Wash One Another’s Feet

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Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – John 13:14-17 – Blessing – Wash One Another’s Feet – Growing As Disciples

Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. I tell you the truth, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them. John 13:14-17 (NIV)

An Example

I am your Lord and teacher. Will you humble yourself before me and allow me to teach you? Will you love like I loved? Will you give like I gave? Will you serve like I served? Don’t be quick to say that you will. I want you to be very sure of your answer. Why is that? The decision you make now will help you to make all your subsequent decisions. Say a firm and sure yes to me now and all your subsequent decisions to say yes to me will come much easier, without a lot of internal debate. So, you are not really asking me to say yes just for now? No, I am not. You are asking me for a lifetime of yeses to you. Yes, I am.

Is there anyone that you are unwilling to serve? Is there something that you will not do for me? Is there some place I cannot send you? Do you have a line in the sand that you will not cross? Could I ever ask too much of you? Don’t say anything to me just yet.

Have I held myself back from you? Has there ever been anything that I was not willing to do for you? Was there ever anyplace that I would not go for you? Was there ever a line in the sand that I would not cross for you? Was any request, by my Father, on your behalf, ever too much for me? No, you gave yourself fully and completely for me.

I have set before you an example. Will you humble yourself before me and serve others? Will you lay down your life so that others can live? Will you be my witness in the world? Yes Lord, I will. Is this a one time yes or a lifetime of you continually saying yes to me? I’m saying yes to you today, tomorrow and forever. I will go where you guide me to do all that you ask of me.

Was this a hard decision for you? No Lord, it was not. Why is that? I know that as I humbly serve you and others you will richly bless my life. It will be my joy to bring glory to your name. You made me for this purpose. You have designed me according to your plan. I will be doing what is the desire of my heart that has come from you to me as a gift. Yes, you will.

Lord, thank you for setting before me a very clear example I can follow. Help me to humble myself to wholeheartedly serve other people. Bless my life as I bring glory to your name by loving as you loved and giving as you gave.  Amen

Key Question… What blessings has the Lord brought into your life through your humble service to others?

Living It Out… Let the Lord use your life as a shining example of humility and service to other people.

Seeing It Happen… Have faith that the Lord Jesus Christ will bless your life as you humbly serve other people.

Get Ready To Share… Share with another person or your small group how the Lord has used you to humbly serve another person.

Prayer To Bless Others… May you humble yourself before the Lord your teacher and example so that He can use you to serve others.

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Keep In Step With The Holy Spirit

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Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Discipleship – Galatians 5:25 – Keep In Step With The Holy Spirit – Growing As Disciples

If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit. Galatians 5:25 (ESV)

Two Choices

How will you live your life? I’m not sure that I understand your question. Isn’t there a lot of different ways that I could live my life? Isn’t life filled with an almost unlimited amount of choices? On one hand, you are right, life does offer an almost unlimited number of possible choices. On the other hand, you are wrong. How so? Really, there are only two choices to make in life. I find that hard to believe. How could there be only two choices in life? You have my full attention. That’s good. Listen carefully to what I am about to say to you. You will have the choice of living by the Spirit or living by the flesh. There is no middle ground. One choice eliminates the other. If you choose to life by the flesh, you will be rejecting living by the Spirit. If you choose to live by the Spirit, you will be rejecting living by the flesh. I get it. I understand. I now see how there are only two choices in life. That’s good.

I want to live by the Spirit. I will reject living by the flesh. Good choice. How did you first begin to make that choice? I turned away from living my old sinful life. I asked you to forgive my sins. I asked you to cleanse me of all my unrighteousness. I said that I want to love, follow and serve you. I said that I would follow you to where you lead me. I said that I would do what you ask of me. I turned my life over to you completely. Yes, you did. What did I do for you? You forgave my sins and cleansed me of my unrighteousness. You filled me with your Holy Spirit. You are now leading and guiding my life. Every day, I am following you. Yes, you are. 

Let’s talk more about following me. Let’s talk more about your living your life for me. I’m listening. You made one of two choices. Yes, I did. That wasn’t the end of all your choices in life, was it? Certainly not, I have many choices to make every moment of every day. Yes, you do. How will you make all those choices? All my choices in life will be guided by the one choice I made of deciding to live by your Spirit. I want to know and do your will. I want to live a life that is pleasing to you. I want to go where you guide me. I want to do what you ask of me. I want to keep in step with you every day of my life. I want to live by your Spirit. That is very good. 

Holy Spirit, I have left my old sinful life behind. Thank you for coming into my life. I want you to lead my life. Help me to keep in step with you. Guide me to where you want me to go. Give me what you want me to do. Use my life to bear fruit for the Kingdom of God.

