Imitators Of God

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Becoming Like Christ - Day 195 - Ephesians 5:1-2 - Imitators Of God - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ – Day 195 – Ephesians 5:1-2 – Imitators Of God – Growing As Disciples

Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. Ephesians 5:1-2 (NIV)  

An Example

That is what I want my life to be. What’s that? I want my life to be a living and fragrant sacrifice to you. What does that mean? I want to go and do what you ask of me. I want to be at your service. I want to know and do your will. I want to accomplish your purposes and fulfill your plans. Will that be very difficult for you? Will going and doing my will be demanding of you? Will serving me require giving your all and very best effort? Yes and no. How can your answer be both yes and no? Serving you with all my heart and mind and soul and strength will never be easy. Giving myself to you as a living sacrifice and fragrant offering will always require my very best. This is the yes part of my answer. But giving my all and best effort to serve you is the desire of my heart. There is nothing I want more than to be a fragrant offering to you. So, how difficult and demanding can it be to do what is the desire of heart? I have great joy in loving and following and serving you. That is the no part of my answer. No, it will not be difficult to serve you because I love you. Yes, it is difficult to serve you because it will require my all and very best effort. Your answers are very good. 

What has helped you in giving your all and very best effort to me? I have had an example to follow. I want to think and speak and act like Christ. I want to follow His example. I want to love like He loved. I want to give like He gave. I want to serve like He served. I want to go and do what He did. That is very good. How is it that you are coming to know and live out Christ’s example? Your word has shown me what He thought, what He said, and what He did. Your Holy Spirit has taken your word and applied it to my life. So, as I have listened to your word and followed the guidance of your Holy Spirit I have been coming to know and live out the example that Christ has set before me. That is very good. Keep on meeting with me in my word. Keep on listening to my Holy Spirit speaking to you. Then you will keep on offering yourself to me as a fragrant offering and living sacrifice to me. That is what I want. That is what I will do. That is very good. 

Lord, thank you for giving me an example to follow. I want to become like you in all I think, say and do. Help me to live like you lived. Help me to live as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. Help me to go and do what you did. Help me to love like you loved. Amen

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An Instructed Tongue

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Becoming Like Christ - Day 194 - Isaiah 50:4 - An Instructed Tongue - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ – Day 194 – Isaiah 50:4 – An Instructed Tongue – Growing As Disciples

The Sovereign LORD has given me an instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary. He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being taught. Isaiah 50:4 (NIV)

Weary

Well, I’m weary. If I’m weary, how will my words ever be able to sustain others who are weary? That is a very good question with a very simple answer. What’s that? Your words will never be able to sustain others who are weary. That is no surprise to me. Don’t think that you or anyone else will be able to live off of your words. Living on the power of your own thoughts, words and actions will guarantee one thing. What’s that? You will be weary. That then, is why I am weary right now. I have been relying in myself. That is a very important discovery. 

Is there something you would like to do differently? Is there a different way that you would like to live? Yes, I would like to live by your power. I want to be sustained by your words. I wanted to be lifted up, encouraged and strengthened by you. That is a very good desire. But desire is not enough. What action will you take? What will you do differently? I will listen to you. I will allow myself to hear from you. I will awaken to your voice. I will listen to all that you have to say to me. How will you allow yourself to be awaken so that you can hear my voice speaking to you? There is no mystery to that. In the morning, I will get up to meet with you. I will meet with you in your word. I will allow your word to sustain and strengthen me. I will allow your word to teach and train me. I will allow your word to develop my thoughts, form my words and guide my actions. That will be very good.

What will happen to you as you continue to meet with me in my word? I will be readied to be used by you. How so? Your teaching and training will prepare me to minister to others. As you sustain and strengthen me, I will be able to sustain and strengthen others with your words. As you teach and train me, I will be able to teach and train others with your words. You will give me an instructed tongue. I will not be speaking my words. I will not be living by the power of my own words. No, your words will be working in and through me. Your words working in and through me will make me able to lift up, encourage and strengthen others. Yes, they will. Keep on meeting with me in the morning. Keep on listening to me. Keep on being taught by me. Yes Lord, I will. That will be very good. Thank you, Lord.

