Declare It Fearlessly As I Should

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ - Day 278 - Ephesians 6:19-20- Declare It Fearlessly As I Should - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ – Day 278 – Ephesians 6:19-20- Declare It Fearlessly As I Should – Growing As Disciples

Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should. Ephesians 6:19-20 (NIV)

Fearlessly

There is only one way that I will ever be able to declare the Gospel fearlessly. How is that? First, you will need to give me the words to speak. Next, you will need to give me the power to speak. Anything less than this will not end well, of that I am certain. Well, I will certainly give you the words to speak. You can also count on me to give you the power to speak. That’s good. I do believe that you will give me your words to speak. I do have faith that you will give me the power to speak them as well. That is very good. I have a couple of questions to ask you. Go ahead, I’m listening. Will I give you the words to speak in advance of your speaking them? Before you answer, I will ask you my second question. You have my full attention. Will I give you the power to my speak words in advance of your speaking them? Those are good questions. Do you know the answers? Yes, I think I do know the answers. You will give me the words and the power to speak the Gospel fearlessly as I speak and not before I speak. Why is that? You will not give me what I do not need. If I don’t speak, I will need neither your words nor your power. That is partly correct. What else? There are two things that I want you to do before you speak. Can you think of what I want you to do? You want to come to you in prayer. You want me to rely on you. You want me to ask you for both words and the power to speak the Gospel fearlessly. Yes, I do. What else? You want me to take steps of faith with you. You want to grow my faith and trust in you. So, you will give me the words and the power to fearlessly proclaim the Gospel just as I need them. You will put your words in my mouth. Your Holy Spirit will fill me with power as I proclaim the Gospel fearlessly to others. Yes, I want to grow your faith and trust in me. Yes, my Holy Spirit will empower you to proclaim the Gospel fearlessly to others. Thank you, Lord.

One final point I want to make with you. What’s that? Not only do I want you to pray for the words and power to fearlessly proclaim the Gospel. I also want you to pray for others who are about to proclaim the Gospel. You will need to pray, not only for yourself, but for others as well. Will you do that? Yes Lord, I will. That will be very good. 

Lord, I want to be able to fearlessly share the Gospel with others. I want others to come to know and love and follow you as their Savior and Lord. Give me the opportunity and words to speak in sharing the Gospel with others. Help me to be used by you. Amen

Key Question… Why will sharing the Gospel with others require a step of faith on your part?

Living It Out…  Ask the Lord to give you the words to speak so you will be able to declare the Gospel fearlessly.

Seeing It Happen…  Have faith that the Lord will give you the words to speak so you can declare the Gospel fearlessly.

Get Ready To Share… Share with another person or your small group how you have been able to share the Gospel with others.

Prayer To Bless Others… May you declare the Gospel fearlessly so that others will be able to come to know the Lord.

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Words May Be Given Me

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Mouth - Ephesians 6:19-20 - Words May Be Given Me - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Mouth – Ephesians 6:19-20 – Words May Be Given Me – Growing As Disciples

Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should. Ephesians 6:19-20 (NIV)

Declare My Word

What would it take for you to open your mouth to speak confidently and boldly for me? I would need to know several things from you. I’m listening. I would need to know without a doubt that you are asking me to speak for you. If I have any uncertainty about that I would never have the confidence or boldness to declare your word. No, you would not. Let me be very clear on this point. I want you to confidently and boldly declare my word to others.

What else would you need from me? I would also need to know that you would give me the words that you want me to declare to others. It would never work if I ended up declaring my own words to others. That would not be your message. There would be no fruit in that. There would be no confidence or boldness in me speaking my own words. You’re right about that. What do you think the chances are that I would not give you the words that I want you to speak for me? If I come to you to ask you for the words that you want me to confidently and boldly declare to others then I am positive that I would receive them from you. That’s right. When you rely on me, then you will have the words that I want you to confidently and boldly declare to others. As you rely on me you can be very sure that when you open your mouth my words will come out.  

What else would you need from me? I would need your hand on me. I would need to be filled with the fullness of your Spirit. I would not only need your words. I would actually need you to be speaking through me. That’s also true. When do you think you will have the fullness of my Spirit speaking through you? I’m not sure what you mean. Will you have the fullness of my Spirit speaking through you before you start speaking? No, I don’t think so. I don’t know how that would be possible. It is not possible. You will have the fullness of my Spirit as I am speaking through you but not before you start speaking. So, there is an element of faith and trust in you allowing me to speak confident and boldly for you? That’s right. Will you step forward to confidently and boldly declare my word? Yes Lord, I will.

Lord, I don’t want to open up my mouth and have no words come out. I don’t want to open up my mouth and have my words come out. I pray that you will speak through me. Give me your words and your power as I speak for you. Amen

Key Question… When has the Lord given you confidence to speak powerful words for Him?

Living It Out… Ask the Lord to give you the words that He wants you to speak boldly and confidently for Him.

Seeing It Happen… Have faith that as you pray the Lord will give you the words that He wants you to speak for Him.

