I Will Not Forget You!

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Love - Isaiah 49:15 - I Will Not Forget You! - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Love – Isaiah 49:15 – I Will Not Forget You! – Growing As Disciples

“Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! Isaiah 49:15 (NIV)

Remembering 

That’s a really unlikely scenario, a mother forgetting her nursing baby. It’s even more unlikely that I will ever forget you. The problem of remembering and not forgetting is not my problem. What do you mean by that? I will never forget you; there is no question about that. There are really two questions that you should consider. What are they?

The first question is, will you remember me? How could I ever forget you? That’s a good question for you to ask yourself. But, since you asked me I will ask you a few follow up questions. All right, go ahead. Has your life ever gotten so busy that you have forgotten me? What do you mean by “forgotten you”? Think about that question. Isn’t living your life as if I didn’t exist a form of forgetting me? Yes, I suppose that it is. Have you ever done that? Yes, many times. I have failed to seek your council. I have failed to ask for your help? I have charged straight ahead and relied on my own resources. How has that worked out for you? Not very well at all. So, what have you thought when things haven’t gone so well for you? It’s an embarrassing question isn’t it? Yes, it is. Lets hear the answer. I’ve wondered if you have forgotten me. That would sound funny if it weren’t so sad. That’s right. Let’s recap this for a second. You have forgotten me and raced ahead without me. Yes. Then when things haven’t gone according to your plan and in your failed efforts you have wondered if I have forgotten you, is that correct? Yes, it is, I am sorry to say. Well, I have not forgotten you, that’s for sure. Let me ask you the second question that I have in mind. Go ahead.

The second question is, how will you remember me? That’s a very important question. Yes, it is and why do you think so? I have had a tendency to forget you. Yes, you have. Do you have any plan in mind to change that? I’m not sure. Would you like me to ask you a couple more follow up questions? Yes, I would. When have you been most reminded that I am with you to help you? When I have met with you in prayer I have been reminded that you are with me to help me. When else? When I have met you in your word, and worshipped you together with other believers I have always been reminded that you are with me to help me. So lets recap this for a second. When you have taken time to pray, study my word, and worship me together with other believers you have been reminded that I will never forget you. Yes, that’s right. In those moments you have known for certain that I am with you to help you, is that right? Yes, that’s right. Do you want to be more or less certain that I am with you to help you? Do you want to be more or less certain that I will never forget you? I want more of both, please! That’s what I thought. So, I will spend more time with you to remember that you will never forget me and that you are always with me to help me. Good idea.

Heavenly Father, thank you that you are with me through all the twists and turns and ups and downs of life. I am not on my own. You have not forgotten me. You hear my voice and know who I am when I cry out to you. You are willing and able to help me. Amen

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Do Not Give The Devil A Foothold

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Anger - Ephesians 4:26-27 - Do Not Give The Devil A Foothold - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Anger – Ephesians 4:26-27 – Do Not Give The Devil A Foothold – Growing As Disciples

“In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.  Ephesians 4:26-27 (NIV)

 Your Move

What are you doing? I’m rehearsing my anger. What do you mean by that? I’m thinking about how angry I am. I’m thinking about how deeply I have been hurt. No one should treat me the way I have been treated. It’s just not right. It’s not fair. Who do they think that they are anyhow? Don’t they realize who they are dealing with? I’m a very important person. I deserve to be treated with honor and respect. Wait till I give them a piece of my mind. I will set them straight. They will never treat me with such disrespect again. They will think twice before they ever cross me. Once I’m done with them they will never dare to hurt me again.

Do you feel a lot better since you started rehearsing your anger? What kind of question is that? It’s a question that I would like you to answer. No, I don’t feel better since I started rehearsing my anger. Are you less angry since you started rehearsing your anger? No, of course not. That’s not even my goal. What is your goal? I want to get even. I want to make them pay for what they have done to me. I want revenge. I can see that you are very unhappy now. Will getting even, paying them back and seeking revenge make you happy? I doubt that. Do you want to be happy? Yes, I do.

I thought you said it would make you happy if you were able to know and do my will. I have said that many times before. Do you think it is my will for you to carry your anger from one day into the next? No, I do not. You have said that you want to become like me. That is also true. Was I hurt? Was I wounded? Was I mistreated? Yes, you were hurt, wounded and mistreated. Did I rehearse my anger? Did I think about getting even, paying back or seeking revenge? No you did none of those things. What did I do? Did I carry anger from one day into the next? No, you didn’t carry anger with you from one day into the next. You loved and forgave others even while they were mistreating you. Yes, I did. Did I forgive those who did not deserve to be forgiven? Yes, you forgave even those who didn’t deserve to be forgiven. Did you deserve to be forgiven? No, I did not deserve to be forgiven. Will you make the first move to love and forgive others just as I have loved and forgiven you? Will you let go of your anger? Yes Lord, I will let go of my anger. I will make the first move to love and forgive others just as you have loved and forgiven me. That will be very good.

Lord, I will make the first move. I will let go of my anger. I will not carry my anger with me from one day into another. I will not hold on to my anger and let the devil gain a foothold in my life. I will love and forgive others just as you have loved and forgiven me. Amen

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