Our Citizenship

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Becoming Like Christ - Day 53 - Philippians 3:20-21 - Our Citizenship - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ – Day 53 – Philippians 3:20-21 – Our Citizenship – Growing As Disciples

But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body. Philippians 3:20-21 (NIV)

Eagerly Await

That is what is on my heart and mind. What is on your heart and mind? Eagerly awaiting you, as my Savior from heaven, is on my heart and mind. Tell me more about that. Everything has changed about me since I have come to more fully realize that my true home is in heaven with you. I am just passing through this life. This life is not all that there is. This life is like a mirage. This life will quickly pass away. It is foolish to live for the things of this life. It is a tragic mistake to allow my heart and mind and life to be focused on this earth. You have given me an eternal focus. You are helping me to keep my heart and mind and life focused on you. You are giving me new thoughts to think, words to speak and actions to take. How so? I no longer am working for what will quickly pass away. That is not my chief endeavor. That is not my primary job. I will no longer be trying to store up treasure in heaven. What will you do instead? I will store up treasure in heaven with you. How will you store up treasure in heaven with me? I will listen to your instructions. I will follow your guidance. I will go and do whatever you ask of me. I will be storing up treasure in heaven as I keep on going and doing your will. That is true.

How are you comforted and encouraged and inspired as you keep your heart and mind and life focused on me and your life forever in heaven? As I focus my heart and mind and life on you, I know that I am being changed. Day by day, moment by moment you are changing me. You are helping me to live the life you have called me to live. You are making me able to be the person you have planned me to be. You are helping me to bear fruit for your kingdom and bring glory to your name. Yes, I am. However, what is also really exciting is that all the changes you are doing in me now will not compare with how I will be changed when I come to live forever in heaven with you. You will transform my lowly body into a glorious body, just like yours. That is comforting. That is encouraging. That is inspiring. Yes, it is. I will keep on passionately loving and following and serving you with all that is within me. That will be very good.

Lord, thank you that my true home is in heaven with you. I am just passing through this life. I eagerly await the day when I will come to live forever in heaven with you. In the meantime, help me to passionately live my life as a bold witness for you in this world. Amen

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The Lord’s Will

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Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ – Day 52 – James 4:13-17 – The Lord’s Will – Growing As Disciples

Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.” As it is, you boast and brag. All such boasting is evil. Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it, sins. James 4:13-17 (NIV)  

If

That is a critical word. What is a critical word? “If”, is a critical word. How is, “if”, a critical word? You know the answer to that question. You have no need for me to explain anything to you. Yes, that is true. Nevertheless, I would like you to tell me how the word, “if”, is critically important to you. I want to do your will. I have no desire to do something that is not your will. I have plenty of experience going and doing what has not been your will. I don’t like to sit around. I don’t want to waste time. I have this desire to keep busy. It is hard for me to sit still. All of these factors have combined in a way that has not been helpful to me. How so? Far too often I have hastefully launched off on a misguided course of action. I have not stopped to ask “if” something was your will. I have not said to myself that I will do this only “if” it is your will. Instead, I have gone and done what seemed right to me. Sometimes, I have gone and done something simply because I would be able to earn money and acquire materials possessions. I have not taken the time necessary to receive your instruction or follow your guidance. That is not good. Yes, I know.

What would you like to do differently? I would like to come and sit still before you. I would like to live in an intimate relationship with you. I would like to live a life that is pleasing to you. I want to come to know you. I want to be able to know and do your will. I want to be able to bear fruit for your kingdom and bring glory to your name. I want you to be able to accomplish your purposes and fulfill your plans for my life. Those are all very good desires. Do you believe that I will show you what is my will? Do you believe that I will guard and guide your life? Do you believe that I will work in and through you? Yes, I do, without a doubt. Then come and sit still before me. Listen carefully to me. Yes, I will. Then I will only do something “if” it is your will. That will be very good. 

