Wisdom Is Supreme Therefore Get Wisdom

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Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Therefore – Proverbs 4:7 – Wisdom Is Supreme Therefore Get Wisdom – Growing As Disciples

Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding. Proverbs 4:7 (NIV)

Valuable

Nothing is more important than my wisdom. My wisdom will guard your life. My wisdom will guide your path. My wisdom will lengthen your days. My wisdom will bless your life. My wisdom will make you fruitful for me. My wisdom in you will bring glory to my name. Do you want my wisdom? Yes, I want your wisdom. Do you hunger and thirst for my wisdom? Do you yearn for my understanding?  How badly do you want my wisdom? Will you pursue my wisdom with all that is in you? Will you seek after my wisdom with all your heart and mind and soul and strength? Would you pay all that you have for my wisdom? How valuable is my wisdom to you? Is my wisdom more valuable than silver or gold? Is my wisdom more costly diamonds? Nothing is more valuable than your wisdom. Does anything compare with my wisdom? Is anything more important than all that I have to say to you? Nothing compares with your wisdom. Nothing is more important than all that you have to say to me. I will listen to your every word. Do you really believe all that you are saying to me? Yes, I have no doubt about the value of your wisdom.

Since you so value my wisdom what will you do to acquire it? I will ask you for your wisdom. I will never stop praying for your wisdom. I will never stop seeking your guidance. I will always listen to your instruction. I will watch for your direction. I will wait for you to lead and guide my life. I will set aside my thoughts. I will put aside my ways. Your thoughts are so much higher than mine. Your ways are so much better than mine.  I will rely on your wisdom. I will seek your understanding. I will rest in your presence. I will quiet myself before you. I will set apart a place to be with you. I will make time to listen to you. My heart and mind and life will always be open to you. I will receive all the wisdom you have to give me. My prayer for wisdom will never be a one and done prayer. I will continually pursue you and all that you have to say to me. I will follow you and your wisdom. I will obey your wisdom. I will hold on to your instruction. I will put your wisdom into practice as I live my life with and for you.  That will be very good.

Lord, I will listen attentively to your wisdom. I will pursue your wisdom. I will treasure your wisdom. I will hold on to your wisdom. I will put your wisdom into practice as I follow and obey you. Guard and guide my life with all your wisdom. Amen

Key Question…  How will obeying or disobeying wisdom have an impact on the quality and length of your life?

Living It Out…  Be careful to obey all the wisdom that God wants to give to you as you follow Him.

Seeing It Happen Have faith that nothing is more valuable than living your life according to God’s wisdom.

Get Ready To Share… Share with another person or your small group how following God’s wisdom has protected your life.

Prayer To Bless Others…  May you let God’s wisdom guard and guide your life as you follow and obey Him.

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Take Heed Lest He Fall

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Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Therefore- 1 Corinthians 10:12-13 – Take Heed Lest He Fall – Growing As Disciples

Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall. No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it. 1 Corinthians 10:12-13 (ESV) 

Way Out

There are a few things I want you to know about temptation. What do you want me to know? You will experience temptations throughout your life. They will never end. You will never be above temptation. Don’t think that you will ever be so strong that you won’t have to worry about resisting temptation. I was tempted. You will be tempted. This should come as no surprise to you. It doesn’t.

Speaking of surprises, most of your temptations will come as no surprise to you. You should be able to think about when, where, why and how you will be tempted. Do you know why knowing this is important? I’m not sure. Take a guess. I should not allow myself to get into tempting situations. I should remove myself from tempting circumstances. I should remove anything from my life that will feed temptation and cause me to sin. Good guess, that’s exactly right. You will eliminate a lot of temptation simply by guarding where you go, what you do and what you allow into your life. Stay away from every evil temptation that will cause you to sin. Yes Lord, I will.

You will never experience a temptation that is unique to you. Others will experience temptations just like yours. Never think that you have some uniquely powerful temptation that cannot be resisted and overcome. I will never let you be tempted beyond your ability to resist. That’s good. That’s not all.

I will always provide you a way of escape out of temptation. You will need to watch for your way of escape. You will need to take your way of escape immediately. Don’t linger. Don’t delay. You must immediately take the way of escape that I will provide for you. Do you know why you must act immediately? I think so. If I delay taking my way out of temptation, I will fall into temptation and sin. Yes, you will. There is more.

I will also strengthen you against temptation. How will you do that? My word will make you able to stand against temptation. My word with strengthen you. My word will change you as you let it dwell in your heart and mind.  The word of God made me able to resist temptation. The word of God will make you able to resist temptation. Will you let the word of God dwell in you richly? Will you remove yourself from what will feed your temptation to sin? Will you take the way of escape out of temptation that I will provide for you? Yes Lord, I will.

