Being Like Minded

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - The Mind - Philippians 2:1-2 - Being Like Minded - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – The Mind – Philippians 2:1-2 – Being Like Minded – Growing As Disciples

If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. Philippians 2:1-2 (NIV)

Singleness of Purpose

What have you received from me? That sounds like an impossible question to answer. Why is that? I have received so much from you. Then you will have plenty with which to answer my question. That’s right. I have received your love. I have received your mercy. I have received your forgiveness. I have received your comfort and encouragement. I have received your tenderness and compassion. You have allowed me to live in a close and intimate relationship with you. Yes, you have generously and abundantly received all of this and much more from me.

What do you think I want you to do with all that I have generously and abundantly given to you? I’m not sure what you mean. Have I given you a little bit of my love? Have I given you a small sample of my mercy and forgiveness? Have I given you a little taste of my comfort and encouragement? Have I given you just enough of my tenderness and compassion? No, you have generously and abundantly given these and much more to me. Why do you think that is? There is no limit to your kindness, goodness, mercy and love. That’s true. What else? You want me to generously and abundantly give to others all that you have given to me. Yes, I do.

Will it be hard for you to give to others all that I have given to you? No, it will not be hard to give to others all that you have given to me. Why is that? There are a couple reasons. I’m listening. All that you have given to me has changed me. How so? Your love has made me loving. Your mercy has made me merciful. Your forgiveness has made me forgiving. As I live in a close and intimate relationship with you I am becoming more like you. Yes, you are. I want to do what you have done. I want to live like you lived. I want to give like you gave. I want to love like you loved. You are giving me the desire and ability to do for others what you have done for me. Yes, I am. It is now my joy to be like-minded with you, having the same singleness of purpose that you had in loving and giving yourself to others. That’s what I want. That is what I am doing and will continue to do in and through your life as you follow and serve me.

Lord, thank you for all the encouragement, comfort and love I have received from you. Help me to share with others all you have given to me. Help me to live in spirit enabled like-minded unity and singleness of purpose with fellow believers. Amen

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Confess And Turn

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Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Promises – Day 286 – Proverbs 28:13 – Confess And Turn – Growing As Disciples

People who conceal their sins will not prosper, but if they confess and turn from them, they will receive mercy. Proverbs 28:13 (NLT)

Confess And Turn

Do you want to be forgiven of your sins? Do you want to be cleansed of your unrighteousness? Do you want to be made fresh and new and clean in my sight? Do you want my redemption and healing and freedom to come into your life? Do you want to live a new life? Do you want to live a life that is good and right and true? Do you want to live a life that is pleasing to me? Do you want to be the recipient of my kindness and mercy and love? Who would not want these things to be true for them? Who would turn away from these great gifts from you? You would be surprised. Many want nothing to do with my kindness and mercy and love? What must I do If I want all these things to be true for me? That is a very good question. It is wise of you to know that something will be required of you if you want to receive my kindness and mercy and love. What is required of me? You tell me. I know that I cannot earn or merit your forgiveness and cleansing. I cannot make myself righteous in your eyes. I can’t try harder and do better and make a stronger effort to secure your kindness, mercy, and love. No, you cannot. Your forgiveness and cleansing can only come when I am willing to admit my sin, confess my unrighteousness and turn from my wicked ways. Will you admit your sin, confess your unrighteousness, and turn from your wicked ways? Yes, I will. I want to live a life that is good and right and true. I want to live a life that is pleasing to you. I want to be the recipient of your kindness and mercy and love. I want to be fresh and new and clean in your eyes. I want to be holy and pure and righteous in your sight. These are gifts that can only come from you. That is true. You will have all you want from me as you admit your sin, confess your unrighteousness, and turn from your wicked ways. That I will do. That is very good. Thank you, Lord.

Lord, I will not hide from my sin. I will not deny my sin. I will not make excuses for my sin. Instead, I stand ready and willing and able to admit my mistakes and confess all my sin. Forgive me. Heal me. Change me. Use me. Make my life fresh and new and clean. Amen

Key Question…  Why would failing to confess your sins establish a dangerous pattern and difficult course for your life?

Living It Out…  Be ready and willing and able to admit and confess your sins to the Lord.

Seeing It Happen…  Have faith that you will receive mercy from the Lord as you confess your sins to Him.

