Just As He Had Done

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ - Day 295 - Daniel 6:10-12 - Just As He Had Done - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ – Day 295 – Daniel 6:10-12 – Just As He Had Done – Growing As Disciples

Now when Daniel learned that the decree had been published, he went home to his upstairs room where the windows opened toward Jerusalem. Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God, just as he had done before. Then these men went as a group and found Daniel praying and asking God for help. So they went to the king and spoke to him about his royal decree: “Did you not publish a decree that during the next thirty days anyone who prays to any god or man except to you, O king, would be thrown into the lions’ den?” The king answered, “The decree stands–in accordance with the laws of the Medes and Persians, which cannot be repealed.” Daniel 6:10-12 (NIV)

Pattern

That is what I want to develop in my life. What do you want to develop in your life? I want a daily pattern of meeting with you in prayer to be developed every day in my life. That is a very good and ambitious goal. I don’t think of it as a goal. Why is that? I think of a goal as being aspirational. I think of a goal as being something to hope to achieve. A goal may or may not be attainable. I may not meet every goal that I establish as a priority. Meeting daily with you in prayer will not be an aspirational goal that I hope to achieve. Why is that? I want meeting with you daily in prayer to be an established fact. I want meeting with you daily in prayer to be a rock solid, never ending pattern in my life. Not meeting with you daily in prayer will be unthinkable and inconceivable to me. You are very sure of your desire. Yes, I am. That’s good.

What steps will you take to establish our meeting daily together in prayer? I will set a time and a place to meet with you in prayer. Why is that essential? Life is busy. Life gets hectic. Life places almost limitless demands on my time. If I only meet with you in prayer when I get around to it, we will not see or hear from each other very often. That would not be good. That won’t happen, because meeting with you in prayer will be my first priority with everything else being a distant second. That’s good.

Why do you so desperately want and need to meet daily with me in prayer? I want to live in an intimate relationship with you. I yearn to live and walk closely with you. I want to live my life in a constant and ongoing dialogue of prayer with you. Weren’t you only going to meet with me in a set place at a specific time? That is just the starting point. That is just the beginning. It is my hope and desire and plan that our specific times of prayer will carry over to every moment of everyday of my life. That will be very good. Yes, it will be.

What do you hope to receive from me as we meet together in prayer? I hope that you will teach me to pray. I hope that you will give me prayers to pray. I hope that you will sustain and strengthen and guard and guide my life as we meet together in prayer. I hope to hear your voice as I meet with you in prayer. I hope to make known all my praise and thanks and worship to you as we meet together in prayer. I will certainly do all these things in and for you as we meet together in prayer. Thank you, Lord.

Lord, I will make it my daily pattern to meet with you. I will withdraw from the busyness and demands of life to draw near to you. Help me to live in an intimate relationship with you. Sustain and strengthen and guard and guide me through all the difficulties in life. Amen

Key Question… What spiritual disciplines have become a consistent and ongoing pattern in your life?

Living It Out… Develop a life of prayer with the Lord so you can live in an intimate relationship with Him.

Seeing It Happen… Have faith that it will be well worth your time to develop an intimate relationship with the Lord.

Get Ready To Share… Share with another person or your small group how you are developing an intimate relationship with the Lord.

Prayer To Bless Others… May you meet with the Lord in prayer on a daily basis so you can live in an intimate relationship with Him.

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Just As He Had Done Before

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Promises - Day 269 - Daniel 6:10-12 - Just As He Had Done Before - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Promises – Day 269 – Daniel 6:10-12 – Just As He Had Done Before – Growing As Disciples

Now when Daniel learned that the decree had been published, he went home to his upstairs room where the windows opened toward Jerusalem. Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God, just as he had done before.  Then these men went as a group and found Daniel praying and asking God for help.  So they went to the king and spoke to him about his royal decree: “Did you not publish a decree that during the next thirty days anyone who prays to any god or man except to you, O king, would be thrown into the lions’ den?” The king answered, “The decree stands–in accordance with the laws of the Medes and Persians, which cannot be repealed.” Daniel 6:10-12 (NIV)