Lord, I will not be overconfident about my ability to stand against temptation. There would be no reason for that. I know you won’t let me be tempted beyond my ability to stand against it. I will watch for and take the way out of temptation you provide for me. Amen

Key Question… What have been some of the ways of escape out of temptation that the Lord has provided for you?

Living It Out…  Never be over confident in standing against temptation, but watch for and immediately take the Lord’s way out of it.

Seeing It Happen…  Have faith that the Lord will provide a way of escape out of temptation for you to watch for and take immediately take.

Get Ready To Share…  Share with another person or your small group how you are watching for and taking the Lord’s way out of temptation.

Prayer To Bless Others…  May you humbly watch for and immediately take the way out of temptation that the Lord provides for you.

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Take Up The Whole Armor Of God

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Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Therefore – Ephesians 6:10-13 – Take Up The Whole Armor Of God – Growing As Disciples

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.  Ephesians 6:10-13 (ESV)

Stand And Fight

This world is a broken place. You know that. Yes, I do. This world is filled with sin and evil of every kind. You also know that. Yes, I do. You already know that you must stand and fight against evil that comes against you personally. Yes, I know that as well. What you do not know well yet is that I have called you to take a stand and fight against evil in the world. Now you have my full attention. Now, you are telling me something new. I’m not now telling you something new. You are now hearing me speak to you in ways that you have never heard me speaking to you before. I was speaking. You were not hearing and listening well to what I had to say to you.  In the past you have thought that your battles against evil were primarily personal and individual. You will still face those kinds of battles in life. Make no mistake about that. You will still need to be prayerful and watchful regarding your personal and individual battles with evil in the world as you follow and serve me. I will. That will be very good. 

Have you not noticed what makes you angry? Angry? How does my anger have anything to do with your calling me to fight evil in the world? Do I really have to answer that question for you? I think maybe I could answer that question. But, I really want to hear you answering it for me. It would help me. I would be greatly encouraged by hearing your answer. All right then, I will answer this question for you. You get angry when you see injustice in the world. You get angry when you see people being treated unfairly. You get angry when anyone is being abused and mistreated. That is your hot button. That is what gets you motivated. This is what drives you nuts. Look where I have led you. Look at how I have used you. You have wanted to right wrongs. You have wanted to come to the aid of those who have been unjustly and unfairly treated. You have wanted to help those who have been bruised and battered by life. Does any of this surprise you? No, not really, not at all. This is how I have created you. This is how I want to use you. This is how I will be using you in the future. Get ready to take a stand and fight. I will be with you to help you. Yes Lord, I will.

Lord, I know I will never be able to stand against the devil and his evil with my own strength. Thank you for your armor that will protect me from him. I will take on all the strength you give me. I will put on your armor so I can fight against evil in this world. Amen

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Continue To Work Out Your Salvation

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Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Therefore – Philippians 2:12-13 – Continue To Work Out Your Salvation – Growing As Disciples

Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed–not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence–continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose. Philippians 2:12-13 (NIV)

I’m Working

How have I worked for you? That is a question that I am very happy to answer. You came into this world for me. You lived and died for me. You paid for my sins on the cross. You forgave all my sin. You cleansed me of all my unrighteousness. You rescued me from a life without you. You made me able to live in a close and intimate relationship with you. You filled me with your Holy Spirit as both a sign and guarantee of my new life now and forever in you. You have given me a new life to live. You have given me hope and meaning and purpose in life. I have a new direction in life. What is that direction? I will follow you as you lead me through life. I will go where you guide me. I will do all that you ask of me. Yes, you will.

How have I worked in you? That is another question that I am excited to answer. You have changed my heart and transformed my mind. How have I done that? Am I done changing your heart and transforming your mind? No, you are not finished with me yet, not by a long shot. You will continue to change my heart and transform my mind until the day that I come to live forever in heaven with you. Yes, I will. Tell me more about how I have been changing your heart and transforming your mind. You have used your word to change my heart and transform my mind. Your word has given me your thoughts to think and feelings to feel. Your word has helped me to both know and do your will. How so? As I have let your word dwell in me richly my old thoughts and ways have been replaced with your thoughts and ways. Now, it is my delight to know and do your will because I love you with all my heart and mind and soul and strength. Yes, you do.

