My Power

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Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Freedom – 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 – My Power – Growing As Disciples

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 (NIV) 

My Weakness 

I have so many weaknesses. I can’t imagine why I ever thought I could rely on my own strength. But, that’s exactly what I have done for many years. How many setbacks and failures has it taken for me to realize that I desperately need your help? At least you are learning lessons from your setbacks and failures. Some never come to realize that they need my help. They will live fruitless lives that will accomplish nothing of lasting, eternal value. Those who trust in themselves may look like they are accomplish a great deal. All that they will have done will amount to nothing without my power working through them. I don’t want to live that kind of life. I don’t want to walk down that path. I don’t want to go down that road. My life is in your hands. I want you to work in and through me. I want to bear fruit for your kingdom and bring glory to your name. That’s very good.

How will you rely on me? How will you allow me to replace your weakness with my strength? I will come to you to ask you for your help. I will ask you to make me able to do what you have given me to do for you. I will listen attentively to your instructions. I will closely follow your guidance. I will follow you to wherever you lead me. I will not run ahead of you. I will not lag behind you. I will do whatever you ask of me. In every hardship and difficulty, I will ask for your help. If I experience insults or suffer persecution I will ask for your strength. I will place all my hope and trust in you. You are my strength. You are my deliverer. I know that you will be with me every step of my life. That’s right. 

What will happen as you rely on my power and strength? I will be able to do what I could not do by myself. I will know it. Others will know it. You will receive all the credit. You will receive all the praise and honor and glory for showing your power and strength in my weakness. So, now I know that I can be thankful for all my weaknesses that have caused me to come to rely on you. That is very good.

Lord, I have many weaknesses. I desperately need your power in my weakness. In my own strength, I am weak and can accomplish nothing. In my weakness with your power I can accomplish whatever you give me to do for you as I love, follow and serve you. Amen

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A Special Utensil

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Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Promises – Day 284 – 2 Timothy 2:20-21 – A Special Utensil – Growing As Disciples

In a wealthy home some utensils are made of gold and silver, and some are made of wood and clay. The expensive utensils are used for special occasions, and the cheap ones are for everyday use.  If you keep yourself pure, you will be a special utensil for honorable use. Your life will be clean, and you will be ready for the Master to use you for every good work.  2 Timothy 2:20-21 (NLT)

Ready To Use

Do you want to remain ready to be used? Do you want me to use you in my service? Will you keep yourself pure and ready as a special utensil that I can and will use? Yes, I want to remain ready to be used. Yes, I want to be used by you. Yes, I want to be a special utensil in your hand. You have answered me well. What must you do if you want to remain ready to be used as a special utensil in my hand? I must distance myself from tempting circumstances. I must not allow myself to be placed in compromising situations. I must run from evil when it approaches, not eventually, but immediately. I must never linger and allow myself to be allured and enticed and overcome by temptation. Where will you run, evil is all around you in the world? There is only one place that I can run. I will run to you. I will run away from evil and pursue you and the righteous life that you have for me. I will allow you to guard and protect me. As I draw near to you, evil will flee from me. That is true. That is right. That is sure. Will you never succumb to temptation? Will you never sin? I wish, but that certainly will not be the case. I will make mistakes. I will take missteps. I have and will sin against you. There will be times that I will think and say and do what is not pleasing to you. That is also true. What will you do when you do sin against me? I will confess my sin to you. I will not hide. I will not run away. I will not deny what is clearly the truth. What is the truth? I am a sinner in desperate need of your forgiveness and cleansing. The truth is, only you and you alone can make me pure and righteous and clean and holy. My holiness is nothing more than dirty rags. I cannot wash myself. I cannot purify myself. I cannot make myself ready for your use. Only as I confess my sins to you, am I made pure and clean and holy and ready for your use. It is your blood, that was shed on the cross, that washes away my sin and makes me pure and holy and ready for your use. That is correct. Will you confess your sins to me? Will you allow me to forgive and cleanse your unrighteousness? Will you allow me to make you ready to be used? Yes Lord, I will. That is very good.

