Let Us Go Up

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Let Us - Micah 4:2 - Let Us Go Up - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Let Us – Micah 4:2 – Let Us Go Up – Growing As Disciples

Many nations will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths.” The law will go out from Zion, the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. Micah 4:2 (NIV)

Teach Me

Do you really want to know me? Do you really want to know my will? Do you really want to walk in my ways? I know that I should not be too quick to answer each of your questions. I know that I should carefully consider each one of them. Why is that? Saying yes to each of your questions will require something of me. There is a cost to saying yes to what you are asking of me. I can’t say yes to you and then go on my own way, living my own life, just as I have done and gone before. What is the cost of saying yes to the questions that I am asking of you? What is the cost of saying yes to me?

You want all of me. I can’t give you a part of me. I can’t just give you time on my calendar or a spot in my day. Knowing you. Knowing your will. Walking in your ways. None of these are part time commitments. Saying yes to you will require giving to you all that I am, all that I have and all that I hope to be to you. Yes, it will.

You will have a multitude of new questions to ask me on each and every day of my life. They will all come back to these fundamental questions. Do I want to know you? Do I want to know your will? Do I want to walk in your ways? Each new question will give me the opportunity to reaffirm my saying yes to you. Yes, it will.

There is something that I want to be clear about in my heart and mind. There is something I want to clear up once and for all. There is something that I want to say on the record. What’s that? When I gave myself to you and received you into my life as my Savior and Lord I said yes to you. My yes wasn’t qualified. I said that I wanted to know you. I said that I wanted to love you. I said that I wanted to follow and serve you. That is when I started to say that I really do want to know you, your will and yours ways. That is when I said that I would follow you to where you led me to do what you would ask of me. Yes, you did.

What are you asking of me right now? What do you want from me today? Come to me so I can teach you. Come to me so you can know me. Come to me so I can show you my will. Come to me so you can walk in my ways. Yes Lord, I will.

Lord, it is the desire of my heart to know you. I hunger and thirst and yearn to go to spend time and be in your presence. Help me to sit at your feet to be taught by you. I want to know your will so I can walk in your ways.  Amen

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Let Us Worship And Bow Down

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Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Promises – Day 305 – Psalm 95:6-8 – Let Us Worship And Bow Down – Growing As Disciples

Come, let us worship and bow down. Let us kneel before the LORD our maker,  for he is our God. We are the people he watches over, the flock under his care. If only you would listen to his voice today!  The LORD says, “Don’t harden your hearts as Israel did at Meribah, as they did at Massah in the wilderness. Psalm 95:6-8 (NLT)

Bow Down And Worship

Will you bow down and worship me? Will you kneel before me? Yes, I will bow down and worship you. Why will you bow down and worship me? Do I need a reason to bow down and worship you? I don’t ask that question with any disrespect. What is on your mind? What are you thinking? Without coming up with reasons, I know that it is the desire of my heart to bow down and worship you. You created me to have this desire in me. I want to bow down to worship you. Those all sound like reasons why you want to bow down to worship me. I suppose that is true, yes, they are reasons to want to bow down to worship you. Can you also come up with additional reasons why you want to bow down and worship me? Yes, I can come up with many reasons to bow down and worship you. Let me hear them. You love and care for me. You are my Good Shepherd. You sought me out when I wandered away from you. You brought me to yourself. You healed my bruised and battered and broken life. You have revived and refreshed and restored me.  I have been and am now like a sheep that is under your care. You are my Savior. You came into this world to live and die for me. You turned my life around. You made it so I can be forgiven of my sin and cleansed of my unrighteousness. You made it so I could be righteous in your sight. You filled me with your Spirit. You pulled me out of darkness and have allowed me to walk in the light with you. You have been guarding and guiding me through life. You rescued me from a life without you both now and forever. You have a place secured for me in heaven. For all these reasons, with a heart full of joy and gladness and thanksgiving I will bow down and worship you. That is very good. Do you have any other ideas? Do you have anything more to say? I will bow down and worship you because you are my Lord. I am at your disposal. I am ready for your use. I will go where you guide me. I will do what you ask of me. My life is in your hands. For that I am grateful. For that I am thankful. For that I am filled with unending joy. That is very good. Yes, it is. Thank you, Lord.

Lord, you are my maker. You created me with the desire to bow down and worship you. You are my Savior and Lord. It is my joy to submit myself to your leadership over my life. With a glad heart, I will love and follow and serve you all the days of my life. Amen 

Key Question…  How does knowing that you are under the Lord’s care fill you with desire to bow down and worship Him?

Living It Out…  Bow down and worship the Lord, your maker, so you can hear His voice leading and guiding you through life.

Seeing It Happen…  Have faith that you hear the Lord’s voice leading and guiding you through life as you bow down to worship Him.