Key Question…  What have you left behind so that you could keep in step with the Holy Spirit?

Living It Out…  As a disciple of Jesus Christ make sure that you are keeping in step with the Holy Spirit.

Seeing It Happen…  Have faith that the Holy Spirit will help you to keep in step with Him.

Get Ready To Share…  Share with another person or your small group how you are keeping in step with the Holy Spirit.

Prayer To Bless Others…  May you live by the Spirit by keeping in step with Him.

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This Is The Day The Lord Has Made

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Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Gratitude – This Is The Day The Lord Has Made – Psalm 118:24 – Growing As Disciples

This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24 (NIV)

Rejoice And Be Glad

Is there anything special about this day? This is a drab and dreary day for many. They will get up to go through the same motions that are no different than any other day. They will put one foot in front of the other to take steps to get done what they feel they must do before their day ends. They have no lasting hope or joy. Their lives are filled with quiet desperation. A completed “to do list” brings them no satisfaction because they know that another list will be waiting for them to begin again in the morning. They are not changing and becoming what they thought and dreamed they might one day become. Do you know anyone that is living this kind of drab and dreary hopeless kind of life? 

I am embarrassed to say that I have lived this dreary and hopeless kind of life. I have had my eyes entirely focused on what I thought I must get done. I have raced wearily from one task to another. I have felt the hopelessness of a life without apparent meaning. These thoughts and experiences are not completely foreign to me.

How about now? Have you allowed yourself to become weary and worn out? In your weariness have you lost your joy and felt hopeless? When you say “now” do you mean today or in a recent season of my life? Are you asking me if I am susceptible to feeling hopeless or joyless even as one of your followers? Yes, I am.

You know the answer to that. Yes, I do. There are days that I feel like locking the door, disconnecting the phone and pulling the covers over my head. On those days, I don’t want to go anywhere or do anything. If I didn’t see another person on those days it would be just fine with me.

Is today anything like that? Yes, as a matter of fact it is. What would you have to say if I told you that today is a day that I made for you? How would you respond to me if I asked you to rejoice and be glad in today? I might mumble and grumble about that idea.

You have described a day like today as a “crash and burn” day. Yes, I have. How did you reach the low point of today? I have been racing through life going from one thing to another. I’ve been living as if everything depends on me. I’ve looked every direction except up. I’ve trusted in everything and everyone other than you. I have not relied on your strength. I have not asked for your help. So, here I am, at a complete stop, running on empty. Yes, I can see that.

Is today a good day or a bad day? I know that it is a good day. Why is that? I know that it is a good day because you have gotten my attention. You want me to look to you for all that I need. You want me to place all my trust in you. You want me to rely on you and your strength. Yes, I do. You want me to rejoice in this day that you have made for me to live with and for you. Yes, I do. 

Lord, thank you for making this day for me to live for you. Guide my steps and guard my path as I follow and obey you. Help me to rejoice and be glad as I proclaim your goodness to others that I will meet today. I love you. Amen

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Bear Much Fruit

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Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Promises – Day 244 – John 15:5 – Bear Much Fruit – Growing As Disciples

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:5 (NIV)

Bearing Fruit 

I know that you want to bear an abundance of fruit for my kingdom and my glory. How do you know that? I have heard you pray that prayer many times. That was you wasn’t it? You’re kidding me. What do you think? Yes, you are kidding me. It was me. That has been a frequent prayer of mine. Yes, I know. I hear all your prayers. 

Let’s talk about fruit bearing. I will start by asking you some questions. Go right ahead. When have you worked really hard and seen absolutely no fruit from your labor? I’m not sure. Go ahead, make a guess.  Sometimes I have dreamed up a project all by myself. I didn’t really consult with you about it. The project just seemed like a good idea to me. But, after a lot of hard work I knew that it was not bearing fruit. Your hand was not on it. It was just a lot of self-effort on my part. It was my good idea. It was not your good idea. It was not what you were calling me to do for you. Let’s take a step back for a minute. I have another question for you. What is it?

What is fruit? That’s a good question. It’s important to know. Yes, it is. The fruit that I want to bear is fruit that will last for all eternity. There is a lot of activity in life that might look like it is accomplishing something important. If that activity doesn’t stand the test of time and last forever it isn’t the fruit that you are calling me to bear for you. No, it is not. Apart from me you will never be able to bear this kind of fruit. Do you know why we took a step back to consider this question? My good ideas will never be able to bear fruit for you. No, they will not. You must listen to me. You must hear my call. You must go where I guide you to do what I ask of you. Then and only then will you be able to bear fruit that will glorify me. This kind of fruit will last for all eternity. 

