God Sent Me

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Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Mixed Emotions – Genesis 45:4-8 – God Sent Me – Growing As Disciples

Then Joseph said to his brothers, “Come close to me.” When they had done so, he said, “I am your brother Joseph, the one you sold into Egypt! And now, do not be distressed and do not be angry with yourselves for selling me here, because it was to save lives that God sent me ahead of you. For two years now there has been famine in the land, and for the next five years there will not be plowing and reaping. But God sent me ahead of you to preserve for you a remnant on earth and to save your lives by a great deliverance. “So then, it was not you who sent me here, but God. He made me father to Pharaoh, lord of his entire household and ruler of all Egypt. Genesis 45:4-8 (NIV)

Never Alone

My life has been filled with twists and turns and ups and downs. It has felt like I have been on a roller coaster of discouragement, set-backs and disappointment.  I have gone through so many difficult and trying circumstances. I have experienced heartbreak, rejection and loss. I have entered some deep and dark valleys surrounded by trouble of various kinds on every side. I have felt lost and alone. Looking back over my life I have a few things that I would like to say about all this hardship. What’s that?  First, I’m sure that I am being a little melodramatic. How so? I’m not positive that I have suffered any more hardship than the next person. I’m sure that others have lived a much more difficult life than mine. There is no doubt that you experienced far more pain, suffering and rejection in your life than I have or will ever experience. That’s true. There is one thing that I now know without a doubt. What’s that? I have never really been alone. You have been with me. You have carried me through every difficulty in life. You have lifted me up. You have comforted and encouraged me. You have sustained and strengthened me. I have found the promise that you are near to the brokenhearted to be most certainly true. You have been with me in every deep and dark valley. That’s true. I have also learned another very important lesson. What’s that? You have been able to use even the darkest days and most difficult moments of my life. Nothing has gone to waste. Where I have gone, what I have done, and what I have experienced has been redeemed in one way or another for your use. You have taught me. You have trained me. You have prepared me. You have placed and positioned me for your use. Now, you can use me to accomplish your purposes and fulfill your plans. Yes, I have you right where I want you. Now, I will use you to bear fruit for my kingdom and bring glory to my name. Will you keep on loving, following and serving me? Yes Lord, I will. That is very good. 

Lord, I have been frustrated, and angry. I have faced discouragement and doubt. I have felt lost and all alone. I have wondered if I would ever be able to accomplish your purposes. I was wrong. You have had a plan. Thank you, that you are using me after all. Amen

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The Sanctifying Work

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Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Holy Spirit – 2 Thessalonians 2:13 – The Sanctifying Work – Growing As Disciples

But we ought always to thank God for you, brothers loved by the Lord, because from the beginning God chose you to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit and through belief in the truth. 2 Thessalonians 2:13 (NIV)  

Sanctified 

What does that mean? What’s that? What does it mean for me to be sanctified? You do know that I chose you? Yes, I know that you chose me. You chose me long before I chose you. It was your choosing me that made me able to chose you. It was your love that made me able to love you. You pursued me when I was not pursuing you. You drew near to me long before I ever drew near to you. I now love you because you first loved me. You pulled me out of the darkness that was my life. You pulled me off the path that led away from you. You rescued me from a life without you. You caused me to come to you. I confessed my sin to you. You led me to turn my life over to you. You became my Savior and Lord. You adopted me into your family. You made me to be your child. You made me Holy in your sight. You gave me a completely new life to live. You have described one way in which you are sanctified. How so? You have been set apart and made Holy in my sight. That is one way in which you are sanctified.

In what other way I am sanctified? There is another way in which you are being sanctified. Let me ask you a few questions. Go ahead, I’m listening. Since you started following and serving me as your Savior and Lord have there been any changes in your life? Are you exactly the same person you once were? Well, when I first turned my life over to you and began to follow you as my Savior and Lord there were many immediate changes. Like what? Your Holy Spirit came to live and dwell inside me. I left my old life behind to live my new life with you. Many of my old patterns and practices were gone almost immediately, if not immediately. I noticed you used the word, “many”. Yes, I did not say, “all’, did I? No, you did not. Every day, since that very first day, you have continued to mold and shape my life. You have been using your word to change my heart and transform my mind. You have been giving me new thoughts to think, words to speak and deeds to do that are all a part of the new life I have in you. You have been helping me to put on the completely new life I have in you. The day by day work that I have been and will continue to do in you is how you are being sanctified. This work will continue right up until I come to live forever in heaven with you. Yes, it will. I welcome your ongoing work of sanctification in my life. That is very good.