Get Ready To Share…  Share with another person or your small group how you are willing to admit and confess your sins to the Lord.

Prayer To Bless Others…  May you confess and turn from your sin so you can receive the Lord’s kindness.

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Who Takes Refuge In Him

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Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – God The Father – Who Takes Refuge In Him – Psalm 34:8-10 – Growing As Disciples

Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him. Fear the LORD, you his saints, for those who fear him lack nothing. The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.  Psalm 34:8-10

Taste And See

You have been a nibbler, haven’t you? Yes, I suppose that I have. What has tasted really good to you? Not much, except you. I’ve found that nothing in all of life has fed my hunger and satisfied my thirst quite like you. But, you’re still hungry and thirsty aren’t you? Yes, I am. I have tasted of your goodness. You have refreshed my life. I was weak and weary. You strengthened me and have given me hope. Now, I can’t get enough of you. I want to sit at your feet and rest in your presence. It feels so good to take refuge in you. I feel like I’ve come home to where I belong after wandering away on a long journey.

How was that journey? It wasn’t good. It was like a storm that bruised and battered my life. I was tossed up and down and back and forth. Just when I thought I was going to drown you reached out your hand to rescue me. You drew me back to you. You changed the course of my life. You became the captain of my ship. You led me into a safe harbor where I could take refuge in you.

That’s where you are right now. Yes and for that I am so thankful. You can’t stay in this safe harbor forever. Don’t misunderstand me; I always want you to take refuge in me. I want you to always rely on my strength. But, I will be leading you out into open waters once again. This time you will not be on your own. You will be following me to wherever I lead you. You will be doing all that I ask of you. In my strength you will not grow weary. As you rely on me you will have nothing to fear. I will see to it that you lack no good thing. Will you trust me? Yes Father, I will. Why will you? I will because I have tasted of your kindness, mercy and love. I want nothing else other than to love, follow and serve you. I have no other life to live than the new one you have given to me. There is no place I would rather be than with you. There is nothing I would rather do than serve you. You are my refuge and strength. You have blessed my life with your goodness. You have my future in your hands. It is my delight to take each new step of each new day with you. You have all of my heart. I am fully devoted to you. You’re no longer a nibbler are you?

Heavenly Father, thank you that I can take refuge in you. I have tasted and seen of your goodness. You have blessed my life and met all my needs. When I have been weak and hungry you have fed me and sustained my life.  Amen

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The Truth Will Set You Free

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Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – The Mind – John 8:31-32 – The Truth Will Set You Free – Growing As Disciples

To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:31-32 (NIV)

Hold On 

Do you want to be my disciple? Will you hold on to my teaching? Will you make my word the priority of your life? Would you like to know the truth? Will you allow the truth of my word to set you free? You have asked me a lot of questions. I will start by saying that I want to be your disciple. I want to be one of your followers. I know that as your disciple and follower I must hold on to your teachings. I’m sure that, “by holding” to your teaching you are not referring to a light grasp. I will hold on to your word for dear life. Your word is and will be the priority of my life. I will meditate on your word day and night. I will let your word dwell in me richly. I will seek your word more than silver or gold. I will let your word guard and guide my life. That will be very good.

Let’s talk about how my word will set you free. I’d like that. My word has the power to change your heart. My word has the power to transform your mind. Would you like a new heart? Would you like a new mind? Yes, I would like a new heart and a new mind. You are right about the importance of the firmness of your grip in taking hold of my word. Occasional hearing of my word will not change your heart or transform your mind. You must feast on my word. You must take my word into your heart and mind. The world and all that is in it is working full time to conform your heart and mind according to its patterns, practices and values. You must allow my word to remain in you continually. You must hunger and thirst for my word. You must allow my word to have a far greater influence over your life than anything else that is in the world. Will you meet with me in my word? Yes, It will be my delight to meet with you in your word. How often will you meet with me in my word? There is not a day that will go by that I do not need to hear from you. There is not a day that will go by that I will not be excited to hear all that you have to say to me. I will meet with you in your word every day. I will take hold of your word every day. I will let your word take hold of me every day. Then you will know the truth. Then you will be set free by my word as you come to know me and hold on to my teachings.

