Who Takes Refuge In Him

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

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

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

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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