Lord, I know I can’t change myself. Thank you that you have and are continuing to change me. On the cross you paid for my sin and made me holy in God’s sight. Holy Spirit, change my heart and transform my mind, so that I become more like Christ every day. Amen

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What The Spirit Desires

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Those who live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what that nature desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. Romans 8:5 (NIV)

Mindset

What are you allowing your mind to think? What thoughts are you entertaining? I’m not sure what you mean. My mind thinks thousands upon thousands of thoughts. What do you mean by asking me what thoughts am I entertaining? You seem to be expressing the idea that I can control what I allow myself to think. You seem to be suggesting that I can entertain some thoughts and reject others. That is exactly the idea I am expressing and suggesting to you. I will take the thought and idea I want you to consider on step further. How so? Your thoughts can be categorized in one of two categories. You have my complete attention. You have my full curiosity. Your thoughts will either be set on what the sinful nature desires or on what the spiritual nature desires. I need to hear more of what you want to say to me.

The thoughts of your mind, words of your mouth, and the entire course of your life will be guided by what you set your mind on. If you set your mind on what the sinful nature desires you will think thoughts, speak words, and take actions that are earthly, fleshly and unspiritual. You will think and speak and act like everyone else in the world. You will have nothing but a worldly perspective. You want what the world wants. You will do what the world does. This kind of life is temporary and will pass way. This type of life will amount to nothing of eternal value. This life is filled with sin and darkness. This life is evil and will end in death. These are opposite of the thoughts I want you to think and the life I have called you to live.

What kind of life have you called me to live? I want you to think thoughts of what the spiritual nature desires. I want you to think my thoughts. I want you to know me. I want you to become like me. I want you to think thoughts, speak words and take action that are filled with life. I want your whole perspective to be spiritual. I want you to keep your heart and mind and life focused on me. This sound like I will be in for quite a battle. Say more. I do live in a dark and sinful and broken world. My heart and mind and life are continually under bombardment from the world. That’s true. How can I think your thoughts, speak your words and live the life you are calling me to live? Draw near to me. Meet with me in my word. Allow me to use my word to change your heart, transform your mind and guide your life. I will give you thoughts to think, words to speak and a life to live as you live in an intimate relationship with me. Will you allow me to change your heart and transform your mind? Will you continually draw near to me? Will you walk with me through life? Yes, I will. Then your mind will be set on what I desire. Then you will live the life you have been called to live. That is my desire. That is what I will do. That is very good. 

Holy Spirit, at one time I thought about whatever came into my mind. I fed my mind on garbage from the world. I lived a life that was not pleasing to you. Use God’s word to transform my mind so I can think your thoughts and fully live the life you desire for me. Amen

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How We Recognize The Spirit Of Truth

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Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – The Holy Spirit – 1 John 4:4-6 – How We Recognize The Spirit Of Truth – Growing As Disciples

You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. They are from the world and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, and the world listens to them. We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. This is how we recognize the Spirit of truth and the spirit of falsehood. 1 John 4:4-6 (NIV) 

Overcoming The World

How is that I will come to know you? How is it that I will come to live in an intimate relationship with you? How will I know your voice? How will I be guarded and guided by you? How will I be able to distinguish between what is true and false in the world? I know that the world and all that is in it is waging war against my soul. Day by day, my life is being bombarded by the thoughts and opinions and values of the world. My life is under the constant assault of passions and evil desires that come from the world. How will I be able to stand against them and even overcome them? You say that I will know the truth. You say that I will be able to identify and distinguish between what is true and what is false. You say that I will be able to overcome the world. How will all these things be possible? You have asked many good questions. Let’s talk about them. I’d like that.