Lord, I can’t tell you how many times I have foolishly followed my own guidance. I have pursued money and material possessions. I have wasted time and energy and resources. No more of that for me. Daily, I will seek your guidance. I will go and do your will. Amen

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Faithfulness Of The Lord

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Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ – Day 51 – Psalm 117:1-2 – Faithfulness Of The Lord – Growing As Disciples

Praise the LORD, all you nations; extol him, all you peoples. For great is his love toward us, and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever. Praise the LORD. Psalm 117:1-2 (NIV)

Thanks And Praise

That is on my heart, in my mind and on my lips. What’s on your heart, in your mind and on your lips?  With all that is in me, I want to give you thanks and praise for all your faithfulness to me. I am so filled with thankfulness that I cannot contain myself. You have showered me with your love. You have allowed me to taste your goodness. You have shown me your kindness and mercy. You have allowed me to come to know you. You have guarded, guided and blessed my life with your promises. You have held on to me as I have held on to you. You have drawn near to me as I have drawn near to you. You are my Heavenly Father. I am your child. I can and will rely on you for all that I need. You hear and answer my prayers. You sustain and strengthen me. You revive and refresh me. You are my fortress and strength. You are my shelter in every storm. For all these things and many more, I give you all my thanks and praise. That is very good.

Is there something you want? Do you have a request that is on your heart and in your mind? What do you want to make known to me? You know me. You know my words before they come out of my mouth. Yes, I do. That is why I know that you want something from me. Make your request. Say it out loud. I want to know you more intimately. I want to love you more passionately. I want to walk with you more closely. I want to be used by you more powerfully. I want to serve you more boldly. I want to hold on to your promises more tightly. I want to live the life you have called me to live more fully. I want to bear more fruit for your kingdom. I want to bring more glory to your name. I want to shine more brightly as your witness in the world.  You want what I want? Yes, I want what you want. Do you have any doubts about my hearing and answering these requests of yours? None, at all. That is very good. I will use you according to my purposes. I will fulfill my plans in and through you. You will live the life I have called you to live. Thank you, Lord. You have all my thanks and praise. That is very good. 

Lord, I give you all my thanks and praise for your truthfulness and faithfulness. Your word is true. Your word is everlasting. Your word is reliable. I know that I can count on to you and your word. I will hold on to you and your word as I walk through life with you. Amen

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Set You An Example

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Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ – Day 50 – John 13:12-17 – Set You An Example – Growing As Disciples

When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. “Do you understand what I have done for you?” he asked them. “You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. I tell you the truth, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them. John 13:12-17 (NIV)

Do For Others 

I will do that. You will do what? I will do for others what you have done for me. What have I done for you? What haven’t you done for me? I could start listing what you have done, are doing and will do for me; that list would never end. I will say that everything you have done for me can be categorized as being sacrificial. You gave your all for me. You poured yourself out for me. You gave your life completely for me. You humbled yourself and came into this world to die for me. You paid for my sins by your death on a cross. You made it so I could be cleansed of my unrighteousness. You filled me with your spirit. You have lavished me with your love. You have shown me your kindness and mercy. You have allowed me to taste of your goodness. You made it so I could live in an intimate relationship with you. You are now leading and guiding me through life. You are molding and shaping me. You are making me into your masterpiece. I now love you because you first loved me. You are now using me to bear fruit for your kingdom and bring glory to your name. One day, I will come to live in the place you have prepared for me in heaven. Yes, I have done all of these things for you.

What do you want to do for me? What don’t I want to do for you? Your love for me and my love for you has made following and serving you not burdensome to me. I want to go and do what you ask of me. I am looking for ways to do what is pleasing in your sight. I want to serve others just as you have served me. I want to follow your example. I want to give myself fully to you in service to others. I want to pour myself out in ministry to others. I will go where you send me to do what you ask of me. Will you ask me to do what is uncomfortable and unpleasant? Will you ask me to do what is taxing and difficult? Yes, you will, I have no doubt about that. But, it is the desire of my heart to be used by you. I want your kindness and mercy and love to flow through me so that others will be drawn to you. These are the things that I want to do for you and for others. That is very good. I will use you as my servant and witness in the world. Thank you, Lord.  