Lord, it is my desire to be pure and ready for your use. I will run from evil so that I can pursue you and the life you have for me. I will fully devote myself to loving and following and serving you. Make me ready for your use, use me in your service for your glory. Amen

Key Question…  How has the Lord used you as special utensil to accomplishes His purposes?

Living It Out…  Keep yourself pure so that you will be ready for the Lord to use.

Seeing It Happen…  Have faith that keeping yourself pure will make you ready for the Lord to use.

Get Ready To Share…  Share with another person or your small group how keeping yourself pure has made you ready for the Lord to use.

Prayer To Bless Others…  May you keep yourself pure so you can be a special utensil for the Lord’s use.

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Come To Me All You Who Are Weary And Burdened

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Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Guidance – Matthew 11:28-30 – Come To Me All You Who Are Weary And Burdened – Growing As Disciples

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30 (NIV)

Rest In My Presence

Stop. Slow down. Take a deep breath. Give yourself a break. Get some rest. Those are words that I really need to hear. I have been running myself into the ground. I am weary. I am worn out. Taking a break and getting some rest sounds so inviting to me. Then you have heard my invitation. I am calling you to come to me. I will give you rest. I will help you to lay your burdens down. Come to me. Rest in my presence. Let me revive and refresh your life. Let me help you to set your burdens down.

What has the frantic place of your life done for you? How have you benefited from running from one thing to another? Has all your activity born an abundance of fruit for my kingdom? Has your weariness brought glory to my name? Has your life been a bold and bright witness for me? Do others look at your life with great admiration? Do you have what others want? Are others attracted to what you have? No, not hardly. I’m glad that you know that. Why is that?

I know that you hunger to know me. I know that you thirst for an intimate relationship with me. You want what I want. We both want the same thing. I want you to know me. I want you to live fully for me. I want you to hold on to me as I hold on to you. I will draw near to you as you draw near to me. Come now and rest in my presence.

I have a completely new and different life for you to live. What kind of life do you have for me? Give up on your pride. Leave your independence. Let me refresh you. Let me revive you. Let me teach you all that I want you to know. Let me mold and shape you into who I want you to be. Humbly come to me. Rely on me. Trust me with your life. Do what I ask of you. Go where I guide you. Live the life that I will give to you. You will bear fruit for my kingdom. You will bring glory to my name. You will be a bold and bright witness for me. Others will be drawn to me through the witness and testimony of your life. Will you come to me now? Will you make it your priority to rest in my presence so that you can hear from me? Will you listen to all that I want to teach you? Will you live the life that I give you to live? Yes Lord, I will.

Lord, thank you for calling me to come to rest in your presence. I’m weary and burdened. Life has beaten me up. Refresh my life. Relieve me of my burdens. I’m here now to humbly learn from you. Teach me how to take on your yoke and carry your burden. Amen

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Not Become Conceited

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Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Let Us – Galatians 5:26 – Not Become Conceited – Growing As Disciples

Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.  Galatians 5:26 (NIV)