Lord, there is no doubt about it. I am weary. Here I am in your presence. You have opened my ears. I am ready, willing and able to hear from you. Teach me. Use your word to sustain me so I will be able to speak words that will sustain others who are weary. Amen

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Called You Friends

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Becoming Like Christ - Day 193 - John 15:12-17 - Called You Friends - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ – Day 193 – John 15:12-17 – Called You Friends – Growing As Disciples

My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit–fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. This is my command: Love each other. John 15:12-17 (NIV)

Bear Fruit

That is exactly what I want to do. What do you want to do? I want to go and bear fruit for your kingdom. I want to bring glory to you name. Why is that? What is your motivation for wanting to serve me? You made yourself known to me. You sought me ought. You rescued me from a life without you. You laid down your life for me. You forgave my sins. You cleansed my unrighteousness. You made it so I could live in an intimate relationship with you. You chose me from out of the world. You adopted me into your family. You made me to be your child. You now call me your friend.  I now love you because you first loved me. Could there be any greater motivation for me to love you with all my heart and mind and soul and strength? Could anything give me a greater desire to go and do what you ask of me? I don’t think so. My heart is filled with joy and gladness. You have given my life hope and meaning and purpose. It is my utmost and highest desire to be used by you. I am at your service. I want to know and do your will. I am ready to love others just like you loved me. I am ready to serve like you served and give like you gave. Point me in the right direction. Give me your assignment. Put me to work. That is a very good request. That is an excellent prayer. Yes, I will use you. Yes, I will give you an assignment. Yes, I will make you able to bear fruit for my kingdom and bring glory to my name. My hand will guide you. My favor rest on you. I will help you to know and do my will. I will guard and guide the course of your life. I will use to accomplish my purposes and fulfill my plans. Thank you, Lord. 

Lord, thank you for choosing me. It is my desire to lay down my life for others. I want my life to be a powerful demonstration of your love in the darkness of this world. Help me to know and do your will. Help me to bear abundant fruit that will last for all eternity. Amen

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Every Opportunity

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Becoming Like Christ - Day 192 - Ephesians 5:15-20 - Every Opportunity - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ – Day 192 – Ephesians 5:15-20 – Every Opportunity – Growing As Disciples

Be very careful, then, how you live–not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit. Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ephesians 5:15-20 (NIV)

Every Opportunity

I will be careful. I will watch out. I will monitor all my thoughts and words and actions. I know that the days are evil. I live in a sin broken world. I don’t want anything about my thoughts or words or actions to hinder my ability to serve you. But I am asking you to help me to live a wise life. I am asking you to help me to be able to know and do your will. I want to be able to make the most of every opportunity you give to me to serve you. Do you believe that I will hear and answer these desires and prayers of yours? Yes, I do, without a doubt. That is very good. Yes, I will hear and answer these desires and prayers of yours. I will help you to live a wise life that is good and right and pleasing to me. I will help you to be wise in all that you think, say and do. Thank you, Lord.

What tool do you think I will use to help you to know and do my will? What tool will I use to help you to be wise in all that you think and so and do? You will use your word. You will use your word to guard and guide all my thoughts and words and actions. Yes, that is exactly what I will use to change your heart, transform your mind and guide your life. Now, does knowing that, place any responsibility on you? Yes, it does. I must come to meet with you in your word. I must take your word deep into my heart and mind and life. I must allow your word to feed and sustain and strengthen me. If you fail to meet with me in my word what will be the result? If I fail to meet with you in your word, I will not be able to know and do your will. I will not be able to live a life that is good and right and pleasing to you because I will not have allowed your word to work in and through me. But that won’t happen to you. No, it won’t. Why is that? I meet with you every day in your word. Yes, you do and that is very good.

How will you be empowered to know and do my will? How will you be made able to make the most of every opportunity I give you to serve me? How will I empower you to do good by ministering to others? Your Holy Spirit will fill me. Your Holy Spirit will empower me. Your Holy Spirit will use your word, like a sword, to work in me, with me, for me and through me so that I can make the most of every opportunity to serve you by ministering to others. That is true. That is right. That is good. Now go with the power of my word and my Spirit working in and through you. Yes Lord, I will. That will be very good.