Get Ready To Share… Share with another person or your small group how the Lord has answered your prayers and gave you words to speak.

Prayer To Bless Others…May you rely on the Lord to give you the words He want you to speak boldly for Him.

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Declare It Fearlessly

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ - Day 278 - Ephesians 6:19-20- Declare It Fearlessly - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ – Day 278 – Ephesians 6:19-20- Declare It Fearlessly – Growing As Disciples

Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should. Ephesians 6:19-20 (NIV)

Fearlessly

There is only one way that I will ever be able to declare the Gospel fearlessly. How is that? First, you will need to give me the words to speak. Next, you will need to give me the power to speak. Anything less than this will not end well, of that I am certain. Well, I will certainly give you the words to speak. You can also count on me to give you the power to speak. That’s good. I do believe that you will give me your words to speak. I do have faith that you will give me the power to speak them as well. That is very good. I have a couple of questions to ask you. Go ahead, I’m listening. Will I give you the words to speak in advance of your speaking them? Before you answer, I will ask you my second question. You have my full attention. Will I give you the power to my speak words in advance of your speaking them? Those are good questions. Do you know the answers? Yes, I think I do know the answers. You will give me the words and the power to speak the Gospel fearlessly as I speak and not before I speak. Why is that? You will not give me what I do not need. If I don’t speak, I will need neither your words nor your power. That is partly correct. What else? There are two things that I want you to do before you speak. Can you think of what I want you to do? You want to come to you in prayer. You want me to rely on you. You want me to ask you for both words and the power to speak the Gospel fearlessly. Yes, I do. What else? You want me to take steps of faith with you. You want to grow my faith and trust in you. So, you will give me the words and the power to fearlessly proclaim the Gospel just as I need them. You will put your words in my mouth. Your Holy Spirit will fill me with power as I proclaim the Gospel fearlessly to others. Yes, I want to grow your faith and trust in me. Yes, my Holy Spirit will empower you to proclaim the Gospel fearlessly to others. Thank you, Lord.

One final point I want to make with you. What’s that? Not only do I want you to pray for the words and power to fearlessly proclaim the Gospel. I also want you to pray for others who are about to proclaim the Gospel. You will need to pray, not only for yourself, but for others as well. Will you do that? Yes Lord, I will. That will be very good. 

Lord, I want to be able to fearlessly share the Gospel with others. I want others to come to know and love and follow you as their Savior and Lord. Give me the opportunity and words to speak in sharing the Gospel with others. Help me to be used by you. Amen

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Words May Be Given Me

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Prayer - Ephesians 6:19-20 - Words May Be Given Me - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Prayer – Ephesians 6:19-20 – Words May Be Given Me – Growing As Disciples

Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should. Ephesians 6:19-20 (NIV)

Bold, Courageous And Fearless

I’m a little worried. What are you a little worried about? I have never been a bold and confident and courageous speaker. I have always been under confident, timid and fearful as a speaker. Why is that? I don’t know for sure. Are you positive about that? No, I’m not positive about that. Let me ask you a few questions. I’m listening. Do you believe that I have a purpose and a plan for your life? Yes, I do. Do you believe that I have called you to go and serve me? Yes, I do. Do you believe that I have given you gifts and talents and abilities with which you can serve me? Yes, I do. Do you believe that I will be with you to help you to do whatever I give you to do? Yes, I do. Do you know that I will always call you to do more than you are able to do? Now, why is that? That is part of the reason that I sometimes feel under confident, timid and fearful as I am serving you. You have a mistake in your thinking. I do? Yes, you do. What is the mistake I have in my thinking? You think that it is the largeness and sometimes seemingly overwhelming size of the tasks I give you that makes you under confident, timid and fearful. Yes, that’s exactly what I think. That is exactly where you are wrong. How so? It is your reliance on yourself that makes you under confident, timid and fearful. It is not the size of my tasks that makes you under confident, timid and fearful. I have a few more questions for you. You have my full attention. Do you think that your success or failure in serving me depends on you and your gifts, talents and abilities? Will your success or failure depend on how well you perform? I see where this conversation is headed. Where is that? If I rely on myself, I will never be able to accomplish the large and overwhelming tasks you give me. If I rely on myself, I will always be under confident, timid and fearful. That’s right. You want me to come to rely on you. You want me to live fully dependent on you. You don’t want me to be self-confident. You want me to be confident in you. That’s right. You want me to be confident that you will work in and through me. You want to me to be confident that you will make me able to do whatever you give me to do for you. The greatest self-confidence will never be remotely as strong as the confidence I can have in you. That’s true.  Will you come to me? Will you rely on me? Will you ask me to make you bold and courageous and fearless as you follow and serve me? Yes Lord, I will. That will be very good. 

Lord, help me to be bold and courageous. I will trust you completely. I will rely on you fully. I believe that when I open my mouth to proclaim the gospel, words will come out. You will not leave me stammering and struggling to speak to others on your behalf. Amen

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