Comparison

Why do you compare yourself with others? Why is that a problem? You tell me. I’m not sure why comparing myself with others is a problem. Then let me ask you a few questions. Go ahead, I’m listening. What has happened to you when you have compared your gifts, talents, and abilities with others? You don’t really want to answer this question do you? No, not really. You are immediately beginning to see why it is a problem to compare yourself with others, aren’t you? Yes, I am. Tell me what you are thinking. When I compare my gifts, talents and abilities with others there are two negative results. What are they? I might either be proud because I will think I am superior to others or be depressed and filled with envy because I will think that I am inferior to others. Which one is more likely? That will vary from day to day and situation to situation. So, one day you might be conceited and proud and on another day you might be depressed and filled with envy, is that true? Yes, that’s true. What will you never be when you compare yourself to others? When I compare myself with others I will never be content or grateful for what I have been given. Let’s talk about not being content for a minute. Go ahead.  What have you done when you have not been content with how I have made you? What have you done when you have not been content with the work that I have given you to do? Those are two tough questions. I’m not going to like my answers to your questions. I thought so; let me hear your answers anyhow. When I am not content with how you have made me, I have wanted to be someone else. When I am not content with what you have given me to do, I have wanted to do something else. Can you ever be someone else? No, I can never be someone else. Can anyone else ever be you? No, no one can ever be me. Is that a good or bad thing? I have wished I could be someone else. I have thought it was a bad thing that I couldn’t be someone else. What do you think now? I think it’s pretty incredible that you uniquely made me just as I am. Yes, I think so too. Do you believe that I have also given you unique assignments that I want you to accomplish? Yes, I do. Do you suppose that the person you have compared yourself with will be able to do what I have given you to do? No, probably not and it would be a mistake for them to try. Why is that? If they try to do what you have given me to do then they will not be doing what you have given them to do. That’s right. They will be wasting time on what they have not been gifted to do. They will be wasting time not working on the assignment that you have given to them. That’s also true. Now, lets go back to the other word that you uncovered in our discussion. What word was that? You mentioned the word grateful. Yes, I did. Can you be grateful for both how I have made you and for the assignments that I have given to you? Yes, I can. When will that be? I can only be grateful when I stop comparing myself with others. I can only be grateful when I give thanks to you for how you designed me to do the work that you have given me to do for you. Will you do that? Yes Lord, I will.

Lord, I don’t want to be conceited, nor do I want to provoke or envy others. Keep me from comparing what I have received or what I have accomplished with others. Help me to humbly walk with you so I will be thankful for all I have received. Amen

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Bring Life

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Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Healing – Proverbs 4:20-22 – Bring Life – Growing As Disciples

My child, pay attention to what I say. Listen carefully to my words. Don’t lose sight of them. Let them penetrate deep into your heart, for they bring life to those who find them, and healing to their whole body. Proverbs 4:20-22 (NLT)

Penetrate Your Heart 

I want to live the life that you have called me to live. I know that you want me to live a full and vibrant and healthy life that bears fruit for your kingdom and brings glory to your name. Yes, I do. I know that on my own, by myself, I cannot live that kind of life. Why is that? I’m sure that you know why. Yes, I do. But, I would like you to tell me why you can’t live a full, vibrant, healthy and fruit bearing life without me and my help. Well, first of all, I have no desire to live my life without you. I have been there and done that before. My life without you was a bruised and battered and broken life. On my own, I walked on a dark and depressing path. I was lost and without hope in the world. You, rescued me from all the that. Yes, I did. You set me on a new path. You bound up my wounds and healed my broken life. You gave me a completely new life to live. Yes, I did.

You know something you haven’t told me yet. What is it? Even though you have given me a completely new life to live in you, I must still live it. What do you mean by that? Well, it is possible, it seems, at least to me, that I could live less than the life you want me to live, if I do not do what you ask of me. You’re right about that. But what, do you have in mind? You want to continue to change me every day as I love, follow and serve you. That’s right. You want to make me to be like you. You want me to think like you thought. You want me to speak like you spoke. You want me to do what you did. Yes, I do. That cannot be a work that I do for myself. That’s right. You are the one that will change my heart and transform my mind. You are the one that will make me able to follow and serve you. I will do that for you. Yes, I know and for that I am very thankful.

How will I change your heart and transform your mind? There is no secret there, your word is very clear on the subject. Yes, it is. You will change my heart and transform my mind as I allow your word to penetrate my heart. This is where I have a responsibility. Yes, you do. I must allow your word to penetrate my heart. That’s right. If I do not allow your word to penetrate my heart, then I will live less than the life that you have called me to live. I don’t want that. No, you don’t. Will you meet with me in my word? Will you allow my word to penetrate your heart and mind and life? Yes Lord, I will. Then you will have my fullness of health in your life and my healing in your body. You will live the life that I have called you to live. You will do what is pleasing to me.

