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Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - God's Will - Hebrews 10:36 - Endurance - Continue to Do - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – God’s Will – Hebrews 10:36 – Endurance – Continue to Do – Growing As Disciples

Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised. Hebrews 10:36 (NLT)

Endurance

Now, that’s a very important word. What’s that? Endurance, you won’t find many more important words than that one. Why is that? I will ask you a few questions. I will make a few statements. I’m listening. Do you know that I have called you by name? Do you know that I have forgiven all your sins and cleansed you of all your unrighteousness? I am your Savior and Lord. Do you know that I have adopted you into my family? I am your God and Father. You are my child. I am molding and shaping your life. I am making you to be the person that I want you to become. You are my masterpiece. I started my work in you on the day that you were born. I will continue my work in you until the day that you come to live forever in heaven with me. Do you know that I have a purpose and plan for your life? Do you know that I have good works prepared in advance for you to do for me? I have given you gifts, talents and abilities that you can use to bear fruit for my kingdom and bring glory to my name. I am with you. My hand is on your life. I will help you. I will strengthen and sustain you as you love, follow and serve me. How does all this sound so far? It sounds fantastic! I am so thankful for all that you have done, are doing and will do for me. That’s good. 

Life will get hard. Your road ahead will not always be easy. There will be twists and turns and ups and downs that you did not expect. You will suffer pain. You will experience loss. You will go through trials and testing. You will be faced with many questions. What questions will I need to answer? Will you continue to love, follow and serve me?  Will you hold on to me as I hold on to you? Will you patiently endure all that life throws at you? Will you come to rely on my strength? Will you seek my counsel? Will you trust in my wisdom? Will you keep on moving forward with me? Now, do you see why that word endurance is such an important word? Yes Lord, I do understand. I will endure. I will keep on loving, following and serving you. I will keep on doing the work that you have given me to do for you. I will rely on you to supply me with whatever I need. I will hold on to you as you hold on to me. That will be very good. 

Lord, I will not give up. I will not slow down. I will not quit. I will patiently endure and continue to do your will. I will follow and serve you with all my heart and mind and soul and strength. I will not retreat. I will have no regrets. I will hold nothing in reserve. Amen

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Have Faith In God

 

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Promises - Day 296 - Mark 11:22-25 - Have Faith In God - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Promises – Day 296 – Mark 11:22-25 – Have Faith In God – Growing As Disciples

Then Jesus said to the disciples, “Have faith in God.  I tell you the truth, you can say to this mountain, ‘May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and it will happen. But you must really believe it will happen and have no doubt in your heart.  I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you believe that you’ve received it, it will be yours.  But when you are praying, first forgive anyone you are holding a grudge against, so that your Father in heaven will forgive your sins, too.” Mark 11:22-25 (NLT) 

Ask Me For Help

Will you do that? Will I do what? Will you ask me for help? Don’t I ask you for help? Haven’t I asked you for help? This are good questions. Let me ask you some more questions. I’m listening. When do you ask me for help? Am I your last resort before you have tried everyone and everything else? How do you ask me for help? Do you pray prayers that are filled with faith? Those are some tough questions. I can see what you are pointing out. What am I pointing out? You want me to come to rely on you. You want me to ask you for help. You want me to bring all my prayers to you. You don’t want to be my last resort after I have exhausted every other possibility or avenue of help. You want me to draw near to you in prayer, to pray faith filled prayers that you will hear and answer. You want me to live my life in a constant dialogue of prayer with you. Yes, you do understand what I am trying to point out. I stand ready to hear and answer your prayers. Don’t let anything stand in the way of your developing an intimate prayer life with me. What could stand in the way of my developing an intimate prayer life with you? You tell me. I will try, here goes. I could allow myself to become busy and so caught up in the activities of life that I fail to set aside time to pray. I could become so self-reliant and self-sufficient that I don’t think I need to pray. I could become proud and think that I can take care of all my wants and needs by myself. I could allow myself to become so filled with doubt that I couldn’t pray prayers that you will hear and answer. I could live a dark and sinful life that would crowd out any desire to come to meet with you in prayer. I could hold on to grudges and live a bitter, unforgiving, prayerless life. How am I doing? You have well stated reasons why you, or anyone else, could fail to develop an intimate life of prayer with me. What is the one reason you will develop an intimate life of prayer with me? I know that you love and care for me. You delight in hearing and answering my prayers. Yes, I do. Will you live an intimate life of prayer with me? Yes, I will. That will be very good. 

Heavenly Father, I have something to confess. I have not always asked for your help when I have been in trouble. Often, turning to you, in prayer, has been a last resort. Forgive me. Now, I will continually pray faith filled prayers as I walk through life with you. Amen     

Key Question…  How are you learning to turn to God right away when you find yourself in difficult circumstances?

Living It Out…  Immediately turn to God to ask for His help when you find yourself in trouble.

Seeing It Happen…  Have faith that God will hear and answer your faith filled prayers to Him.

Get Ready To Share…  Share with another person or your small group how God has been hearing and answering your prayers.

Prayer To Bless Others…  May rely on God as you pray faith filled prayers to Him.

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