You have repented and turned away from your sin. You have given your life to me. You have said that you will follow me as your Savior and Lord. Yes, all of this is true. I have forgiven all your sins. I have cleansed all of your unrighteousness. My Holy Spirit now lives and dwells inside of you. I have given you a completely new life to live. Do you believe all of this to be true? Yes, without a doubt. That’s good, because it is true. You are continually putting off your old life. You have left your old patterns and practices. You are allowing my word to dwell in you richly. My word is changing your heart. My word is transforming your mind. My word is guarding and guiding your life. My Spirit that is in you is taking my Word and using it to fight in you, with you, for you and through you. The power of my Spirit and my word is helping you to continually put on the new life that I have given you to live. You are thinking my thoughts. You are speaking my words. You are doing my deeds. Is all of this true? Yes, it is. Am I doing all of these things perfectly? No, I am not. But, I love you with all my heart and mind and soul and strength. Yes, you do. I am seeking you with all that is within me. Yes, you are. When you do make mistakes, take missteps and sin against me, you are confessing and receiving forgiveness and cleansing of all your sins. Every day, you are coming to know me better and follow me more closely. Yes, I am. Every day, I am making you able to overcome the evil in the world. Every day, I am helping you to see what is true and false in the world. Yes, you are. Do you have any remaining questions? No, I do not. I am so very thankful that you are working in me, for me, with me and through me. You are making me able to overcome the world. I will live my new life with and for you That is very good.  

Holy Spirit, use your word to guide me in the truth. Help me to distinguish between what is true and false. Thank you that you live inside of me. You make me able to overcome all the evil in this world. I will listen carefully to you as guard and guide me in life. Amen

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After They Prayed

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Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Holy Spirit – Acts 4:31 – After They Prayed – Growing As Disciples

After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly. Acts 4:31 (NIV)

Boldly Speak 

That Is what I want. What’s that? I want to be able to boldly speak your word. That is a very good desire. Is that it? Is there anything else or more that you want? I want much more. Not only that, I want to be able to boldly and powerfully serve you whenever you call me, wherever you send me and however you want to use me. What end goal do you have on your heart and in your mind? I want to be able to know and do your will. I want to do what is pleasing in your sight. I want to be able to bear fruit for your kingdom and bring glory to your name. I want to be well used by you. Those are all very good desires as well.

Its sounds to me like you have learned some very important lessons. Tell me what lessons you have learned. I have learned that apart from you I can do nothing. With my own efforts and in my own strength I can do nothing. Without your power I am powerless. With your help my efforts will be fruitless. Only you can make me able to know and do your will. So, what will you continue to do? I will come to you to ask you for your help. Will your asking me for my help be a onetime effort or an infrequent request? No, not at all. I will live my life in moment by moment dependence on you. I will continue to ask you for all that I need. I will live my life in a constant dialogue with you. That will be very good. Why do you suppose it is so good that you will keep on praying to me? You want me to live in an intimate relationship with you. Yes, I do. What will happen to you, as you keep on living in an intimate relationship with me? I will be changed. My heart will be changed. My mind will be transformed. I will begin to think your thoughts. I will learn to speak your words. I will take action by doing your deeds. You will guide my life as I keep on following you. Yes, I will do all these things for you.

I will tell you a secret. What’s that? You want what I want. Your prayers are in alignment with my will. I will make you able to boldly speak my word and powerfully serve me, whenever I call you, wherever I send you and however I want to use you. For that, I am so very thankful. That is very good. 

Holy Spirt, in my own efforts and with my own strength I am quite timid. I am weak. I am powerless. Without your power and I can do nothing. Fill, empower and use me. Give me the freedom to speak boldly so I can bear abundant fruit for the kingdom of God. Amen

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Bread Of Life

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Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Life In Christ – John 6:35 – Bread Of Life – Growing As Disciples

Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty. John 6:35 (NIV)

Satisfy

I had no idea. You had no idea about what? I had no idea what would satisfy me. I had this hunger and thirst for something more. I felt this void of emptiness within me. My life had no meaning and purpose. I was without hope or joy. Life was colorless and drab. So, I launched out in a search for something more. I wanted something else, even though I had no idea what that something else or more might look like. All I knew was that I could not live with a void of emptiness inside of me. I could not go forward with no hope or joy or meaning or purpose. I thought my journey might help me to find myself, whatever that meant, I’m not sure.

What happened to you? I’m sure you know what happened to me. Yes, I do. I’d like to hear you tell me what happened to you. I set off to find myself, instead I found you. Maybe that is not quite the right way to explain what happened. Why is that? You were pursuing me. You wanted me to come to know you. You wanted me to come to believe in you. You wanted me to love you with all my heart and mind and soul and strength. You wanted to fill the void of emptiness that was in me. You wanted to feed my hunger and satisfy my thirst. You wanted to fill my life with hope and joy and meaning and purpose. You wanted all the dreams and desires that you placed in my heart. You wanted to give me everything that you had prepared for me. So now, it sounds silly to say that I found you. You rescued me from a life without you. Yes, I did.