Lord, when I was living apart from you, I was living unhealthy life. I went where I shouldn’t have gone and did what I shouldn’t have done. You rescued me from that life. Thank you that your word is penetrating my heart and giving me a new healthy life in you. Amen

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Pursue Righteous Living

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Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Promises – Day 283 – 2 Timothy 2:22-26 – Pursue Righteous Living – Growing As Disciples

Run from anything that stimulates youthful lusts. Instead, pursue righteous living, faithfulness, love, and peace. Enjoy the companionship of those who call on the Lord with pure hearts.  Again I say, don’t get involved in foolish, ignorant arguments that only start fights.  A servant of the Lord must not quarrel but must be kind to everyone, be able to teach, and be patient with difficult people.  Gently instruct those who oppose the truth. Perhaps God will change those people’s hearts, and they will learn the truth.  Then they will come to their senses and escape from the devil’s trap. For they have been held captive by him to do whatever he wants. 2 Timothy 2:22-26 (NLT) 

Flee – Pursue

Do you want to live a life that is good and right and pleasing to me? Do you want to be powerfully used by me? Do you want to store up treasure in heaven with me? Do you want to bear fruit for my kingdom and bring glory to my name? Yes, I want all these things to be true in my life. What must I do if I want to live a life that you can and will bless in these ways? That is a very good question. I am glad that you asked that question. You must do two things at the same time if you want to live a life that I can and will bless. You have my full attention. I am listening attentively to you. That’s good. You must flee anything and everything that feeds sinful desires within you. So, I suggest that you take an exhaustive inventory. Closely examine what feeds sinful desires in your life. What are you allowing your eyes to see or ears to hear that will feed sinful desires within you? Ruthlessly eliminate those things from your life. Don’t play around. Don’t delay. Don’t linger. Flee evil of every kind. Don’t allow yourself to be in tempting circumstances. Run as soon and as fast as you can away from what will surely try to allure and entrap you. Am I being clear? Do you fully understand what I am saying? Yes, I understand. That’s good. That is only one thing that you must do if you want to live a life that is good and right and pleasing to me. If you only ran away from evil, that would not be nearly enough. Evil would track you down and entice and entrap you. Running away alone will never being enough to escape evil. This world is full of sin and evil and darkness no matter where you go. So, you must pursue me. You must pursue the righteous life that I have called you to live. To say it another way, you will run away from evil as you run to me. By running away from evil you will be resisting the devil and all his evil. By running to me, you will be submitting yourself to me. Then the devil will flee from you. Then you will be able to live the life I have called you to live. Then will you be living a life that I can and will bless. Will you run from evil and pursue me and the life I have for you? Yes Lord, I will. That will be very good.

Lord, I will run from anything and everything feeds sinful thoughts, words, and actions in me. I will pursue righteous living. Help me to live a life that is fully pleasing to you. Help me to be patient and kind and loving to all so that I can be a fruitful witness for you. Amen

Key Question…  Why will being impatient and quarrelsome and difficult make you unfruitful as a follower of Christ?

Living It Out… Allow your pursuing righteous living to guide all your thoughts and words and actions.

Seeing It Happen…  Have faith that the Lord will help you to lead a fruitful life as you pursue righteous living.

Get Ready To Share…  Share with another person or your small group how you are pursuing righteous living in all you think, say, and do.

Prayer To Bless Others…  May you pursue righteous living so you can be a fruitful witness for Jesus Christ.

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Good Gifts To Those Who Ask Him

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Discipleship Study – If – Matthew 7-9-11 – Good Gifts To Those Who Ask Him – Growing As Disciples

“Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! Matthew 7:9-11 (NIV)

Ask Me

I want you to come and ask me for all that you need. Does that surprise you? No, not really. Do you know why I want you to come and ask me for all that you need? I’m not sure. Can you think of any reasons why I might want you to come and ask me for all that you need? Do you want me to take a guess? Yes, that would be a great idea. The alternative to me asking you for what I need would be you giving me what I need without me having to ask you for it. So, there is some aspect of me coming to ask you that is important to you. Yes, there is. Obviously, you know what I need even before I ask it. Yes, I do.