Lord, it was you who drew me to yourself. You rescued me from the dark and dreary life I was living. You made it possible for me to follow you as my Savior and Lord. You have helped me to hold on to your teachings. You set me free to follow and serve you. Amen

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Stand Firm

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Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Therefore – 1 Corinthians 15:58 – Stand Firm – Growing As Disciples

Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. 1 Corinthians 15:58 (NIV)

Go All Out

Go all out. Give yourself fully to my work. Don’t hesitate. Don’t hold back. Move forward with me. Follow me to where I lead you. Do all that I ask of you. Will you do this for me? Yes Lord, I will go all out to serve you. I will hold nothing in reserve. I will not hold back. I will not hesitate. I will not retreat. I will move forward with you. I know that you will give me the power and strength to do all that you are calling me to do for you. Yes, I will. I know that my labor for you will never be in vain. I know that it would be impossible for me to misspend my life in serving you. You will help me to bear an abundance of fruit for your kingdom. You will help me to bring glory to your name. Yes, I will. There is no place I would rather go than to where you are leading me. There is nothing I would rather do than all that what you ask of me. Why are you so willing to wholeheartedly serve me? I am willing to serve you not because I should or must. I am willing to serve you because I love you with all my heart and mind and soul and strength. Doing anything less than an all out effort or anything else than serving you has no appeal to me. I want to do what you want me to do for you. I want to know you. I want to walk in your ways. I can see that. 

What makes you so certain? Why are you so sure that your life will never be misspent serving me? Why will nothing move you? Why will nothing prevent you from going all out to serve me? I know who you are. I know what you have done for me. Tell me who I am. Tell me what I have done for you. You are my Savior and Lord. You lived and died for me. You gave your all for me. Yes, I did. I want to give my all for you. I also know my future. What is your future? One day I will come to live forever in heaven with you. That’s right. I also know that you will want me to tell you what I have done with my life. You will want to see the fruit that I have born for your kingdom. You will want to see that I have brought glory to your name. You will want to tell me that I have done well as your good and faithful servant. Yes, I will. That is why I am going all out for you now. That is very good.

Lord, thank you for the certainty that one day I will come to live forever in heaven with you. Right now, in this life, I will go all out to serve you. I will not work only for the rewards of this life. I want to bear fruit for your kingdom and bring glory to your name. Amen

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Listen To My Voice

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Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Knowing God – John 10:27- Listen To My Voice – Growing As Disciples

My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.  John 10:27 (NIV)

Follow Me

You are not small and insignificant. You are not unheard and forgotten. You are not unworthy and unimportant. You are not invisible and lost in the crowd. You don’t all look the same to me. You are unique. You are one of a kind. There has never been anyone just like you. There will never be someone just the same as you. I made you. I know you by name. I know who you are. I know what you have done and will do. Nothing about you is hidden from me. I know your thoughts before you think them. I know your words before you say them. I know your deeds before you do them. I know you better than you know yourself. This is a little bit scary. Why is that? You are telling me that I have no secrets before you? Yes, that’s right. You know everything there is to know about me? Yes, I know you right down to the number of hairs on your head. This should come as a great comfort to you. Why is that? You tell me. You know everything there is to know about me and yet you still love me. You know everything that I have ever thought, said and done and you still forgive me. You died on the cross as payment for my sins even while I was living as an enemy, hostile towards you. You laid down your life so I could have a new life in you. Yes, I did.

There is more. What do you mean there is more? It is more than enough to know that I have been forgiven of all my sins. It is more than enough to know that I have been given a new life in you for now and forever. It is more than enough for me to know that I am  loved and accepted by you. What more could there be? I want you to know me. I want you to know my thoughts. I want to live in an intimate relationship with you. I didn’t just save you from your sins. I rescued you from a life without me. This is too wonderful to imagine. You who made everything in the entire universe want to know, small and insignificant me, and you also want me to know you? You are not small and insignificant. Yes, I want you to know me. How can I know you? You can listen to me. You can meet with me in my word. You can hear my voice. I will speak to you. I will meet with you. I will listen to you. I would like nothing more than to know you. Knowing you is the desire of my heart.

There is even more. What else could there be? What more could I want or ask for? I will lead you through life. There is no need for you to stumble around in the darkness. As you meet with me I will speak to you. I will show you my will and my ways. I will lead you through life. I will guide your steps as you follow me. Will you listen to my voice and follow me? Yes Lord, I will.

