And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God. Philippians 1:9-11 (ESV)
Do you want to be able to know and do my will? Do you want to live the life that I have called you to live? Do you want to bear fruit for my kingdom and bring glory to my name? Do you want to be prepared to meet me face to face? Do you want to go and do what is pleasing to me? Yes, of course I want all these things. It my earnest prayer that I will one day hear you say, “Well done, good and faithful servant” to me. I don’t want to miss the mark. I don’t want to wander around in the dark. I don’t want to stumble through life. I don’t want to come up short. I want to accomplish your purposes and fulfill your plans. I want to bear an abundance of fruit for your kingdom. I want to bring glory to your name. Nothing would please me more that to know that I am living a life that is pleasing to you. Yes, I want to be eager and ready for that day when I will meet you face to face. That is very good.
What must I do to know and do your will? What must I do to live the life that you have called me to live? How can I live a fruitful life that is pleasing to you? You must follow me. You must live in an intimate relationship with me. You must become like me. You must love like I love. You must give like I gave. You must serve like I served. You must live like I lived. Follow me. Follow my example. Ask me for help. Rely on me. Ask for my love, knowledge and discernment to fill you. Then you will be able to know and do my will. Then you will go where I guide you. Then you will do what I ask of you. Then you will be ready to meet me face to face. Then you will certainly hear me say, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” Then you will know with certainty that you have lived a life that was pleasing me. That is what I want. That is what I will do. I will follow you. I will listen to your voice, I will hear your instructions. I will follow your guidance. That will be very good.
Lord, I pray I will be filled with your love, knowledge, and discernment so I will know and do your will. Help me to live the life you are calling me to live. Help me to live a righteous and fruitful life that bears fruit for your kingdom and brings glory to your name. Amen
For today’s complete 4 page Discipleship Devotional Study Guide click here:
Please consider sharing these devotionals with others through the social media you use.
Individual users may save the Discipleship Devotional Study Guide to their desktop for private use. All the blanks in the study guides are fields that allow typed responses. To use the fields on the study guide you may need to open the guide with a free version of adobe reader.
By Jon Ulrich © All rights reserved Copying not permitted www.GrowingAsDisciples.com