I’m guessing that you want me to rely on you. Coming to ask you for what I need is part of me relying on you. Asking for something from you demonstrates that I am relying on you. Yes, it does. There is more though, isn’t there? Yes, there is much more. Coming to ask you for what I need demonstrates that I have faith that you will hear and answer my prayer. Yes it does. There is something more basic, even more fundamental. Asking you for what I need is part of living in a close and intimate relationship with you. You are my Heavenly Father. Yes, I am. I am your child. Yes, you are. You love me. You delight in giving me what I need. Yes, I do. You want me to know that you love me. You want me to know that you are taking care of me. You want me to know that you are supplying my needs. Yes, I do.

Think of yourself as an example. You love your children. It is your joy to meet their needs. You like it best when they come to you to ask you for all that they need. Their requests don’t surprise you. You already know what they need even before they ask you. But, it gives you great joy in your letting them know that you are there for them. Yes, it does. When you see their joy in having their needs met, it gives you joy as well. Yes, it does. I am here for you. It gives me great joy to meet your needs. Will you come and ask me for all that you need? Yes Lord, I will ask you for all that I need.

Heavenly Father, I know I have been making a big mistake. I have not been asking you for all that I need from you. From here on I will come to you to ask you for all I need. I will rely on you to meet all my needs as I follow you. Amen

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Test His Own Actions

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Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Promises – Day 282 – Galatians 6:4-5 – Test His Own Actions – Growing As Disciples

Each one should test his own actions. Then he can take pride in himself, without comparing himself to somebody else, for each one should carry his own load. Galatians 6:4-5 (NIV)

Test Yourself

Will you do that? Will I do what? Will you test yourself? Will you examine your thoughts and words and actions as you love and follow and serve me? Is that necessary? Is that required? Am I even qualified to test myself? Your last question was your best question. Your first two questions, not so much. Have you ever heard it said that there were no dumb questions? Yes. Don’t believe it. Let’s focus on your last question. That is a very good question. The answer is no, you will not be able to adequately, and objectively, and fairly, test yourself. Sometimes, believe it or not, you may judge yourself too harshly. That will be rare, as you might have guessed. At other times, you give yourself a pass by justifying your thoughts and words and actions. The human heart is deceptive. Have you ever heard that? Yes, I have heard that. Do you know that to be true? Yes, I know that to be true. What then is my hope? How can I honestly test myself? Now, that is another very good question. What is the answer to that question? Do I know the answer? Yes, you know the answer, of that, I am quite sure. Here then is my answer. I will come to you. I will submit my heart and mind and life to you. Together, we will test my life. I will not compare myself with others. My thoughts and words and actions will not be graded on a curve. I will not be looking around to see if I am doing a little better or worse than someone else. That’s good. I am sure that you will help me to see what I need to see. I am sure that you will help me to think, and speak, and act, in ways that are pleasing to you. I am sure that you will mold and shape my life. I am sure that you will help me to make course corrections. I am sure that you will help me to do my very best as I love and follow and serve you. You will help me to have the satisfaction of a job being well done for you. You will help me to carry my load and do the work you have given to do for you. You will help me to pass the test. Of all these things I am certain. That is very good. You will have my help as you test yourself. Thank you, Lord. 

Lord, I will test my own thoughts, words, and actions. I will not compare myself with others.  I will allow you to examine my life. Help me to give my very best effort and carry my own load so I can be satisfied with a job being well done, as I follow and serve you. Amen

Key Question…  Why will you never regret testing your thoughts, words, and actions as you follow and serve the Lord?

Living It Out…  Test your own thoughts and words and actions as you follow and serve the Lord.

Seeing It Happen…  Have faith that the Lord will help you to test your thoughts and words and actions as you follow and serve Him.

Get Ready To Share…  Share with another person or your small group how you are testing yourself as you follow and serve the Lord.

Prayer To Bless Others… May you test your thoughts and words and actions as you follow and serve the Lord.

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On The Rock

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Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – God’s Word – Matthew 7:24 – On The Rock – Growing As Disciples

“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. Matthew 7:24 (NIV)

Into Practice 

Your life is like a house. Just as a house will be built so will your life. Just as a house must have a firm foundation so also must your life. Choosing the materials on which you build the foundation of your life will be far more important than those on which you build the foundation of your house. The collapsing of a house would be painful and cost you time and money. The collapsing of your life would cost you everything. Consider carefully what is the foundation of your life. Choose today, the materials on which your life will be built. Many choose to build their lives on all that the world has to say to them. They choose words from the world over my word. They neither hear nor put my word into practice. Their lives will be swept away by the storms that are certain to come in life. Their foundations and lives will have been built on shaky and unreliable materials from the world and all that it has to say to them. Will you listen to my word? Will you put my word into practice? Yes Lord, I will. 