Lord, I will be careful how I live. Help me to be wise. I want to understand and accomplish your will. Fill me with your Spirit. Empower me to make the best use of opportunity to serve you. Thank you, for every opportunity you will give me to minister to others. Amen

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In His Heart

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Becoming Like Christ - Day 191 - Psalm 37:30 - In His Heart - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ – Day 191 – Psalm 37:30 – In His Heart – Growing As Disciples

The mouth of the righteous man utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks what is just. The law of his God is in his heart; his feet do not slip. Psalm 37:30-31 (NIV)

My Word

What has my word done for you as you have stored it in your heart? I’m not sure where to begin. Your word has changed my heart and transformed my mind. How so? Your word has given me new thoughts to think and words to speak. It is as if your word has scrubbed the crud out of my mind. There were many unhelpful, unhealthy, and unholy thoughts that once occupied my heart and mind. I would battle against ungodly thoughts. I would reject them. I would try to distance myself from them. Most of my efforts were quite unsuccessful. I felt discouraged and depressed and defeated. The more I struggled against improper thoughts the less successful I was. I asked myself, “How can I stop thinking thoughts I don’t want to think?” I did not have the answer. I did not have a clue. Then you came to my rescue. You showed me your way of escape. What was my way of escape? I was trying so hard to not think certain thoughts. That plan was filled with failure. Instead, I began to fill my heart and mind with your word. I listened to your word.  I read and studied your word. I meditated on and memorized your word. I turned your word into my prayers. I taught and shared your word with others. I put your word into practice. In every way, I took hold of your word and your word took hold of me. It has been as if your word has pushed unhelpful, unhealthy and unholy words out of my heart and mind. Your word has certainly given my heart and mind a good scrubbing. I know that your Holy Spirit has taken your word and used it like a sword to fight in me, with me, for me and through me. Your word has been molding and shaping me. Your word has been guarding and guiding me. Your word has made me able to stand against temptation and resist evil. Your word has been given me wisdom. I am no longer discouraged or depressed or defeated. Your word has made it possible for me to live the life you have called me to live. Yes, my word and my Spirit have been doing these things in you, with you, for you and through you. I am so thankful for your word. Keep on storing my word in your heart and mind. Yes Lord, I will. That will be very good. 

Lord, it is my delight to hear your word. It is my joy to have your word hidden in my heart. Use your word to change my heart. Make me able to speak words that are wise and just. Help me to live the life you are calling me to live. Keep my feet from slipping. Amen

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Knowledge Of God

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Becoming Like Christ - Day 190 - Proverbs 2:1-6 - Knowledge Of God - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ – Day 190 – Proverbs 2:1-6 – Knowledge Of God – Growing As Disciples

My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding,  and if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God. For the LORD gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. Proverbs 2:1-6 (NIV)

Know Me 

Do you want to know me? How well do you want to know me? What would you be willing to do to try to know me more intimately? Yes, I want to know you. Nothing is more important to me than to come to know you more intimately. I would be willing to do anything to come to know you more intimately. Give me some examples of what you would do or are doing because you want to know me more intimately. I am meeting with you in prayer. I have been quieting myself before you so that I will be able to hear from you. I am inclining my ear to you. I am listening attentively to you. I have treasured whatever you have had to say to me. I have been asking you for wisdom, insight and understanding. Yes, you have. That is very good. I am meeting with you in your word. Your word is more valuable to me than any hidden treasure. I am storing up your word in my heart. I am letting your word dwell in me richly. I am putting your word into practice. I know that you have been using your word to change my heart, transform my mind and guide my life. You have been using your word to mold and shape me. You have been guiding and guarding my life by your word. Yes, I have been using my word in your life in these ways. I have been going and doing what you have asked of me. I have been allowing you to work in and through me. It has been my goal to bear fruit for your kingdom and bring glory to your name. I want to be used by you. I am at your service. I know that I have been coming to know you more intimately as I have followed and served you. Yes, you have. That is very good. I have been allowing you to examine my life. I have been confessing my sins to you. I know that I have received your forgiveness. I have been allowing you to change the thoughts of my mind, words of my mouth and deeds of my life. Yes, you have. That is very good.

Have I done all these things perfectly? Have I loved and followed and served you completely? Have I always been filled with passion to live the life you have called me to live? No, I have fallen short. But I know you are with me to help me to come to know and love and follow and serve you with all my heart and mind and soul and strength. Yes, I am. Keep on seeking me. Yes, I will. That is very good.

Lord, I want to come to know you. I want to live and walk in an intimate relationship with you. I want to have your wisdom and insight and understanding. I will listen carefully to you. I will store up your word in my heart. Guide and guard my life by your word. Amen

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Do Not Fear

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Becoming Like Christ - Day 189 - Isaiah 41:13 - Do Not Fear - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ – Day 189 – Isaiah 41:13 – Do Not Fear – Growing As Disciples

For I am the LORD, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you. Isaiah 41:13 (NIV)

Hold On 

Do not Fear. Hold on to me. I am holding on to you. Yes, you will go through twists and turns and ups and downs in life. You live in a sin broken world. I went through pain and suffering and difficulty. You will go through pain and suffering and difficulty.  I will be with you to help you. You can rely on me. For that I am thankful beyond measure. That is very good.