How have I worked through you? This question also gives me great joy to be able to answer. Why is that? It is astounding to know, that you, the God of the universe, want to work through me. I am humbled. I am in awe. I am at your service. Use me whenever, wherever and however you desire. Nothing would please me more than to be used by you. Use me in small ways. Use me in large ways. Use me in any way. It will be enough for me to know that I have been used by you. I want to bear fruit for your kingdom. I want to bring glory to your name. Yes, you will.

Lord, thank you for rescuing me from a life without you. You are my Savior and Lord. I love you with all my heart and mind and soul and strength. I will follow you where you lead me. I will do all that you ask of me. Help me to live out my life of salvation in you. Amen

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Not Running Aimlessly

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Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Therefore – 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 – Not Running Aimlessly – Growing As Disciples

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore I do not run like a man running aimlessly; I do not fight like a man beating the air. No, I beat my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize. 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 (NIV)

Olympic Effort

Your life of faith is like a race. Do you want to run well as you follow me? Are you running your race of faith with a desire to win? Yes, I want to run well as I follow you. Yes, I am running to win. I don’t want anything to distract me. I won’t look left or right or behind me. My eyes will look straight forward as I follow you. I know that you will help me to run the race of faith. I know that you will make me able to win the race of faith. Yes, I will.

What might distract you on your race of faith? What might hinder you from running well? Things that are of this world might hinder me from running well. Like what? The lust of the flesh might hinder me from running well. I will need to make sure that lustful and fleshly desires don’t pull me off course and prevent me from running well. I will need to separate myself from any situations and circumstance that might powerfully tempt me. That’s true. What else? The lust of the eyes might hinder me from running well. I will need to be very careful about what I allow my eyes to see. Many times I have wanted what I couldn’t have or certainly didn’t need. I will need to stop looking at whatever might allure and entice to want what I don’t have and don’t need. That’s right. What else? The pride of life might hinder me from running well. I will need to be very careful that I am not attracted and drawn to prideful things in life. Like what? I have been tempted by power and prestige. I have wanted to be someone that does great things. These desires can lead me down the wrong path and take me off of the course you have laid out for me. Yes, they can. You will do well to be on guard against any of these evils. You are right. They do have the potential to hinder you from running and finishing well in the race of faith.

How are you in training as you follow me? Are you giving an Olympic effort in your training as you follow and serve me? I’m not sure. I do know that I am fully available to whatever training you have in mind for me. I will go anywhere you guide me. I will do anything you ask of me. I am meeting with you daily in your word. I know that you are teaching and training me. If you have more in mind I will welcome it with all my heart and mind and soul and strength. I am at your service. I am running hard in my life of faith as I follow you. Yes, you are running hard and well. I do have more in mind for you. Follow me. Yes Lord, I will.

Lord, I have entered the race. I love you with all my heart and soul and mind and strength. You are my Savior and Lord. I am in training as I follow and serve you. Let nothing distract me from running well. Let nothing disqualify me from receiving the prize. Amen

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So Walk In Him

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Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Therefore – Colossians 2:6-7 – So Walk In Him – Growing As Disciples

Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving. Colossians 2:6-7 (ESV)

Vitally Connected

You have received me into your life. I am your Savior and Lord. That’s right. What does receiving me as your Savior and Lord mean to you? You have given me a new life to live. My old life is dead and gone. Now I will live my life with and for you. I will live as you lived. I will walk as you walked. My new life will look and be completely different from my old life. I am a changed person on the inside and out. Yes, you are.

Keep walking with me. I will be working in and through you as you follow me. It is true that you were made new on the first day that you received me into your life. You were set apart for my purposes. But, my work in and through your life will be ongoing and new everyday. Yes, Lord I will walk close to you. I will follow you wherever you lead me. I will do whatever you ask of me.

Let your roots grow deep in me. Receive your nourishment from me. Drink deeply of all that I have for you. Come to me for all that you will need. Your journey through life will be exhausting. Let me revive and refresh your life. Come to rest in my presence. Let me restore your soul. Yes, Lord I will draw near to you. I know that you will also draw near to me. Yes, I will draw near to you. 

Make me the sure foundation of your life. Let yourself be built up in me. Build your life on my word. Listen attentively to all that I have to say to you. Don’t be distracted. Don’t be swayed. Don’t follow after the world and all that it has to offer. Don’t allow yourself to race after what will not satisfy or sustain you. Don’t seek security in what will never bring you peace. Trust in me. I will guard and guide you through life. I am your future and your hope. One day you will come to live forever in heaven with me. Yes, I will. I look forward to that day.