Lord, you are my good shepherd. I am one of your sheep. Thank you that I am not insignificant and unnoticed. You know me. Thank you I am not all alone, lost and left to fend for myself. You are with me to help me. You speak to me and lead me through life. Amen

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Takes Hold Of Your Right Hand

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Discipleship Devotional Study Guide- God The Father – Isaiah 41:13 – Takes Hold Of Your Right Hand – Growing As Disciples

For I am the LORD, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you. Isaiah 41:13 (NIV)

Hold On 

Hold on. Hold on to what? Hold on to me. Take a hold of my hand. Is there a reason that I will need to hold on to you? Yes, there will be a whole host of reasons that you will need to hold on tightly to me. You are in for the ride of your life. Your life will not be dull. You will not be bored. You will not sleep walk through a bland and dreary life. You will encounter twists and turns. You will experience ups and downs. You will go through challenges. You will face difficulties. You will climb high. You will travel low. You will go where you did not expect to go. You will do what you did not plan on doing. You will be filled with wonder. You will encounter doubt. You will be challenged by fear. You will grow in your faith as you hold on to me. You will never be alone. I will be with you. I will help you. I will lead you through life. You can count on me. Then, I will hold on tightly to you. That will be very good. 

Let’s talk a little more about holding on to me. As you hold on to me what do you think you will receive from me? As I hold on to you I will receive your guidance. I will hear your voice. I will listen to your instructions. I will follow your direction. I will go where you guide me. I will do what you ask of me. What else? I will receive whatever I need in life as I hold on to you. Like what? As I hold on to you I will be encouraged and strengthened. I will be revived and refreshed. You will help me to know and do your will. You will make me able to accomplish your purposes and plans. I will be able to go and do what you have planned for me to do for you. Why is that? As I hold on to you, I will see what you are doing. I will join you in the work that you are giving me to do. I will live the life that you are calling me to live. That’s right. 

What will you let go of as you hold on to me? As I hold on to you, I will let go of my own wisdom and understanding. I will stop relying on myself. I let go of trusting in my own gifts, talents and abilities. I will rely on you for all that I need. You will give me your wisdom and understanding. You will give me ability. You will be my strength as I hold on to you. Yes, I will.

Heavenly Father, I need you to take a hold of my hand right now. I can’t walk through life all alone. Thank you that your hand gives me all I need just when I need it. I love and trust you. It is so good that my life is in your hands. Amen

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With Thanksgiving Present Your Requests To God

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Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – The Mind – Philippians 4:6-7 – With Thanksgiving Present Your Requests To God – Growing As Disciples

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:4-7 (NIV)

Trust In Me

Don’t be anxious about anything. That’s a lot harder than it sounds. Why is that? I have a lot to worry about. Why is that? I have a lot of concerns. I have a lot of pressures. I have a lot of things to try to figure out. Do you like worrying? Is worrying some sort of hobby of yours? No, I don’t like to worry. It’s not a hobby of mine.

Is everything in your hands? Is everything under your control? No, I feel out of control. Most of the outcomes I worry about in life are out of my control. That is when I worry the most. I have some news for you. What’s that? You are not in control. The world around you is not in your hands. There is very little in the world around you that you can control. You really have two choices. What are my choices?

You can be filled with worry and carry a heavy burden of anxiety or you can place all your trust in me. Do you believe that I am with you? Do you believe that I will watch over you? Do you believe that I love you? Do you believe that I will help you? Lord, I believe that you are with me to help me. I believe that you love me and will watch over me. How would I ever know that is what you believe? I’m not sure what you mean. If you believe all that you say that you do, will you place all your trust in me? How can I demonstrate that I am placing all my trust in you? What does placing all my trust in you require? What will I do if I really am trusting fully in you? Those are all very good questions.

Placing all your trust in me requires that you come to me. If you are really trusting in me you will talk to me about all your worries. You will turn every one of your worries into a prayer to me. You will ask me for all that you need. You will give thanks to me because you trust that I will hear and answer your prayers. You will allow me to relieve you of your anxiety and fill you with my peace. Is that what you want? Yes Lord, I want to be filled with your peace. I want to be relieved of all my anxiety. I want to let go of all my burdens. I will turn every one of my worries into a prayer to you. That will be very good.