It is important that you know one thing and do one thing. Can you guess what that would be? Yes, I don’t need to guess. Why is that? You have already told me. What have I told you? You have told me that you are with me. You will help me. You will hold on to me. I must never forget that. That’s right. What must you do? I must hold on to you. I must draw near to you. I must come to rely on you. I must place all my faith and hope and trust in you. You will hold on to me. You will bring me through every difficulty. Yes, I will. You can count on me.

There is something that I have learned as I have looked back over my life. What’s that? I have more clearly seen how you have been with me to help me. I have been able to recognize how you have held on to me. I have come to understand how you have brought me through all the twists and turns and ups and downs of life. That is very good.

There is something else I have learned as you have brought me through difficulties in life. What’s that? Our relationship has grown more intimate as you have held on to me and I have held on to you. That’s true. I know without a doubt and without hesitation that I wouldn’t trade a pain free, smooth sailing life for the intimacy that we have between us because I have learned to hold on to you as you have held on to me. I have come to know you more intimately as I have cried out to you for help. I have come to walk more closely with you as you have helped me through every difficulty in life. Yes, you have. That is very good. Yes, it is and for that I am also thankful beyond measure. I will trust you. I will rely on you. I will place all my faith in you. You will be with me to help me. Yes, I will. Thank you. Lord. 

Lord, I have gone through many twists and turns and ups and downs in life. I have been in fearful situations. You have never left me alone. You have been with me to help. Thank you for taking me by the right hand and leading me through every difficulty in life. Amen

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You Hear My Voice

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Becoming Like Christ - Day 188 - Psalm 5:1-3 - You Hear My Voice - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ – Day 188 – Psalm 5:1-3 – You Hear My Voice – Growing As Disciples

Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my sighing. Listen to my cry for help, my King and my God, for to you I pray. In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation. Psalm 5:1-3 (NIV)

Time And Place

I have set a time and a place to meet with you. I have you firmly on my schedule. I have made meeting with you the absolute priority of my life. I will not let a day go by that I have not met with you. Why is that? Why am I on your schedule? I get distracted. I lose track of what is vitally important. Many times, what has seemed to be urgent but is ultimately unimportant has pushed aside what is actually urgent and of ultimate importance. You are on my schedule, first and foremost, because I have nothing of higher priority or of greater importance than meeting with you. I have not squeezed you into my schedule. No, not at all, everything else in my life comes after and is built around my meeting with you. That is very good.

I have more to say about meeting with you. I’m listening. Having you on my schedule does not mean that once we have met, we are done meeting for the day. Having you on my schedule, in the morning, is the beginning of what I hope will be our dialogue of prayer together throughout each moment of my day. Our meeting together in the morning is the way that I want to start my day with my heart and mind and life focused on you. I know that you will help me to remain attentive to you throughout my day. I will do that for you. 

What do you hope to accomplish as you meet with me in prayer? What is your goal? What is your hope? What is your dream? What is your desire? I am glad that you have asked me these questions. It is my hope and dream and desire to know and to love and to follow and serve you will all my heart and mind and soul and strength. I want to live my life with and for you. I want to walk in an intimate relationship with you. I want to be able to know and do your will. I want to live the life that you have called me to live. Do you believe that I will hear and answer these prayerful desires of your heart? Yes, I believe you will answer these prayerful desires of my heart far beyond what I could ask for or even imagine. It is good that you believe I will hear and answer these prayerful desires of your heart. Why is that? Because this is exactly what I will do for you. Thank you, Lord.

