Through Me

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Knowing God - John 14:6 Through Me - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Knowing God – John 14:6 Through Me – Growing As Disciples

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.  John 14:6 (ESV) 

The Way, The Truth, The Life

You became my life when I had no life. I was lost and without hope in the world. I was living in darkness and walking on a path that led away from you. I was living as your enemy doing whatever I pleased whenever I pleased. I lived entirely for myself. I was self-sufficient, self-centered and independent. I didn’t want or need anything from anyone. I didn’t think about you. I didn’t care what you thought. I was in a really bad place.  That was quite a while ago. Yes, it was at least from my perspective. But, it is good to look back and remember where I was when you rescued me from a life without you. You took me out of the muck and mire of what you could call my life. You set me on solid ground. You drew me to yourself. You turned my life around. You helped me to cry out to you. You became my Savior and my Lord. You gave me a new life to live now that will continue on forever in eternity with you. Yes, I did. You are now my life. In every way I want to do what pleases you. I want to know and do your will. I want to accomplish everything that you have planned for me to do for you. I will help you accomplish my plans and purposes for your life. 

You are the truth that has and is continuing to set me free. You are speaking into my life. You are molding and shaping me into the person you want me to be. You are using your word to change my heart and transform my mind. You are allowing me to think your thoughts. I will continue to meet with you in your word. There is no place that I would rather be than in your presence. You have drawn near to me as I have drawn near to you. There is nothing I would rather do than be taught by you. I know that you are not finished with me yet. I am your work in progress. Yes, you are. Your work in me will continue right up until I come to meet you face to face. Yes, it will.

You are my way through life. You are leading me through all the ups and downs and twists and turns of life. The road hasn’t always been easy. I have experienced pain and suffering and loss. I have never been on my own. I have never been all alone. You have always been with me to help me. You have always held on to me as I have held on to you. You will never let me go. I am in your firm and steady grip. I am all yours. Yes, you are mine. You are my way, my truth and my life. Yes, I am.

Lord, thank you for being the way that is leading me through life. Thank you for being the truth that teaches me and is setting me free to live my life with and for you. Thank you that you are the one that has given me a new life now and forever in heaven.  Amen

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Must Be Your Servant

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Promises - Day 301 - Matthew 20:25-28 - Must Be Your Servant - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Promises – Day 301 – Matthew 20:25-28 – Must Be Your Servant – Growing As Disciples

Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them.  Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant,  and whoever wants to be first must be your slave–  just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Matthew 20:25-28 (NIV)

True Greatness

Admit it, you have this desire within you. I have what desire within me? You have the desire to be great in you. That is an interesting thought. I suppose I do have the desire to be great in me. Is that a bad desire? I’m not sure. I know I would never go around telling people I want to be great. That would seem prideful and self-centered, of that I have no doubt. But should I desire to be less than great? Should I desire to be average or even below average? That doesn’t seem like sound thinking to me either. It’s not. Do you know why you have the desire to be great in you? Yes, that would be very helpful. I created you to have the desire to be great in you. Is that shocking? Does that sound off and incorrect in some way? Yes, it does, I have always thought the desire to be great and being prideful were one and the same. I know for sure that you do not want me to be prideful. You want me to live a life of humility. Yes, that is true. Let me ask you a few questions. I’m listening. Do you think I lived a life of greatness? Did I think and say and do great things? No one has or ever will live a more important life filled with greatness than you. Did I live a life of greatness as the world would define it, or do you think I redefined greatness? You redefined greatness. You were humble. You took on the form of a servant. You lived to serve others in all that you thought, said, and did. You went where your Heavenly Father guided you. You did what your Heavenly Father asked of you. You bore fruit for His Kingdom and brought glory to His name. You served Him and others with all that was within you. In that way, you lived a life of true greatness far exceeding any worldly definition of greatness. Yes, I did. Let’s get back to you. What about you? Will you live the same life of greatness? Will you do what I did? Will you live as I lived? Will you follow my example? Will you become like me in all that you think and say and do? Will you serve me and others with all that is within you? Will you live the life of true greatness that I have laid out for you? Yes, I will. That will be very good.

Lord, thank you for redefining true greatness. I want to be great, by your definition. I want to live as you lived. I want to do what you did. I want to serve others in all I think, say, and do. Help me to bear fruit for your kingdom as I live to serve you and others. Amen

Key Question…  How has Jesus Christ redefined what constitutes true greatness in the way He thought, spoke, and acted?

Living It Out…  Follow the Lord’s example by serving others in all you think, say, and do.

Seeing It Happen…  Have faith that you can live a life of greatness by following the Lord’s example of serving others.

Get Ready To Share…  Share with another person or your small group how you are following the Lord’s example by serving others.

Prayer To Bless Others…  May you follow the Lord’s example by serving others.

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