Get Ready To Share…  Share with another person or your small group how bowing down to worship the Lord has helped you to follow Him.

Prayer To Bless Others…  May you bow down and worship the Lord, your maker, because He loves and cares for you.

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Follow Me

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Becoming Like Christ - Day 133 - Matthew 4:18-22 - Follow Me - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ – Day 133 – Matthew 4:18-22 – Follow Me – Growing As Disciples

As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.” At once they left their nets and followed him. Going on from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John. They were in a boat with their father Zebedee, preparing their nets. Jesus called them, and immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him. Matthew 4:18-22 (NIV)  

Kingdom Harvest 

Would you be willing to drop anything or everything you were doing to go and do what I asked of you? Would you allow my call to alter, and in fact define, the entire course of your life? Would you welcome my purposes and plans into your life, as your very own? Would you keep your eyes and ears open to my call on your life? Would take a second look at interruptions to your schedule to consider if I am giving you a unique opportunity to serve me? Would you make following and serving me the absolute priority of your life? Wow, you have asked me a lot of questions. Do you have an answer to my questions? Yes, I do. I hope that my life has already demonstrated that I will say yes to whatever you ask me to go and do for you. Do I think that I have always given an immediate unqualified yes to you? No, I do not. Sometimes, I have not said yes to you. Sometimes, I have been dull and distracted and unwilling or unable to hear from you. Sometimes, I have gone and done the opposite of what you have asked of me. Sometimes, I have reluctantly and begrudgingly gone and done what you asked of me. Sometimes, I have had a less than perfect attitude even when I have said yes to you. For all these failings, I ask for your forgiveness. You are forgiven. Thank you for all the forgiveness I have in you. I am so thankful for the many and ongoing opportunities you continue to give me to go and do what you ask of me. You have never given up on me. No, I have not. Nor will I ever give up on you. It is my pleasure and joy to be used by you. It is my hope and prayer and desire to bear fruit for your kingdom and bring glory to your name. I want to be a fisher of men. I wanted to be actively working in your kingdom harvest. Make me who you want me to be. Give me what you want me to do. That is the prayer of my heart. I will hear and answer that prayer. Thank you, Lord. 

Lord, I am willing to drop anything and everything to go and do what you ask of me. I am at your service. I am fully available to you. Make me to be a fisher of men. Help me to lead others to you. Use me in your kingdom harvest. Give me work to do for you. Amen

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All Who Are Thirsty

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Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Transformation – Isaiah 55:1-3 – All Who Are Thirsty – Growing As Disciples

“Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost. Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and your soul will delight in the richest of fare. Give ear and come to me; hear me, that your soul may live. I will make an everlasting covenant with you, my faithful love promised to David. Isaiah 55:1-3 (NIV)  

Are You Thirsty?

Are you thirsty? Are you hungry? Am I hungry and thirsty for what? Are you hungry and thirsty for a new kind of life? What do you mean by that? Perhaps, I should ask you several more questions to help you to know what I am talking about? That would probably be very helpful. Alright then, I will ask you these questions. Are you weary? Are you worn out? Does your life lack hope and meaning and purpose? Do you feel lost and without direction in life? Do you feel like your life is running on empty? Have you tried to fill that emptiness? Have you discovered that chasing after all the world has to offer will never satisfy your soul? Do you know that this world will never supply what will refresh your life? That’s probably enough questions. I have a very good idea of what you are talking about. That’s good.

How will you answer my questions? Do you have any answers? I know what you are talking about. You do? You are talking about me. You know me. Yes, I know you. You know that I have chased after all that the world has to offer. You know that I have tried to fill the emptiness inside of me. Yes, I do. You know that I am out of gas. You know that I am weary and worn out. I have let my life get too busy. I have chased after what is not important. I have neglected what is vital. What is vital? That is such an important question. I need to ask myself that question every day. What is unimportant and what is vital? That question should be ever before me. The things of this life that will one day all pass away are ultimately unimportant. My relationship with you is vital. Living in an intimate relationship with you is vitally important. Only you can refresh and satisfy my soul. In your presence, I can find peace and rest. You are the one who gives hope and meaning and purpose to my life. You will fill me up. You will keep me from running on empty. With you, I will never run out of gas. That’s true. That’s right. That is for sure.

So, what will you do? I will draw near to you. I will come to rest in your presence. I will listen to you. I will hear your voice. I will walk with you through life. I will live out the moments of my day with and for you. I will live my life in a constant dialogue with you. That will be very good. 

Lord, I’m thirsty for you. My soul is weary. I have made the mistake of pursuing what will not satisfy. I have chased after all the things of this world. I will return to you. I will come to live in an intimate relationship with you, so you can refresh and satisfy my soul. Amen

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