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

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

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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