Lord, you have given me an example to follow. You gave yourself completely in serving others. You went and did what your Heavenly Father asked of you. That is exactly what I will do; I will go and do all that you ask of me, so I can be your witness in the world. Amen

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Delight Yourself In The Lord

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Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ – Day 49 – Psalm 37:4 – Delight Yourself In The Lord – Growing As Disciples

Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4 (NIV)

Desires

My desires have changed dramatically since I started loving, following and serving you. How so? At one time, all my desires were focused on worldly things. Like what? I lived solely to earn money and acquire possessions. I wanted all that money could buy. I sought comfort and pleasure. My heart and mind and life were focused on the things of this life. I foolishly lived as if this life was my final destination. I did not see the folly of trying to store up treasures on earth. That’s not good. I know it’s not.

What about now? You have completely changed the desires of my heart. How so? Now, I know that I do not desire to store up treasures on earth. Now, nothing is more desirable to me than to live a life that is good and right and true and pleasing in your sight. Now, I want to know you. Now, I want to live in an intimate relationship with you. I want to draw near to you. I want to receive your instruction. I want to follow your guidance. Now, I want to go and do your will. Now, I want to bear fruit for your kingdom and bring glory to your name. That is very good. Yes, I know it is.

What do you know about me? I know that you are both the giver and granter of desires. What do you mean by that? You give or place desires in my heart. How do you know that? I now have desires in my heart that certainly could not have come from me. I now have desires in my heart that can only have come from you. That is true. How do you know that I am the granter of desires? You have been granting my desires. How so? I have wanted to come to know you. You are helping me to come to know you. I have wanted to serve you. You are helping me to serve you. I have wanted to love you with all my heart and mind and soul and strength. You are helping me to love you with all that is within me. I have wanted to bear fruit for your kingdom and bring glory to your name. You are helping me to be a faithful and fruitful witness for you in the world. Yes, I have and will continue to do all these things for you. There is no doubt in my mind that you will continue to give and grant me the desires of my heart. Yes, I will. You can count on that. That is what I will do, I will keep counting on you.  That is very good.  

Lord, it is my joy to take delight in you. There is no place I would rather be than in your presence. There is nothing I want more than to hear from you. I want to live my life with and for you. Thank you for both giving and granting me the desires of my heart. Amen

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Led By The Spirit

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Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ – Day 46 – Romans 8:12-14 – Led By The Spirit – Growing As Disciples

Therefore, brothers, we have an obligation–but it is not to the sinful nature, to live according to it. For if you live according to the sinful nature, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live, because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. Romans 8:12-14 (NIV)

Led

That is what I want above all else. What do you want above all else? I want to be led by your Spirit. I want to live the new life you have given me to live. I want to leave my old sinful and worldly life behind me. I want to put to death the misdeeds of my body and old sinful nature. That is very good.

How will you be able to live the new life you have in me? That is a very good question. I know that you have broken the power of sin over my life. That’s true. I am no longer controlled by my old sinful and worldly nature. I am under no obligation to live as I once did. That’s right. I have and will continue to leave that old sin filled and worldly life behind me. I will allow you to lead into the completely new life you have given me to live. I will welcome you to make all things new for me. How so? I will allow you to give me new thoughts to think. I will allow you to give me new words to speak. I will allow you to give me new actions to take. I know that you will change everything about me. I know that you will help me to put on the completely new life to live that I have in you. Yes, I will.

What will I use to mold and shape your life? How will I change your heart and transform your mind? How will I guide and guard your life? What will I use to help you to live the new life you have in me? You will use your word to change everything about me. You will use your word to change my heart, transform my mind and guard and guide my life. Your Holy Spirit will take your word and use it, like a sword, to fight in me, with me, for me, and through me. You will use your word to speak into my life. You will use your word to help me to know and do your will. You will use your word to help me to live and walk in ways that are good and right and pleasing to you. Yes, I will. Then I will be able to live as your child. Yes, you will. That will be very good. 

