Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:31-32 (NKJV)
Do you believe in me? Are you one of my disciples? Do you want to be set free? Yes Lord, I do believe in you. You are my Savior and Lord. I love you with all my heart and mind and soul and strength. Yes Lord, I am one of your disciples. I will follow you to wherever you lead me. I will do whatever you ask of me. I am fully devoted to you. I am at your service. Yes Lord, I want to be set free. That is very good.
What will you do if you believe in me? What will you do if you are one of my disciples? What will you do if you want to be set free? I will listen attentively to you. I will live my life in an intimate relationship with you. I will rely on you. I will depend on you. I will trust you. How will you listen to me? I will remain in your word. Whatever you say to me will be in the forefront of all that I think and say and do. That will be very good.
How will you remain in my word? What steps will you take to make sure that you are remaining in my word? What strategies will you employ so that my word remains in you? I know that you have heard me say this many times, I will meet with you daily in your word. I will allow you to use your word to change my heart, transform my mind and guide my life. I will carry your word with me throughout my day. I don’t mind hearing you repeat this commitment. I don’t mind hearing you reaffirm your plan. I especially delight in seeing you live out this commitment and implement this plan. Have you noticed how I have been using my word to set you free? Have you noticed how my word has been making you able to resist temptation and stand against evil? Have you noticed that I have been using my word to mold and shape you into the person I have called you to become? Yes Lord, none of this has gone unnoticed by me. For how you are using your word in my life I am thankful and grateful. Keep on using your word to accomplish your purposes and fulfill your plans in my life. Keep on meeting with me in my word. Keep on listening attentively to me. Yes Lord, I will. That will be very good.
Lord, I believe in you. I am one of your disciples. I will remain in your word. I will allow you to use your word to set me free. Use your word to change everything about me. Use your word to transform my thoughts, words, and actions. Guide my life by your word. Amen
Key Question… What will you do with God’s word if you are truly a disciple of Jesus Christ?
Living It Out… Remain in God’s word so that He can use it to set you free.
Seeing It Happen… Have faith that God will use His word to set you free as you remain in it.
Get Ready To Share… Share with another person or your small group how you are daily remaining in God’s word.
Prayer To Bless Others… May you remain in God’s word so that He can use it to set you free.
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