me and through as I go through trials in life. That will be very good.

 Lord, I have wanted to quickly get over trials rather than joyfully grow through them. I have not welcomed trials into my life as an opportunity to persevere and grow in my faith. Now, do whatever you need to do to make me fully mature and complete in you. Amen

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Content

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Discipleship Study – Be – Philippians 4:11-12 – Content – Growing As Disciples

I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. Philippians 4:11-12 (NIV)

Learning 

There is something that you need to learn. What’s that? You need to learn to be content. Why do I need to learn to be content? That should be an easy question for you to answer. Why is that? Have you lived a life full of contentment? No, I’m sure that I have not lived a life filled with contentment. Then let’s talk about that. Why have you not been content? That’s a good question. Do you have any good answers? I have answers, I’m sure that they are not good. I’m listening. Well, I have looked around a lot and compared myself with others. I have wanted what I didn’t have. I wanted to be who I was not. So, comparing yourself with others has left you unhappy, unsatisfied and wanting more out of life and more out of yourself. That’s right. That may be true, but it isn’t right. What do you mean by that? Have you ever been satisfied when you have compared yourself with others? No, I have not. Have you ever been satisfied when you have chased after and finally acquired what you wanted to have or to be? Not really. Hasn’t there always been some new thing to want or to be when you have continued to compare yourself with others? That’s true. How much to you need to acquire? How much will you need to accomplish to feel good about who you are and what you have done? What would make you content? What will help get you off this treadmill of always chasing after more. When will you learn to rest and be content with what you have and who you are? I don’t know. I don’t have any answers to your questions. 

I would like to be content. How can I learn to be content? Are you asking me for my help? Yes, I am asking you to teach me how to be content. I want to be able to rest. I want out of the life of always chasing after more. That’s very good. That’s a good starting point. I want you to think about something. What’s that? Imagine that your life on this earth is now over and you and I are looking back over your life. What will you have wanted your life to accomplish? What would you like to tell me about yourself based on how you lived your life? What will you be content with regarding what you did and who you became? Those are good questions. Yes, and now is a good time to answer them. I would be content with knowing you and being known by you. I would be content with telling you that I spent my life knowing and doing your will. I would be content with living the life that you called me to live. I would be content if day by day I allowed you to mold and shape my life. I would be content if I became the person you called me to be. I would be content if I bore fruit for your kingdom and brought glory to your name. Is there anything that compares with these desires? No, I would want or need nothing more if all these things were true of the life I lived with and for you. You would be content with the fulfillment of these desires? Yes, I would be content. Pursue me and the life I have for you. Then you will learn to be content and your desires will be fulfilled.

Lord, I have lived a life filled with discontent. I have had a desire for more that has caused me to chase after things that would not satisfy. Help me to learn to be content with what I have received. Help me to be fully content with knowing and doing your will. Amen

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Quick To Listen

Discipleship Study – Be – James 1:19-20 – Quick To Listen – Growing As Disciples

My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires. James 1:19-20 (NIV)

Take Notes 

Are you ready to take notes? Are you ready and willing to listen carefully to what I want to say to you? You have my full attention. I’m ready to take notes and write down everything you want to say to me. That’s good. Start writing. You have not been a good listener. Have you ever thought of listening without thinking about what you might say next? Not really. You have been far more concerned about what you might say than with what you might hear. I’m sure that’s true. Why is that? I have liked to debate. I have wanted to present my point of view. I have wanted to make my case. I have wanted to win arguments. That’s funny. What’s funny about that? You want to win. You have been so concerned with winning an argument or debate that you haven’t listened well. You have been quick to speak. You have been slow to listen. You have allowed yourself to angrily debate an issue, when the far better course would have been to listen and keep your mouth shut. What’s funny, ironic really, is that the sure way to lose out in life is to not listen well to what others are saying to you. You would be far better off to listen carefully to others rather than to quickly speak what is on your mind. I have a question for you. I’m listening. How many ears have I given to you? You have given me two ears. That’s right. How many mouths have I given to you? You have given me one mouth. That is also right. Your answers should give you a clue about how much I want you to listen and how much I want you to speak. You want me to listen twice as much as I speak? Sometimes, I want you to speak far less than that.

Do you like what has happened to you when you have allowed yourself to get caught up in a heated debate? No, not really. Why is that? I have not enjoyed the experience of rushing into a debate. Then, I know that I have not listened well. I know that I have not taken in what has been said to me. I have not allowed myself to benefit from what others have said to me. The words of others have gone in one ear and out the other, if they have entered my hearing at all. Why is that? I have been filled with pride. I have not valued the thoughts and words of others. I have thought that I knew better. I have thought that I knew it all. Do you know it all? No, I know very little. I need all the help and wise counsel I can receive. That’s very good. Yes, you do need wise counsel from people that I will bring into your life. To receive that counsel, you must be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry. Will you do that? Yes Lord, I will. I will listen more carefully. When you listen more carefully, speak less often and don’t allow yourself to become angry, you will be able to live the righteous life that I am calling you to live. That’s what I want.

Lord, I have been impatient and filled with pride. I have been a poor listener that thought I knew it all. I have been quick to speak to offer my opinion. In the heat of debate, I have allowed anger to grow in me. No more! Help me to live the life you desire for me. Amen 

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