Lord, I will make our time together the absolute priority of my life. Transform my heart and mind and life as I meet with you in prayer. Thank you, for hearing and answering my prayers as I expectantly lay them before you. Thank you for your goodness to me. Amen

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Give Praise To God

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Becoming Like Christ - Day 187 - Luke 17:11-19 - Give Praise To God - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ – Day 187 – Luke 17:11-19 – Give Praise To God – Growing As Disciples

Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met him. They stood at a distance and called out in a loud voice, “Jesus, Master, have pity on us!” When he saw them, he said, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were cleansed. One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him–and he was a Samaritan. Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?” Then he said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.” Luke 17:11-19 (NIV) 

Attitude Of Gratitude

This is an area where I really need to grow. Where do you need to grow? I need to grow in my gratitude. I don’t have much of an attitude of gratitude. I’m not ungrateful. I’m not unthankful. I just fail to recognize and acknowledge and take time to give you thanks and praise for all your goodness to me. I know that this is no small problem. It is a significant flaw. I know without a doubt that it is a sin to fail to give you thanks and praise for all your goodness to me. So, I am confessing my sin to you. I ask you to forgive my lack of . You are forgiven. I am also asking you to help me to develop an attitude of gratitude. I want to be able to recognize and remember and give thanks to you for all your goodness to me. That will be very good.

Where would you like to begin? When do you think might be the time and place for you to give thanks and praise to me? I think that my daily prayers to you should begin with my giving thanks to you. I can enter your presence with praise and thanksgiving. Does that idea have a familiar sound to you? Yes, I have heard that idea expressed frequently in the Psalms. I could recall your goodness and give you glory every day when I draw near to you in prayer. That’s good. When else? I could be watchful and thankful for the goodness of your activity in my life, moment by moment throughout my day. I could spontaneously express gratitude and thankfulness as I recognize your goodness, as I walk through life with you. That will be very good. 

How do you think you might benefit by watching for and recognizing and acknowledging my goodness to you? I will be more aware of your activity in my life. I will be lifted up. I will be encouraged. I will be strengthened. Yes, you will. What else? I will have more joy in my life. Why is that? I will be more aware that you are with me to help me. Yes, you will. That is what I desire for you. You have all my thanks and praise. To you belongs all the glory. It is good to hear all your thanksgiving and praise. Thank you, Lord for your goodness to me. 

Lord, you have done so much for me. You saved me from a life without you. You have made me to be your child. You have given me a life to live with you. You are working in and through my life. You have a place in heaven for me. You have my thanks and praise. Amen

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A Great Project

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Becoming Like Christ - Day 186 - Nehemiah 6:2-4 - A Great Project - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ – Day 186 – Nehemiah 6:2-4 – A Great Project – Growing As Disciples

Sanballat and Geshem sent me this message: “Come, let us meet together in one of the villages on the plain of Ono.” But they were scheming to harm me; so I sent messengers to them with this reply: “I am carrying on a great project and cannot go down. Why should the work stop while I leave it and go down to you?” Four times they sent me the same message, and each time I gave them the same answer. Nehemiah 6:2-4 (NIV)  

An Assignment

You know that you have received an assignment from me. You know that I have given you work to do for me. You are quite clear that I have asked you to go and do something for me. Do you have any doubts? Do you have any questions? Do you have any concerns? No, I do not have any doubts. Yes, I have questions. Yes, I have concerns. Let me hear your questions and concerns. I didn’t expect that the work would be so hard. I didn’t expect to encounter so much difficulty. I certainly wasn’t planning on any opposition. Did you expect your work to be smooth and easy sailing? Yes, I might have had that expectation. Can you tell me why you would have had such an expectation? No, I cannot. I guess I didn’t think things through very carefully. What do you think now? I would say that I should have expected the work to be hard and filled with difficulty and even opposition. Why is that? You experienced difficulty. You encountered opposition. Why wouldn’t I? You were even opposed by those who were your followers. Has that happened to you? Have you received what could be called, “friendly fire?” Yes, some of the most surprising and discouraging opposition I have faced has been from your followers, fellow believers and even friends of mine. I have never called the fire, “friendly”, however. It has been the most painful.  But you have kept on going. You have kept on doing the work I have given you to do for me. Yes, that’s correct. That is very good. 

Why is it so important that you have no doubts about the work I have given you to do for me? Knowing that I am doing what you have asked me to do has kept me focused, steadfast and relentless in continuing to do what you have asked of me. I have not let myself become discouraged or distracted. I have not allowed myself to say yes to some good but lesser tasks or opportunities. Day by day, I have kept on task. Day by day, I have relied on you. Day by day, you have made me able to keep on doing your work. You have been with me to help me. You have given me your power and strength. You have kept on working in and through me. For that, I am very thankful. I will keep on doing the assignment you have given to me. That will be very good.

Lord, I want to be used by you. I will joyfully go and do whatever you have ask of me. I will not quit. I will not become distracted or sidetracked. I will not leave the work you have given me to do. Give me the energy, strength and power to complete your work. Amen

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