I want the foundation of my life to be built on your word. The world and all that it is in it does not have my attention. The world and all its words don’t speak to me. It does not have my ear. I will not listen to the world. I will not put into practice the thoughts, values and opinions from this world. I will not live my life according to the patterns and practices of this world. You have my ear. You have my full attention. You have my heart and mind and life. I will listen attentively to you. I want to hear every word that you have to say to me. I will put into practice all of your word. I will follow you to wherever you lead me. I will do whatever you ask of me. You are in charge. You are in control. My destiny now and forever is in your hands. Nothing can shake me. Nothing can move me. You are my rock. You are my strength. You are my fortress. Yes, I am. I will hold on to you through all the storms of life. My life will never collapse. My future will never come to nothing. I have a future in heaven that is rock solid in you. Yes, you do. You are my Savior and Lord. You are my God and King. Yes, I am. My life is securely in your hands. Yes, it is.

Lord, my ears are open and my heart is receptive to your word. Help me to be like the wise man that hears your words and puts them into practice. Strengthen my life by your word so that I will be able to withstand the storms of life. Amen

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Call Upon His Name

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Promises - Day 281 - Psalm 105-1-5 - Call Upon His Name - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Promises – Day 281 – Psalm 105-1-5 – Call Upon His Name – Growing As Disciples

Oh give thanks to the LORD; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples!  Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wondrous works!  Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice!  Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his presence continually!  Remember the wondrous works that he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he uttered, Psalm 105:1-5 (ESV)

Call Upon Me

Will you call on me? How often will you call on me? Why will you call on me? What will you say to me as you call on me? What will be in your heart and on your mind? Yes, I will call on you. It is my hope and desire and plan to call on you continually throughout my day. Why is that? I want my heart and mind and life to be focused on you. I want to live in an intimate relationship with you. How would living in an intimate relationship with you be possible if we hardly ever talked? You have a very good point on which you and I are in complete agreement. So, what will you say to me? Nothing will be off limits. I will pour my heart out to you. I will ask you for what I want and need. I will give thanks and praise to you for kindness and mercy and love toward me. I will remember the wondrous things you have done for me. I will ask for your presence, and power, and strength to be with me so I will be able to go and do what you ask of me. What am I likely to ask of you? You will certainly ask me to tell others about you. You want others to come to know and love and follow and serve you. You want others to be able to turn away from their sin so that they can receive your forgiveness and cleansing. You want a multitude to be rescued from a life without you both in the here and now and forever. You want others to receive the gift of salvation and life forever in heaven that you have secured for them. You want others to come to live in an ongoing intimate relationship with you. Yes, I want all these things to be true. Yes, I will ask you to allow my life to be lived out in and through you. Yes, I will work powerfully in and through you. Yes, you will be my witness in the world, as you tell others about me. Yes, you will shine brightly for me as you bear fruit for my kingdom and bring glory to my name. All of this will be possible as you continually call upon me throughout your day. Thank you, Lord. 

Lord, I will call upon your name. I will remember all your wondrous works. I will be filled with joy as I give thanks and praise to you for your kindness. I will proclaim your goodness far and wide. I will be filled with strength as I continually seek your presence. Amen

Key Question…  How are you making it your practice to call on the Lord throughout the moments of your day?

Living It Out…  Call on the Lord throughout your day and give thanks and praise to Him for all that He has done for you.

Seeing It Happen…  Have faith that your heart will be filled with joy as call on the Lord and give thanks to Him for all He has done for you.

Get Ready To Share…  Share with another person or your small group how you are calling on the Lord and giving thanks and praise to Him.

Prayer To Bless Others…  May you seek the Lord and call upon His name continually throughout your day.

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