Let me clarify something for you. What’s that? The amount of fruit you will bear for me will correspond to how you abide in your relationship with me. Do you want to abide in me? Yes, I do. Will you spend time with me? Yes, I will. Will you spend time meeting with me in my word? Yes, I will. Will you listen to all that I have to say to you? Yes, I will. Will spend time talking with and listening to me in prayer? Yes, I will. Will you bow yourself down to worship me? Yes, to all your questions. My life is fully devoted to loving, following and serving you. Yes, I can see that it is.

As you abide in me and my word abides in you I want to know what I will be doing. What’s that? My word will be purifying and cleansing your life. My word will work in you, with you and for you. My word will prune from your life what is not pleasing me to me. As you remain in me and I prune your life you will be able to bear an abundance of fruit for my kingdom and my glory. Then people that look at you will see me. Then they will know that you are one of my disciples. Is that what you want? Yes Lord, I want that more than anything in all of life. Then that is what you will have.

Lord, I will remain in you. Apart from you I can do nothing. Use your word to change my heart, transform my mind, and purify my life. Help me to live a life that bears an abundance of fruit for your glory. Help me to show that I truly am one of your disciples. Amen

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My Love

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Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ – Day 318 – John 15:9-12- My Love – Growing As Disciples

“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love.  If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father’s commands and remain in his love.  I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.  My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. John 15:9-12 (NIV)

Obey You

How sad would it be if I tried to obey you simply because I should or must? How pathetic would it be if my desire to obey you was only a compulsion rooted in a sense of obligation? How successful would I be in obeying you, if I would rather not, and my heart was not in it? Those are very interesting questions. You already know what I am going to say, don’t you? Yes, I do. You are going to ask me to answer my own questions. Yes, I am. I’ll answer that last question first. Go ahead, I’m listening. I would have no chance of being successful in obeying you, if I would rather not, and my heart was not in it. Of that, I am certain. Of that, I am sure. Why is that? Let me say this, I do not have a sad and pathetic reason to obey you. I don’t obey you because I should or must. I don’t obey you because I feel a compulsion that is rooted in a sense of obligation. Furthermore, I don’t believe that you would be pleased or have any joy in seeing me try to obey you for those reasons. No, I would not. You are correct. Why then do you obey my commands? I want to obey you because I love you. It is the passionate desire of my heart to do what is good and right and pleasing to you. My love for you has filled me with desire to know and do your will. I want to live in your love. I want to obey your commands. I want to live a life that is filled with the same joy that you had in loving and following and obeying your Heavenly Father. I want to follow your example. I want to love you like you loved.  I want to do what you did. So, I will love you. I will love my Heavenly Father. I will love others just as you have loved me. This is what is good and right and pleasing to you. Yes, it is. This is the life I want to live with and for you, because I love you with all my heart and mind and soul and strength. That is very good. Yes, it is. It is way beyond very good. It is all that I could have every hoped for, dreamed, or desired. Yes, it is. 

Lord, thank you for loving me. Help me to live and remain in your love. Help me to fully demonstrate my love for you by obeying your commands. Help me to follow your example by loving others deeply from my heart. Help me to live a life of complete joy in you. Amen

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Forget Not

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Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ – Day 316 – Psalm 103:1-5 – Forget Not – Growing As Disciples

Praise the LORD, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name.  Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits–  who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases,  who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion,  who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. Psalm 103:1-5 (NIV)

Remembering

That is what I will do. What will you do? I will remember all that you have done for me. I won’t quickly forget what you have done for me. I won’t leave what you have done for me behind me as a distant memory. What benefit is there in remembering all that I have done for you? Remembering all that you have done for me will fill me with peace and hope and joy. Remembering all that you have done for me will fill my heart and mind and life with praise and worship and thanksgiving to you. Remembering all that you have done for me will encourage and strengthen my faith in you. Remembering all that you have done for me will help me to keep putting off my old life in the world and keep putting on my new life in you. Yes, these are all benefits you will experience as you keep on remembering all that I have done for you.

So, tell me now, what have I done for you? You rescued me from a life without you. You pulled me out of the muck and mire and set me on solid ground. You led me out of the darkness of this world and brought me into the light of your presence. You redeemed and healed my bruised and battered and broken life. You revived and refreshed and renewed and restored my soul. You have filled me with your Spirit. You set me on the path of life so I could love and follow and serve you. You adopted me into your family. You have made me to be your child. You gave my life purpose and meaning and hope. You have made me able to bear fruit for your kingdom. You have made me able to bring glory to your name. My old life without you is gone. My new life with you is here. You are now leading and guiding my life. My future is in your hands. Yes, I have done and am doing all these things for you.

