Give – Receive

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Rhythms - Luke 6:38 - Give - Receive - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Rhythms – Luke 6:38 – Give – Receive – Growing As Disciples

Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.” Luke 6:38 (NLT)

Give

What are you going to do with all that I have given to you? Will you hold on tightly to everything you have been given? Will you keep every one of my blessings for yourself? Why do you think I have richly blessed your life? What did I do with all that I had been given? Was I selfish? Was I stingy? Did I keep everything I had for myself? Do you see anything in me that you want to follow as your example? Is there anything that I have done that you want to do? Is there any way that I have served as a role model for you to follow? You have asked me a lot of questions. You are my role model. You have set before me a clear example to follow. You did not keep all that you had for yourself. You were not stingy. You generously gave all that you had to others. You held nothing back. You have richly blessed my life. You have given me many good gifts. I now face a test. How so? There are several questions on my test. Like what? Will I give like you gave? Will I serve like you served? Will I do what you did? How will you answer those questions? I will answer every question with a wholehearted and enthusiastic and emphatic yes. I will have no regrets in giving like you gave, serving like you served and doing what you did. I will give all that I am, all that I have and all that I hope to be away in service to others. I will hold nothing in reserve. I will make no retreats. I will go forward in doing all that you ask me to do for you. That is very good.

Why are you so willing to give like I gave, serve like I served and do what I did? That is your purpose and plan for my life. That is what you have asked me to do. This is what you have called me to be. It is your purpose and plan for me to become like you. Yes, that is my purpose and plan for your life. I am your role model. I have set before you an example to follow. What else do you know? I’m not sure what you mean. Why is it no great sacrifice for you to give like I gave, serve like I served and do what I did? I can’t out give you. As I give to others you will give more to me. You will never leave me empty. As I bless the lives of others your blessing will be on my life. As I do what you did your hand will be on me. I will bear an abundance of fruit for your kingdom and bring glory to your name. Yes, you will. It will be my joy to keep on giving like you gave, serving like you served and doing what you did. Yes, it will.  

Lord, I have been stingy. I have wanted to tightly hold on to what I have been given. What a sin and a mistake that has been. No more of that. I know I can’t out give you. I know that as I generously give to others I will always receive more back from you. Amen

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Bless – Blessing

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Rhythms - Genesis 12:1-3 - Bless - Blessing - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Rhythms – Genesis 12:1-3 – Bless – Blessing – Growing As Disciples

The LORD had said to Abram, “Leave your country, your people and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you. “I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.” Genesis 12:1-3 (NIV) 

Bless You

My hand is on you. I am blessing your life. I will open doors of opportunity for you to go and do new and different things for me. Just as I have blessed your life so also I will use your life to bless the lives of others. That sounds very interesting and exciting. I can hardly wait. What are the details? Where do you want to send me? How do you want to use me? How will you prepare me to do all that you will ask of me? Those are all good questions. I will give you all you need to know when you need to know it. There will be no road map? I will not receive a detailed step-by-step plan in advance? Have I ever given you a detailed step-by-step plan in the past? No, you have not. Well, don’t expect one in the future either. All you will need to do is to follow me to where I lead you to do all that I ask of you. That’s all I’ll get? Isn’t following my leading enough for you? Yes, following your leading is enough for me. As you follow my leading and listen for my instructions I will show you my will and help you to walk in my ways. I will use you according to my purposes and plans. You can be sure and certain of that. I will follow you. I will listen to all that you have to say to me. That’s good.

Why do you think I have blessed your life? I’m not sure what you mean. Have I blessed you so that you alone can benefit? Are you meant to be the sole beneficiary of my blessing? No, I doubt that. I know that it is your joy to bless my life. Why is that? You enjoy blessing my life because I am your child. You love me. Yes, I do love you. You are my child. It does bring me great joy to bless your life. I think it gives you even greater joy to see me share your blessings with others. You want to use me as your blessing to others in this world. Yes, I do. You got that right. Knowing this, what question might you ask me? I will ask you how you want me to share your blessings with others. That’s right. You will open up doors of opportunity for me to share your blessings with others. Yes, I will. I will be looking. I will be waiting. I will be ready for you to use me. That will be every good.

Lord, I have not always recognized a door of opportunity you have opened before me. I have had questions and wanted more details. A detailed road map would have been nice. Forgive me. You have blessed my life and called me to be a blessing. I will go now. Amen 

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