Lord, I will live my new life in you. I will put to death my old life along with its sinful practices. I will allow your Spirit, living in me, to change everything about me. I will think thoughts, speak words and take actions guided by your Spirit. I will live as your child. Amen

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Came To His Senses

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Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ – Day 45 – Luke 15:17-20 – Came To His Senses – Growing As Disciples

When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired men have food to spare, and here I am starving to death! I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired men.’ So he got up and went to his father. “But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him. Luke 15:17-20 (NIV)

My Senses

I’ve done that. You’ve done what? I have come to my senses. How have you come to your senses? I have seen what living a life without you looks and feels like. I have wandered away on a path that led away from you. I have lived according the values, principles and practices of the world. I have been bruised and battered and broken by living a worldly life. I have felt the weariness of living outside of an intimate relationship with you. It is probably a mistake to say that I came to my senses. That gives me too much credit. It would be far more accurate to say that you brought me to my senses. That’s true. You turned my life around. You showed me the error of my ways. You rescued me from a life without you. Yes, I did.

What have you learned about me? I have learned that you are good and kind and loving. I have learned that you are gracious and forgiving. I have learned that you are merciful. I have learned that you are patient. How have you learned all of these things about me? You have showed all of these things about you to me. I have deserved none of these things from you. You drew me back to yourself. You ran to accept me into your fellowship. You threw your loving arms around me. You welcomed me back into an intimate relationship with you. Yes, I did. You have not stopped loving me. You have not stopped caring for me. I am your child. You are my Heavenly Father. Yes, I am. You will continue to lead my life. You will guard and guide me as I love, follow and serve you. You will continue to mold and shape me into the person you want me to become. You will help me to live the life you have called me to live. Yes, I will. It will be my joy to live in an intimate relationship with you. That is very good. 

Holy Spirit, in the past I have not guarded what I allowed my mind to think. I have not set my mind on what you desire. I have not welcomed you to change my heart and transform my mind with God’s word. Well, I am now. Amen

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Boast In The Lord

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Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ – Day 46 – 1 Corinthians 1:26-31 – Boast In The Lord – Growing As Disciples

Brothers, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things–and the things that are not–to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him. It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God–that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. Therefore, as it is written: “Let him who boasts boast in the Lord.” 1 Corinthians 1:26-31 (NIV)

Nothing To Boast About

That is obvious to me. What is obvious to you? I have nothing to boast about. Why is that so obvious to you? Before I came to know you, I was nothing special. I did not stand out from the crowd. Far from it, before I came to receive you as my Savior and Lord, my life was bruised and battered and broken. Anyone taking a close look would have said that my life was a mess. In fact, some did say exactly that. So, I know that everything I have, everything I am, and everything I hope to be has and will come from you. You have showered me with your goodness, kindness, mercy and love. You have withheld no good thing from me. Have I always gotten what I wanted? No, but, I haven’t always wanted what was good for me. You have given me gifts of value that are beyond compare. Like what? You have given me your salvation. You have given me your forgiveness and cleansing. You have become my righteousness, holiness and redemption. You have adopted me into your family. You have made me to be your child. You have made it so I can come to know and love you. You are helping me to live in an intimate relationship with you. You are helping me to follow and serve you. None of things have come from myself. None of these things have been earned or merited by my efforts. You have given all of these things to me as a gift. That’s true. But you have given me even more. What else? You have given me your Spirit. You have made me alive in you. You have given me an inheritance in heaven. You have a place in heaven prepared for me. Yes, I do. For all of these things I am thankful beyond words that I can adequately express. That is very good.

What would you like to do now? I would like to brag about you. What? How can I contain myself? How can I remain silent? How can I not go and tell others about your goodness, kindness, mercy and love? I cannot remain silent. I must speak up. I want to be your witness in the world. I would like others to receive all that you have given to me. I want others to be able to come to know and love and follow and serve you. I want you to be able to do for others all that you have done for me. That is very good.

Lord, I was not wise, special or outstanding when you drew me to yourself. You took me off my dark path. You became my Savior and Lord. I give you thanks and praise for rescuing me from a life without you. I will testify to your goodness, kindness and mercy. Amen

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Where I Am

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Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ – Day 45 – John 12:23-26 – Where Am I – Growing As Disciples

Jesus replied, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. The man who loves his life will lose it, while the man who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me. John 12:23-26 (NIV)

Where Am I

That is my question. What is your question? Where am I? That is an odd question. What do you mean by asking me that question? Well, I want to serve you. I want to go and do what you ask of me. I don’t want to wander off to do my own thing. I don’t want to misspend my life by doing what will amount to nothing. I want to faithfully and fruitfully serve you. Your word says that if I am going to serve you then I will need to be where you are. So, that is why I am asking, “Where am I?” Am I in the right place? If I am not in the right place, how can I be where you are. So, you’re not really asking me about your geographic location? No, I am not. I knew that. I do however enjoy hearing you explain yourself to me. That is why you ask me so many questions, isn’t it? Yes, that is why I ask you questions. I also know that you think more clearly when you explain your answers to me in some detail.