What will you do now that you are living in a relationship with me? How will you allow me to continue to feed your hunger and satisfy your thirst? I will keep on believing in you. I will keep on coming to you. I will keep on drawing near to you. I will keep on listening to you. I will keep on tasting of your kindness, mercy and love. I will live and walk in your presence. I will follow you to where you lead me. I will do whatever you ask of me. Then I will keep on feeding your hunger and satisfying your thirst. Yes, I know. That is very good.

Lord, I have been hungry and thirsty. I have had a void of emptiness in my life. In the past, I have tried to feed my own hunger and satisfy my own thirst. Now, I know that only you can truly feed my hunger and satisfy my thirst, as I keep on coming to you. Amen

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The Things Of God

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Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – The Mind – Matthew 16:21-23 – The Things Of God – Growing As Disciples

From that time on Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, chief priests and teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life. Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. “Never, Lord!” he said. “This shall never happen to you!” Jesus turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men.” Matthew 16:21-23 (NIV)

Never

Well, I have said that word plenty of times. What word? I have said “never” more times than I can even begin to count. How often have you been correct when you said that you would never do something? I can’t recall being right one time when I have said that I would never do something. Even if I were to identify one time that I haven’t done something that I said I would never do, there is still plenty of time to be incorrect again. That’s true. 

How often have you said that you would never do something that I asked of you? How often have you thought that what I was trying to tell you could never be true? When were you so sure that what was being said to you could never be coming from me? You know the answers to those questions. Yes, I do. Do you? Yes, I do. I have frequently said never to you. I have often thought something you were trying to tell me couldn’t be true. I have been so sure. I have been so stubborn. I have been so determined. I have been so wrong. Well, you are learning. I guess I am. No, you are definitely learning. That is a very good thing. If you say so. That is kind of the point isn’t it? I do, say so. You are thinking and saying to yourself that you will never learn. I am telling you that you are learning. Will you believe me? Will you accept what I am saying to you? Or will you hold on to your own thoughts and ideas and beliefs. Let me put it this way to you. Do you want to know my thoughts? Do you want to know my will? Do you want to walk in my ways? Yes Lord, I want to know thoughts. Yes Lord, I want to know your will and walk in your ways. Then put aside your thoughts and your ways and listen to me. Think about my thoughts rather than those of this world. Yes Lord, I will. That will be very good. 

Lord, often I have thought I knew your purposes and plans, but I was wrong. I had in mind the things of the world and of men. Rebuke and correct me so I will be able to know and understand the things of God. I want to know your will and walk in your ways. Amen

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Shared Everything They Had

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Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – The Mind – Acts 4:32 – Shared Everything They Had – Growing As Disciples

All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they shared everything they had. Acts 4:32 (NIV)

Share

What do you have that you have not received from me? I don’t own anything that I haven’t received from you. Every good gift that I have has come from you. You have given me so much. You have richly blessed my life. I am thankful and grateful for all that you have given to me. That’s good.

What will you take with you from this life into your eternal life with me? There is not one worldly possession that I will take with me from this life. Would you then agree that you are not the real and true owner of what you currently possess?  That’s for certain. I am just a steward of everything you have given me in this life. So, there is no worldly possession from this life that is worth all your time and effort to seek to possess? There is no good reason for you to be on a mission to store up treasures for yourself in this life? No, there is not. I am like a visitor to this life. I am quickly passing through this life. I must not try to hang on to the worldly possessions of this life. No, you must not. If I let myself be on a mission to acquire the things of this world, I will surely not live the life that you are calling me to live. No, you would not. Such a life would entangle me in a constant and ongoing struggle and striving for more. I would not hear your voice over my own worldly efforts. I would not go where you wanted to guide me. I would not do what you asked of me. I would not accomplish your purposes. I would not fulfill your plans. No, you would not.

What do you think I want you to do with all I have given to you? I think you want me to share with others all the time and talent and resources, you have given to me. You want me to share all I have been given with others in need. You have richly blessed my life. You have richly blessed me so I can be a blessing to others. You want me to use what I have been given to bear fruit for your kingdom and bring glory to your name. Will you share your time and talent and resources with others who are in need? Will you generously give to others just as I have generously given to you? Yes Lord, I will. That will be very good.