Let me establish you in your faith. Trust in me through all the storms of life. Hang on to me. I will hang on to you. I will never let you go. I will never leave you. I will never forsake you. You are my child. I have you in the palm of my hand. Take refuge in me. Have faith in me. Yes Lord, all my faith is in you. I will hang on to you. I will take refuge in you. You are my shelter in every storm. Yes, I am.

Lord, I am so thankful for who you are and all that you have done for me. You are so good to me. My life is overflowing with thanks and praise to you. You are my Savior and Lord. I am yours. You are mine. Yes, I am.

Lord, thank you for all that I have received in you. You have helped me to remain vitally connected to you. You have made it so my faith could be rooted, established and strengthened as I live my life with and for you. I will keep on following you. Amen

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Stand Firm

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Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Therefore – 1 Corinthians 15:58 – Stand Firm – Growing As Disciples

Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. 1 Corinthians 15:58 (NIV)

Go All Out

Go all out. Give yourself fully to my work. Don’t hesitate. Don’t hold back. Move forward with me. Follow me to where I lead you. Do all that I ask of you. Will you do this for me? Yes Lord, I will go all out to serve you. I will hold nothing in reserve. I will not hold back. I will not hesitate. I will not retreat. I will move forward with you. I know that you will give me the power and strength to do all that you are calling me to do for you. Yes, I will. I know that my labor for you will never be in vain. I know that it would be impossible for me to misspend my life in serving you. You will help me to bear an abundance of fruit for your kingdom. You will help me to bring glory to your name. Yes, I will. There is no place I would rather go than to where you are leading me. There is nothing I would rather do than all that what you ask of me. Why are you so willing to wholeheartedly serve me? I am willing to serve you not because I should or must. I am willing to serve you because I love you with all my heart and mind and soul and strength. Doing anything less than an all out effort or anything else than serving you has no appeal to me. I want to do what you want me to do for you. I want to know you. I want to walk in your ways. I can see that. 

What makes you so certain? Why are you so sure that your life will never be misspent serving me? Why will nothing move you? Why will nothing prevent you from going all out to serve me? I know who you are. I know what you have done for me. Tell me who I am. Tell me what I have done for you. You are my Savior and Lord. You lived and died for me. You gave your all for me. Yes, I did. I want to give my all for you. I also know my future. What is your future? One day I will come to live forever in heaven with you. That’s right. I also know that you will want me to tell you what I have done with my life. You will want to see the fruit that I have born for your kingdom. You will want to see that I have brought glory to your name. You will want to tell me that I have done well as your good and faithful servant. Yes, I will. That is why I am going all out for you now. That is very good.

Lord, thank you for the certainty that one day I will come to live forever in heaven with you. Right now, in this life, I will go all out to serve you. I will not work only for the rewards of this life. I want to bear fruit for your kingdom and bring glory to your name. Amen

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Pray Earnestly To The Lord

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Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Therefore – Matthew 9:37-38 – Pray Earnestly To The Lord – Growing As Disciples

Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”  Matthew 9:37-38 (ESV)

Your Harvest

I have called you. I have sent you. You are now working as one of my laborers in my harvest. You will go where I guide you. You will do what I ask of you. Yes Lord, I heard your call. It gives me great joy to be sent to do work that you have given me to do for you. I will do whatever you ask of me. I will go wherever you guide me. That is very good.

Have you noticed that the harvest is plentiful? Have you noticed that the laborers in my harvest are few? Yes, there have been many times that I have felt overwhelmed by the work that needed to be done. I have been discouraged by the so few that have stepped forward to do your work. Don’t be discouraged. I am with you to help you. I will strengthen you. I will revive and refresh your life. I will work in and through you. Your work for me will never be in vain. I will make you able to bear fruit for my kingdom and bring glory to my name. You can come to rely on me. I will come to you for all the help that I will need. That is very good.

What help do you need right now? I need you to send out more laborers into your harvest. That is a good prayer. That is a prayer that is according to my will. I am glad that you are asking this of me. Why is that? You tell me. You want me to acknowledge that you are in charge of the harvest. You will help me to work in your harvest. Yes, I will. But it is still your harvest. Yes, it is my harvest. You will guide the work of my hands in your harvest. Yes, I will. But it is you who will make me to be fruitful working in your harvest. Yes, I will. Apart from you I can do nothing. That’s right. My working harder would never bear the amount of fruit that more of your workers can accomplish. That’s true. You want me to acknowledge not only that it is your harvest and also that it is your workers that you will bring into your harvest. As I pray, I will be dependent on you to make me fruitful and to bring other workers alongside me to labor together in your harvest. So, I will pray earnestly for you to send more workers into you harvest. That will be very good. 

