Since This Is Your Heart’s Desire

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Wisdom - 2 Chronicles 1:11-12 - Since This Is Your Heart's Desire - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Wisdom – 2 Chronicles 1:11-12 – Since This Is Your Heart’s Desire – Growing As Disciples

God said to Solomon, “Since this is your heart’s desire and you have not asked for wealth, riches or honor, nor for the death of your enemies, and since you have not asked for a long life but for wisdom and knowledge to govern my people over whom I have made you king, therefore wisdom and knowledge will be given you. And I will also give you wealth, riches and honor, such as no king who was before you ever had and none after you will have.” 2 Chronicles 1:11-12 (NIV)

One Request

If there were one thing that you could ask for, what would it be? If you were certain that I would grant your one request, what would you want? I know what that request would be without hesitation. You do? Tell me what is the desire of your heart? That’s exactly where my request comes from. I want and desire to love you with all my heart all the days of my life. Do you think that is something that I can grant and make happen? Yes, I do without a doubt. Why do you say that? I know that I love you because you first loved me. It is your love that drew me to you. Your love for me fanned the flames of my love for you. Yes, it did and you believe that I can keep fanning the flames of your love for me? Yes, I do. Why do you think so? As I draw near to you I see your goodness, kindness, mercy and love toward me. Your love feeds and sustains my life. Your love gives me peace, hope and joy. There is no place that I would rather be than in your presence and living in your love. Your love keeps drawing me to you. You lavish me with your love. Your love leaves me wanting to know you. Your love leaves me wanting to follow and obey you. Your love leaves me wanting to serve you with all my being and strength. Your love is changing my heart and transforming my mind. Your love is molding and shaping my life and making me into the person you always wanted and planned for me to be. My response to your love can only and always be to love you with the same love that you have given to me.

So, I am absolutely certain of the request I want to make from you. I am just as certain that you will hear and answer this request and for that I am so thankful. Yes, I heard this request of yours. It is the very best request. I am pleased to hear and pleased to answer this request of yours.

Do you know why your request is the best one you could have made? Yes, I do. Tell me why. Everything you have done and want to do in my life flows through your love for me and my love for you. Your love gives to me what you want me to have. My love for you makes me able to receive what you want me to have as a gift from you. Yes, it does. Consider your request already granted now and forever more. Yes Lord, I will.

Lord, knowing and loving you is the desire of my heart. If I could know and love you deeply that would be enough for me. That is my prayer and the request of my heart. I want to know you and live in your love now and forever. Amen

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Whoever Watches The Wind

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Promises - Day 302- Ecclesiastes 11:4 - Whoever Watches The Wind - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Promises – Day 302 – Ecclesiastes 11:4 – Whoever Watches The Wind – Growing As Disciples

Whoever watches the wind will not plant; whoever looks at the clouds will not reap. Ecclesiastes 11:4 (NIV)

Bold And Timely Steps Of Faith

Will you wait for my guidance? Will you follow my instructions? Will you listen to my counsel? Will you neither run ahead of me or lag behind me? Will you go where I guide you? Will you do what I ask of you? Will you take bold and timely steps of faith with me? Yes, I will wait for your guidance, follow your instructions, and listen to your counsel. I won’t run ahead of you or lag behind you. I will go where you guide me to do what you ask of me. But I do have a question. What’s that? What is a bold and timely step of faith? That is a good question. It is wise that you didn’t quickly pass over those words. Why is that? I will ask you a few questions. Have you always gone and done what I asked you without delay? Have you sometimes procrastinated by waiting for perfect conditions? Have you ever lost an opportunity because you did not act without delay? Those are tough questions. Why is that? I have delayed doing what you have asked of me. I have waited for more perfect conditions before I took an action. I have lost opportunities because I did not act without delay. That is true.

Now, I want to caution you here. How so? What have you done more often? Have you more often lagged behind me, or have you more often run ahead of me? I have more often run ahead of you without consulting you. That is true. I want you to neither run ahead of me or lag behind me. I want you to wait for my guidance, follow my instructions and listen to my counsel. If you do that you will know when to wait and when to act. If you do that then you will not wait for perfect conditions before you act. Do you understand? Yes, I understand.

I will ask you a few more questions. I am listening. Have the conditions ever been perfect when I have called on you to act?

Have you ever felt completely ready and totally prepared to go and do what I have asked of you? Have I asked you to take bold and timely steps of faith as you have followed and served me? No conditions have ever been perfect, nor have I ever felt completely ready and totally prepared to go and do what you asked of me. Taking a bold and timely step with you has always required faith in you from me. Will you take bold and timely steps of faith with me? Yes Lord, I will. That will be very good.

Lord, I will neither run ahead of you or lag behind you. I will wait for your guidance. I will not procrastinate by waiting for perfect conditions before I go and do what you ask of me. Help me to take bold and timely steps of faith. Use me to bear fruit for you. Amen

Key Question…  How has the Lord helped you to know when was the right time to take a step of faith?

Living It Out…  Make it your practice to take bold and timely steps of faith to do what the Lord asks of you.

Seeing It Happen…  Have faith to take bold and timely steps of faith to do what the Lord asks of you.

Get Ready To Share…  Share with another person or your small group how you are taking bold and timely steps of faith with the Lord.

Prayer To Bless Others…  May you take bold and timely steps of faith to do what the Lord asks of you.

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