Lord, instead of worrying and a carrying a weight of worry I’m going to turn all my burdens over to you in prayer. Thank you that you are with me in the midst of difficulty, guarding my heart and mind and giving me your peace. Amen

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Go To The Ant

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Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Wisdom – Proverbs 6:6-11 – Go To The Ant – Growing As Disciples

Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest. How long will you lie there, you sluggard? When will you get up from your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest– and poverty will come on you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man. Proverbs 6:6-11 (NIV)  

Sluggard

Do you know what a sluggard is? I thought you might ask me that so I quickly looked it up. A sluggard is a slow and lazy person. That’s right. You do know that I have given you many gifts, talents and abilities? Yes, I know that you have richly blessed my life. I’m glad you chose that word. What word? You used the word blessed. I have richly blessed your life. Why do you think I have richly blessed your life? Why do you think I have given you so many gifts, talents and abilities? What do you think I might expect of you since I have richly blessed your life with so many gifts, talents and abilities? I’m pretty sure that you expect me to use my gifts, talents and abilities to bless the lives of others. You don’t want anything you have given to me to go to waste. You don’t want any of the gifts, talents and abilities that you have given to me to be unused. That’s right. You don’t want me to be slow to serve you. You don’t want me to be lazy in doing the work that you have given me to do for you. That’s also right.

There will come a day in the not too distant future when I will ask you what you did with what I gave you. I will want you to tell me how you used your gifts, talents and abilities to serve me. I will want you to tell me how you have worked hard to serve me. I will want you to tell me how you have blessed the lives of others with the blessings that I have given to you. That day should be filled with joy. On that day we should be able to celebrate how I have worked in and through your life as you have worked hard to bear fruit for my kingdom and bring glory to my name. On that day there is something that I know you want to hear. Yes, there is. What will you want to hear from me on that day? I will want to hear you say, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” So what will you do now with your life? I will not be slow. I will not be lazy. I will not be a sluggard. I will be filled with joy as I work hard to serve you. I will use all the gifts, talents and abilities that you have given to bless the lives of others. That will be very good.

Lord, I do not want to be lazy in this life. I want work hard and use all the gifts, talents, and abilities you have given to me to serve you. Show me where and how I can best serve you and others in hard work that you give me to do. Amen

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The Word God Which Is At Work In You

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - God's Word - 1 Thessalonians 2-13 - The Word God Which Is At Work In You - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – God’s Word – 1 Thessalonians 2-13 – The Word God Which Is At Work In You – Growing As Disciples

And we also thank God continually because, when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men, but as it actually is, the word of God, which is at work in you who believe. 1 Thessalonians 2:13 (NIV)

Receive My Word

Why is my word worthy to receive into your life? You are God. I am not. Your thoughts are so much higher than mine. You are all wise and powerful. I am not. You know the future. I do not. You made me. You know what is best for me. I do not. You know the direction I should walk in life. I do not. I desperately need all your guidance. I want all your help. You are ready, willing and able to help me. Yes, I am. That is why your word is worthy to receive into my life.

Will you receive my word into your life? Your word is more valuable to me than silver or gold. I will prize your word. I will pursue your word. I will hunger and thirst for your word. I will listen attentively to all that you have to say to me. I will meditate on your word. I will memorize your word. I will hide your word in my heart. I will keep your word on my mind. I will pray your word. I will declare your word. I will claim your word. I will hold on to your word. I will put your word into practice in all that I think, say and do. I will let your word guide the course of my life as I love, follow and serve you. Yes, you will. That is how I will receive your word into my life.

What has my word done in you as you have received it in your life? Your word has revived me. Your word has refreshed me. Your word has strengthened me. You have used your word to change my heart. You have used your word to transform my mind. Your word has allowed me to think your thoughts. You word has strengthened me to walk in your ways. You word has been like a sword to fight in me, with me and for me. You word has made me able to stand against evil. Your word has made me able to resist temptation. It has been my delight to hear you speaking to me in and through your word. It has been my joy to meet with you in your word. Your word has taught me. Your word has trained me. Your word has molded and helped my life. Your word has helped me to be a witness for you in the world. In every way you are using your word to make me more like you. Yes, I am. This is what your word has done for me as I have received it into my life. My work will continue in you as you receive my word into your life.

Lord, I believe in your word. I enthusiastically welcome your word into my life. I will meditate on and memorize your word. I will put your word into practice. Use your word to change my heart and transform my mind. Guide all I think, say and do by your word. Amen

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