Lord, once I thought that all I owned was mine to possess. I now see that all I thought I owned is really yours. I now know that it is your intent for me to love others by giving away my time, talent and resources to those in need. I will welcomely do that. Amen

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If Anyone Is Thirsty

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Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Holy Spirit – John 7:37-39 – If Anyone Is Thirsty? – Growing As Disciples

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

Thirsty 

I did not make myself this way. Or maybe, I should say, I did not do this to myself. You did not make yourself what way? You did not do what to yourself? You know, I did not make myself thirsty for you. Why do you say that? I want to note that it is you who has made me thirsty for you. And before I say more, I will note that I am not just a little bit thirsty for you. I am passionately thirsty for you. Why is it important for you to note that I made you thirsty for me? Well, let me also say that I am so very thankful that you made me thirsty for you. I am filled with hope and peace and joy because I am thirsty for you. I have come to know and love and follow and serve you because I have been thirsty for you. But, in answer to your question, the thirst I have within me tells me that you love and care for me. You wanted me to live in an intimate relationship with you. You were unwilling to let me go. You pursued me. You sought me out. You got my attention. You turned my heart and mind and life toward you. You called to me so that I could hear your voice. Yes, I did. There is one final point that I want to make. What’s that? The fact that I am thirsty for you strengthens my belief in you. How so? Well, I have thirst in me that I couldn’t have originated. I have this thirst in me that I initially did think I wanted or needed. Both the origination and the satisfaction of my thirst comes from you. Yes, it does.

What will you do with your thirst for me? I will seek you with all my heart and mind and soul and strength. I will look for ways to please you. I will take steps to live in a more intimate relationship with you. I will go where you guide me. I will do what you ask of me. I will make it my priority to meet with you. I will listen to your voice. I will follow your instructions. I will do these things not because I should or most. I will do these things because I love you with all my heart and mind and strength. There is also one thing I know for certain. What’s that? You will continue to satisfy my thirst for you as I live my life with and for you. Yes, I will.  

Lord, I am thirsty. I do hear your call. I do believe in you. I will follow you. You are my Savior and Lord. I will seek you with all my heart, mind, soul and strength. I will come and drink your living water. I will allow the Holy Spirit to satisfy all my thirst for you. Amen

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The Gate

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Life In Christ - John 10:9 - The Gate - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Life In Christ – John 10:9 – The Gate – Growing As Disciples

I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. He will come in and go out, and find pasture.  John 10:9 NIV)

The Door

I know who you are. That is a bold statement. I didn’t intend to make a bold statement. There is nothing wrong with making a bold statement. Let me hear what you have in mind. You are my door of my protection. Yes, I am. You are watching over my life. You are taking care of me. You are guarding and guiding my life as I love, follow and serve you. You are steering me away from darkness. You are leading me in the light. You are interceding for me as I walk through life with you. You are guiding me to where you want me to go. You are giving me what you want me to do. Yes, I am. I am entering into the life that you always intended for me to live. Since I confessed my sins to you and turned my life over to you, everything has become new and different. How so? You have healed my bruised and battered and broken life. You have led me into places of quiet peace and rest with you. You have restored my soul. You have filled me with the desire to fully live my life with and for you both for now and forever. Isn’t that good? It is way beyond good. Words cannot express the thankfulness I have in my heart for the completely new life I have in you. That is very good.

But, there is much, much more. Tell me about it. You are not only the door of my protection. You are the door of my entrance into heaven with you. This life is not all that there is. This life is like the snap of the fingers or a blink of an eye. Yes, it is. You made it so I could enter into eternal life with you forever. Yes, I did. You paid for all my sins. You cleansed all my unrighteousness. In you, I have been forgiven. In you, I have an inheritance in heaven that is being kept and guarded for me. You are my Savior and Lord. Yes, I am. One day, I will come to live forever in heaven with you. Yes, You will. I am looking forward to that day. Thinking of that day fills me with peace and hope and joy. That is very good. Yes, it is. 

Lord, thank you for being my Good Shepherd. You watch over me. You take care of me. You are my door of protection in this life. Thank you for also being my door to eternal life forever in heaven with you. It is now my joy to love and follow and serve you. Amen

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