A Pattern

That is exactly what I need. What is it that you need? I need to develop a pattern of meeting with you in prayer. Why do you need to develop a pattern of meeting with me in prayer? My prayers will be occasional and hit or miss if I don’t develop a regular daily pattern of meeting with you in prayer. If I don’t set a daily time and place to meet with you in prayer it may never happen. Life is busy and hurried. Life is demanding and distracting. Life can cause me to place what might seem urgent over what is ultimately more important. I can think of nothing that is more important than setting aside a time and place to meet with you in prayer. What is your hope? What is your dream? What is your desire? What do you want to happen as you meet with me in prayer? I want to come to know you. I want to live in an intimate relationship with you. I want to live my life in a constant and ongoing dialogue of prayer, as I walk through life with you. So, setting a specific time and place to meet with you in prayer is just a starting point. I want that daily, specific time of prayer, to carry on throughout each of my days. Those are very good hopes, and dreams, and desires. I’m not finished. I’m just getting warmed up. Go on, I’m listening. I want to bow down and worship you. I want to give you thanks and praise for your kindness and mercy and love. I want to be able to hear your voice guarding and guiding me through life. I want to be able to know and do your will. I want to be able to accomplish your purposes and fulfill your plans. I want to be able to pray prayers that you will hear and answer not only for my needs, but also for the needs of others. I want your kingdom to come down to earth. I want to hear and see you doing miracles that draw a multitude of people to you. I want your life to be living in and through me. I want to shine brightly for you like a star in the universe. You weren’t kidding, you were just getting warmed up. Yes, and if I have missed something, if I have left something out, I want you to show me and teach me how to pray. Finally, I want to store up treasure in heaven with you, as I bear fruit for your kingdom, and bring glory to your name. That is why I need to develop a pattern of meeting with you in prayer. Very well then, are you ready to start right now? Yes, I am. That is very good.

Lord, thank you for your kindness and mercy and love. You have been with me to help though all the twists and turns and ups and downs of life. You have sustained and strengthened and protected me. It is my joy and delight to meet with you daily in prayer. Amen

Key Question…  What pattern of prayer would you like to be a regular part of your life going forward from today?

Living It Out…  Develop a regular daily pattern of meeting with the Lord in prayer.

Seeing It Happen…  Have faith that the Lord will sustain, strengthen, and protect you as you live a life of prayer with Him.

Get Ready To Share…  Share with another person or your small group how you are developing a regular pattern of prayer with the Lord.

Prayer To Bless Others…  May you develop a daily pattern of meeting with the Lord in prayer.

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Promises – Day 269 – Daniel 6-10-12 – Just As He Had Done Before – 4 Page Discipleship Devotional Study Guide

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Had Done Before

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ - Day 295 - Daniel 6:10-12 - Had Done Before- Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ – Day 295 – Daniel 6:10-12 – Had Done Before- Growing As Disciples

Now when Daniel learned that the decree had been published, he went home to his upstairs room where the windows opened toward Jerusalem. Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God, just as he had done before. Then these men went as a group and found Daniel praying and asking God for help. So they went to the king and spoke to him about his royal decree: “Did you not publish a decree that during the next thirty days anyone who prays to any god or man except to you, O king, would be thrown into the lions’ den?” The king answered, “The decree stands–in accordance with the laws of the Medes and Persians, which cannot be repealed.” Daniel 6:10-12 (NIV)

Pattern

That is what I want to develop in my life. What do you want to develop in your life? I want a daily pattern of meeting with you in prayer to be developed every day in my life. That is a very good and ambitious goal. I don’t think of it as a goal. Why is that? I think of a goal as being aspirational. I think of a goal as being something to hope to achieve. A goal may or may not be attainable. I may not meet every goal that I establish as a priority. Meeting daily with you in prayer will not be an aspirational goal that I hope to achieve. Why is that? I want meeting with you daily in prayer to be an established fact. I want meeting with you daily in prayer to be a rock solid, never ending pattern in my life. Not meeting with you daily in prayer will be unthinkable and inconceivable to me. You are very sure of your desire. Yes, I am. That’s good.

What steps will you take to establish our meeting daily together in prayer? I will set a time and a place to meet with you in prayer. Why is that essential? Life is busy. Life gets hectic. Life places almost limitless demands on my time. If I only meet with you in prayer when I get around to it, we will not see or hear from each other very often. That would not be good. That won’t happen, because meeting with you in prayer will be my first priority with everything else being a distant second. That’s good.

Why do you so desperately want and need to meet daily with me in prayer? I want to live in an intimate relationship with you. I yearn to live and walk closely with you. I want to live my life in a constant and ongoing dialogue of prayer with you. Weren’t you only going to meet with me in a set place at a specific time? That is just the starting point. That is just the beginning. It is my hope and desire and plan that our specific times of prayer will carry over to every moment of everyday of my life. That will be very good. Yes, it will be.

What do you hope to receive from me as we meet together in prayer? I hope that you will teach me to pray. I hope that you will give me prayers to pray. I hope that you will sustain and strengthen and guard and guide my life as we meet together in prayer. I hope to hear your voice as I meet with you in prayer. I hope to make known all my praise and thanks and worship to you as we meet together in prayer. I will certainly do all these things in and for you as we meet together in prayer. Thank you, Lord.

Lord, I will make it my daily pattern to meet with you. I will withdraw from the busyness and demands of life to draw near to you. Help me to live in an intimate relationship with you. Sustain and strengthen and guard and guide me through all the difficulties in life. Amen

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Becoming Like Christ – Day 295 – Daniel 6-10-12 – Had Done Before -4 Page Discipleship Devotional Study Guide

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