So, your real question is how can you be where I am? That is where I need to be if I want to faithfully and fruitfully serve you. Yes, that’s right. What do you think is the answer to your question? I knew you were going to ask me that. That’s good. Do you have an answer? Yes, I do. If I want to be where you are then I will need to set aside all my so-called bright ideas and brilliant plans. Why is that? I have learned that you might not be in my bright ideas and brilliant plans. You might, and quite frequently do, have something entirely different in mind for me. You’ve noticed? Yes, I have noticed. Sometimes, I have had to labor fruitlessly to discover you weren’t in my bright ideas and brilliant plans. Those have been painful and frustrating discoveries for you. Well, at least I have learned to seek to know and do your will. That’s good. How will you seek to know and do my will? I will draw near to you. I will listen carefully to you. I will receive your instruction and follow your guidance. I will follow you to where you lead me to do what you ask of me. You will have set aside your plan and take up my plan? Yes, I will. Then you will be able to faithfully and fruitfully serve me. I will be working right where you have placed me. That will be very good.

Lord, I will set aside my so-called bright ideas and brilliant plans. I want to know and do your will. I don’t want to wander off to do my own thing. I will follow you to where you lead me, so I can do what you ask of me. Help me to faithfully and fruitfully serve you. Amen

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Not His Own

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Becoming Like Christ - Day 44 - Jeremiah 10:23 - Not His Own - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ – Day 44 – Jeremiah 10:23 – Not His Own – Growing As Disciples

I know, O LORD, that a man’s life is not his own; it is not for man to direct his steps. Jeremiah 10:23 (NIV)

Director

I know that you are the director of my life. I know that everything good that I am, have or hope to be has or will come from you. You have given me many good gifts. You have drawn me to yourself. You have given me grace. You have forgiven my sins. You have cleansed my unrighteousness. You have adopted me into your family and made me to be your child. You have allowed me to taste of your kindness, mercy and love. You have made it so I can love in an intimate relationship with you. You have withheld no good thing from me. I am most happy that you have set me on fire to want to love, follow and serve you. You have given me gifts and talents and abilities with which I can bear fruit for your kingdom and bring glory to your name. Yes, I have done all of these things for you. For that. I am thankful beyond measure. That is very good.

What else do you want? I want everything. What do you mean by that? I want to receive everything that you want to give me. I want to know you. I want to walk in your ways. I want to fully live the life you have called me to live. I want to do what is good and right and pleasing to you. I want to discover and use all the gift and talents and abilities you have given to me. I want to bear an abundance of fruit for your kingdom. I want you to do in and through me what I could not even think or imagine so I can shine brightly as your witness in the world. All these are very good desires. I know. How so? They come from you. Yes, they do.

Is there one very specific thing that you would like to receive from me? Yes, there is one specific thing I want you to do with me. What’s that? I want you to make me to be a man of prayer. I want to live my life in a constant dialogue with you. I want to hear your voice. I want to receive your instruction. I want to follow your guidance. I want you to teach me how to pray. How is that for being specific? That is very specific. You have asked for something that it will be my delight to hear and answer. Keep on drawing near to me and I will teach you how to pray. I will speak to you. I will guard and guide your life. I will lead you to where I want you to go. I will give you what I want you to do. You will live your life in a constant dialogue of prayer with me. How is that? That is beyond what I could ask for or imagine. Yes, it is. Thank you, Lord. 

Lord, I have taken missteps in life. Frequently, I have followed my own instruction and relied on my own guidance. What a mistake that has been. You are the leader of my life. I will follow you to where you lead me so I will be able to do what you ask of me. Amen

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