Accomplish What I Desire

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Promises - Day 67 - Isaiah 55:10-11 - Accomplish What I Desire - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Promises – Day 67 – Isaiah 55:10-11 – Accomplish What I Desire – Growing As Disciples

As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.  Isaiah 55:10-11 (NIV)

Working in Your Life

My word is working in your life. My word will accomplish the purpose for which I have sent it. Do you know what I purpose and plan to do in your life with my word? Is that something I can know? What do you think? I don’t think you would ask me a question I could not answer, at least, not very often. Tell me then why I have given you my word? You have given me your word so that I can know you and your thoughts. You want to reveal yourself and your will to me. It is not your plan to hide yourself from me. So, I have made myself available to you so I can listen attentively to all that you want to say to me. I don’t want to miss out on even one word you want to say to me.  You have gone to great lengths to make yourself known to me. That’s right.  What else? You have given me your word so that I can think your thoughts and do your will. Knowing your thoughts and your will has shown me how much higher and better your ways are than mine. Knowing your thoughts and your ways has helped me to forsake my own thoughts and ways. I want your word to have free reign in my life. I now know that it is your plan to change my heart and transform my mind as I meditate on your word. Yes, it is. What else? As you change my heart and transform my mind with your word you are also making me able to bear fruit for your kingdom and glory. Just as a rainstorm or a snowstorm waters the earth so is your word refreshing, renewing, and sustaining my life. Your word is causing me to grow into the person you want me to be. Your word is helping me to do what you have called me to do for you. Your word has been my guide. You have taught me to wait and to listen to your word. You have shown me how to rest in your presence so that I can hear from you.  You are guiding every step of my life by your word. Your word has become my delight. Yes, it has. What else? As I bear fruit for your kingdom and glory I am filled with great joy and peace because I know that I am doing what pleases you. I am fulfilling the purpose for which you made me. There is nothing I want more in life than to know you and do your will. There is nothing I want more in life than to have your will accomplished in my life. So, I invite you to speak to me. I am here to listen to your word. I am ready to follow and obey you. I want what you want. I want your word to accomplish everything you have in your mind and in your plan that you have spoken. I welcome your word to work in my life. That is very good. 

Lord, thank you for refreshing and sustaining my life by your word. Your word has been my guide. Your word has shown me that your thoughts and ways are higher than mine. Your word has helped me to bear fruit for you. Your word has given me peace and joy. Amen

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Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - God's Word - Isaiah 55:10-11 - Will Accomplish What I Desire - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – God’s Word – Isaiah 55:10-11 – Will Accomplish What I Desire – Growing As Disciples

As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. Isaiah 55:10-11 (NIV)

What Purpose And Plan? 

What purpose do you think I have in mind when my word goes out to you? What do you think I want my word to accomplish in your life? Those are hard questions to answer. Why is that? You might have a hundred different things you want your word accomplish in my life. Depending on the time, place and circumstance you might have any number of different purposes in mind when you speak to me through your word. On one hand you are right I am asking you difficult questions. On the other hand you are making the answer to my question too difficult. Think about your answer to my questions in a more basic and simple manner.

When you speak to me through your word you are trying to get my attention. There is something that you want to say to me. That’s right. There is something that you want me to know. There is some work that you want your word to accomplish in and through my life. That’s also right. It’s very important for me to listen attentively so that I can hear all that you want to say to me. If I were not very careful it would be easy for me to fail to hear all that you want to say to me. How will you be fully attentive and very careful to listen to all that I have to say to you? I will set aside a time and a place to meet with you in your word. Why is that necessary? The noise and pace of life makes it very hard for me to hear what you have to say to me. I need to slow down and quiet myself before you so I can be fully attentive and able to carefully listen to all that you have to say to me. That’s true. 

As you have been fully attentive and listened carefully to my word what have I accomplished in you? Your word has helped me to know and love you. Your word has helped to do your will. Your word has given me a desire to live my life wholeheartedly with and for you. Your word has guarded and guided the course of my life. Your word has made serving you the mission and goal of my life. Your word has made me to want what you want. Your word made me to want to do what you are doing. In every way I welcome your word into my life to accomplish your purposes and plans that you have for me. That is what my word has done and will keep doing in your life.

Lord, thank you for your word. It is my daily delight to meet with you in your word. Use your word to accomplish your purposes and plans in my life. Use your word to change my heart and transform my mind. Use your word to help me to know and do your will. Amen

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