What do you have to say about all that I have done for you? I am grateful and thankful, beyond any words that I can express. It is my joy to live my life with and for you. Thank you, for your kindness, mercy and love. You have filled my life with your goodness. I love you with all my heart and mind and soul and strength. That is very good. 

Lord, I will take time to consider all you have done for me. You have richly blessed my life. I have an abundance of reasons to give my thanks and praise to you. You have redeemed, healed and blessed my life. You have helped me to love, follow and serve you. Amen

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Listen To My Voice

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Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Prayer – John 10:27-28 – Listen To My Voice – Growing As Disciples

My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand. John 10:27-28 (NIV)

My Voice 

How will I be able to follow you? How will I know where to go? How will know what to do? How will I know that I am on the right track? How will I know that I have not gone off course? Those are good questions. I am your Good Shepherd. You are one of my sheep. You are prone to wander. You are likely to go your own way. You will find it easy to lose your way. On your own you are like to take missteps. On your own you will surely go where you should not go. On your own you will likely do what you should not do. So, I will say it to you again, you have asked good questions. Do you have an answer for me? Yes, I do have an answer for you. I’m listening. You have my full attention. I will not miss a word that you have to say to me. I will listen attentively to your voice.

You have already answered all your own questions. How is that possible? What did you just tell me that you would do? I said that I would listen attentively to your voice. I said that you would have my full attention. I said that I would not miss a word that you have to say to me. That’s right. That is exactly what you said to me. That is how you will be able to follow me. That is how you will know where to go and what to do. That is what will keep you on track and prevent you from going off course. You will know and listen to my voice. You will hear my whispers. You will receive my guidance and follow my instructions. Your heart and mind and life will be focused on me. You will give me your full attention. You will seek me with all your heart and mind and soul and strength. I will guard you. I will guide you. I will direct you. I will protect you. My hand will be on you. My voice will lead you to where I want you to go. My voice will give you what I want you to do. You will be able to boldly go and do all that I ask of you because you will have listened to my voice. That is exactly what I will do. That will be very good. 

Lord, thank you that you are my Good Shepherd. I am one of your sheep. You know me. Help me to know you. Speak to me so I can hear you. I will listen attentively to your voice as you lead me through life all the twists and turns and ups and downs of life. Amen

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Pray Continually

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Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Prayer – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 – Pray Continually – Growing As Disciples

Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NIV)

All Circumstances

Now that’s a word to consider. What word? Circumstances, you don’t like difficult circumstances. Does anyone like difficult circumstances? You have a point there, but most people don’t know what you know. What do I know? What has happened to you when you have gone through difficult circumstances? I’m not sure how to answer your question. Then I will ask you more questions. I’m listening. When have you felt closest to me? When have you drawn nearest to me? When have you know that I was drawing nearest to you? Have you felt closest to me when everything is going smoothly? I wouldn’t say so. What would you say? I would say that sometimes I have been quite distant from you when I thought things were going smoothly. Why is that? I’m sorry to say that in those times I may have thought or felt that I didn’t need you quite as much. Was that good thinking on your part? No, it was not. I have learned that there is never a time or place in which I don’t need you. That’s good.  So, when have you most strongly felt my nearness to you? I have most strongly felt your nearness to me when things have been going terribly wrong. I have most strongly felt your nearness to me when I have been going through heart breaking difficulty. There has never been a more true statement than, “you are close to the brokenhearted.” How important is it that you know that? It is vitally important that I know that you are with me to help me through every difficulty in life. See, you do know something. How does it make you feel to know that I am with you to help you through every difficulty in life? I feel joyful and thankful that you are with me to help me. Are you telling me that it is possible to be joyful and thankful as you go through difficulties in life because you know that I am with you through every one of them? That’s right. That’s very good. Yes, it  is.

What else has happened to do you as you have gone through great difficulties? I have drawn near to you. I have come to rely on you. I have prayed. I have asked for your help. Have I helped you? Yes, you have helped me. You have never left me alone. You have never abandoned me. No, I have not. Has your hope and faith and trust in me grown as you have gone through great difficulties? Yes, it has. Wait a minute, are you telling me that you know your praying to me as you have gone through great difficult  has caused your hope and faith and trust in me to grow? That’s right. That is very good. Yes, it is. Will you keep on praying joyfully and thankfully as you go through difficulties in life? Yes Lord, I will. That will be very good. 