Lord, I will pray earnestly to you to send out more workers into your harvest. Just as you called me, I know that you will call others. Just as you sent me, I know that you will send others. Use us all to bear fruit for your kingdom and bring glory to your name. Amen

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Submit To God

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Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Therefore – James 4:7- Submit To God – Growing As Disciples

Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.  James 4:7 (NKJV)

Your Love

At one time I thought it would be a never-ending battle for me to submit myself to you. I thought it would be a white-knuckle affair that would require every ounce of my strength and energy in order for me to submit myself to you. I expected that I would constantly fail in even my best efforts to submit myself to you. Why have you held all these thoughts? Let me first start by saying that I know that I don’t perfectly submit myself to you. I do come up short. I do sin. I do make mistakes. I do fail to follow and obey you perfectly. But, I have much more to say about submitting myself to you. I am listening. I want to submit myself to you. Why do you want to submit yourself to me? Your love has changed me. I want to submit myself to you because you love me. I want to submit myself to you because I love you. That’s quite different than trying to submit myself to you because I should or must. That’s quite different than very reluctantly and slowly choosing to submit myself to you over the pleasures of sin. Now I want everything about me to be submitted to you. Like what? I want the thoughts of my mind to be submitted to you. I want to think thoughts that please you. I want the desires of my heart to be submitted to you. I want to want what you want. I want to know and do your will. I want to live and walk in your ways. I want you to both give and grant the desires of my heart. I want the words of my mouth to be submitted to you. I want to speak words that come from you. I want my words to build others up rather than tear them down. I want the deeds of my life to be submitted to you. I want to go where you guide me. I want to do what you ask of me. I want to accomplish everything that you have laid out in advance for me to do. I want to bear an abundance of fruit for your kingdom. I want to bring glory to your name. These are all desires of a heart and mind and life that is submitted to you. Yes, they are. I know that it will give me great joy to live my life in submission to you. Yes, It will.

There is something else that I know. There is something else that I have to say. What’s that? Evil can’t find a home in a heart and mind and life that is submitted to you. No, it cannot. As I submit myself to you I am also resisting evil. Yes, you are. As I submit myself to you the devil and all his evil must flee from me. That’s right. I will keep submitting myself to you because you love me and I love you. Yes, you will.

Lord, your love has changed me. Your love has passionately motivated my desire to submit myself to you. I want your thoughts on my mind and your desires on my heart. I will submit myself fully to you. I will resist the devil so he and all his evil will flee from me. Amen

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Submit Yourselves

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Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Be wretched and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you. James 4:7-10 (ESV)

Drawing Near

I know that I am a sinner. I have sinned against you in my thoughts, words, and deeds. I have done what I shouldn’t have done. I have left undone what I should have done. My heart has not been pure. I have had a double mind. My behavior has been wretched. I take my own sinfulness seriously. This is no laughing matter. I am deeply sorry that I have sinned against you in so many ways. With a humble heart, I am bowing down before. I am admitting my sin to you. That’s good.

I am so thankful that you have made it so I can turn away from my sin to follow you. You got my attention. You turned my life around. You helped me to see the error of my ways. You gave me a desire to know you. You gave me a hunger to seek you. Now, I love you with all my heart and mind and soul and strength. Now, I want what you want. Now, I want to live my life completely for you. That’s very good.

I am holding on to your promises. I am drawing near to you. I know that you will draw near to me. There is no exception clause. No there is not. I can count on you drawing near to me as I draw near to you. Yes, you can. I will never leave you or forsake you. You may not always feel my closeness. You may not also realize that I am with you. But, you can hold on to me because I will be holding on to you. You are my child. I am your Heavenly Father.

I am counting on you. I am trusting in you. I know that I cannot live a life that pleases you without your power and strength. No, you cannot. As I draw near to you and you draw near to me I will be resisting the devil and all the evil he will try to throw at me. I will allow your word to dwell in me richly. I know that your word will help me to think your thoughts and do your will. Yes, it will. I know that your word will change my heart and transform my mind. Yes, it will. I know that your word will push evil thoughts out of my heart and mind and life. Yes, it will. You will cleanse me with your word. Yes, I will. Your word will make me able to live and walk in ways that please you. Your word will make me able to stand against every evil and temptation. I will trust in you and all that you have to say to me as I draw near to you. That will be very good.

Lord, I am drawing near to you. I am humbling myself before you. I am turning away from evil and withdrawing from sin. I am submitting myself to you. Cleanse and heal me. I will walk in your ways. Use your word to push evil out of my heart and mind. Amen

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