Lord, I’m not a fan of difficult circumstances. It has been hard for me to pray through all the difficult circumstances of life. Yet, I will keep on joyfully and thankfully praying to you because I know that you will use every difficulty to accomplish your work in me. Amen

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Search Me

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Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Prayer – Psalm 139:23-24 – Search Me – Growing As Disciples

Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. Psalm 139:23-24 (NIV)

Work In Me

I’m not going to hold back. I’m not going to hide. I’m not going to be reluctant. I’m not going to be hesitant. I’m not going to be timid. I’m boldly going to lay a request before you. What’s that? I’m going to ask that you search me. I’m going to ask that you test me. You seem quite confident. You seem so very sure. Not in me, that’s for sure. What do you mean by that? I’m sure that you are going to find things in me that are not pleasing to you. You won’t have to look long and hard to see things that you will want to remove from my life. I know that I am a sinner. I know that I have sinned against you in my thoughts, words and deeds. So, you aren’t sure that I won’t find anything in you that is displeasing to me? Just the opposite. So, why are you so confident and bold in your prayer? I am sure about you.

What are you sure about me? I know that you love me. I know that you are my Heavenly Father. I know that I am your child. I know that you have begun a good work in me that you will bring to completion. I know that I am the work of your hands. I know that you are molding and shaping my life. I know that I am and will be a masterpiece because your work in, for and through me will not stop until the day that I come to see you face to face. Then I will be completely changed. Yes, that is all true.

What else do you know? I know that it would be foolish to not want you to do your full work in, for and through me. It would be really stupid to hold on to sinful thoughts, words or deeds that are not pleasing to you. It would be really dumb to think that I could hide anything in me that displeases you. That’s right. I know that it may be painful, at times, to have you remove from my life what is displeasing to you. Your work in, for or through me might feel like major surgery. I might have some fear. I might have some trepidation. I might be a little anxious. But, I know that it will all be worth it, to have you do your work in, for and through me. So, I will say it again. Search me. Test me. I want to be the whole and healthy person you have called me to be. I want to live the live that you are calling me to live. I want to live in every way that pleases you.  I want to do your will and walk in your ways. That is very good. I will hear and answer your prayer. I will do my work in, for and through you. Thank you, Lord. 

Lord, it is an uncomfortable experience to ask you to search me. I strongly suspect you will show me things about myself that I would rather not see. Yet, I want to be changed. Remove offensive ways in me. Lead me to live in your ways that are pleasing to you. Amen

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I Will Go Over

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Prayer - Exodus 3:2-4 - I Will Go Over - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Prayer – Exodus 3:2-4 – I Will Go Over – Growing As Disciples

There the angel of the LORD appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush. Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn up. So Moses thought, “I will go over and see this strange sight–why the bush does not burn up.” When the LORD saw that he had gone over to look, God called to him from within the bush, “Moses! Moses!” And Moses said, “Here I am.” Exodus 3:2-4 (NIV)

Stop And Take Notice

Are you watching intently? Are you waiting patiently? Are you looking expectantly? Will you stop and take notice? Will you go over to see what I want to show you? Your questions are rocking my world. You have definitely gotten my attention. How so? I’m wondering if I have been too busy. Have I been unaware? Have I been so consumed by the tasks at hand that I have not been watching and waiting and expectantly looking for your activity in the world around me?  Have I been self-absorbed? Have I not been looking up or around to see what you wanted to show me? Have I not been listening? If I need to ask these questions, then the answers are obvious. Help me Lord, to see what you want me to see. Help me Lord, to hear what you want me to hear. Help me Lord, to do what you want me to do. Those are all good prayers. 

How will be ready to watch intently and wait patiently and looking expectantly for my activity in the world all around you? How will you hear what I want you to hear? How will you see what I want you to see? How you know to go where I send you? How will know to do what I ask of you? You’re asking me those questions? Yes, I am. Those are questions that I want to ask you. Without your help, I will not see. Without your help, I will not hear. Without your help, I will not know where to go or what to do for you. That’s true. So, I will hear and see because I will come to rely on you. So, I will know where to go and what to do because I will wait for your instructions and follow your guidance. I will rely on you to make me able to go and do all that you ask of me. I will not run ahead. I will not lag behind. I will not turn to the right or to the left. I will follow you. That is how I will hear and see all that you want to show me. That is how you will make me able to accomplish your purposes and fulfill your plans. That’s right. Will you rely on my help? Yes Lord, I will. 

Lord, I will not be distracted. I will not be preoccupied. I will not be unaware. I will be looking and watching and waiting expectantly to see your activity. I will stop what I’m doing. I will go over to see whatever you want to show me. I will listen attentively to you. Amen

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