If Only You Had Paid Attention To My Commands

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ - Day 279 - Isaiah 48:17-18 - If Only You Had Paid Attention To My Commands - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ – Day 279 – Isaiah 48:17-18 – If Only You Had Paid Attention To My Commands – Growing As Disciples

This is what the LORD says– your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “I am the LORD your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go. If only you had paid attention to my commands, your peace would have been like a river, your righteousness like the waves of the sea. Isaiah 48:17-18 (NIV)

Pay Attention

Let me make one thing very clear. Let me say something without hesitation. Let me state something as emphatically and forcefully as I can. I can hardly wait to hear what you are about to declare. You know my thoughts before I think them. You know my words before I speak them. You know my deeds before I do them. Yes, that is true. That is correct. Nevertheless, I will enjoy hearing what is now about to come out of your mouth. Here goes then. You are in charge of my life. I am not in charge of my life. You are my Savior. You have redeemed my life. You have set my life on a new course. You have filled my life with new hopes and dreams and desires. What are your hopes and dreams and desires? It the utmost and highest dream of my heart to know you. Not only do I want to know you. I want to know and do your will. I want to go where you guide me. I want to do what you ask of me. That is very good. You could have no better hope and dream and desire. Of that, I have no doubt whatsoever. That is very good. But I am not finished with my declaration. Go ahead, I’m listening. You are also my Lord. What does that mean to you? It means that It will be my delight to do your will. It will be my joy to do what is good and right and pleasing to you. I want to live my life with and for you. I want to live in an intimate relationship with you. I will follow you to where you lead me. I will do whatever you ask of me. My life is in your hands. I am completely at your disposal. That is very good.

How will you come to know me? How will you be able to know and do my will? How will you live in an intimate relationship with me? How will you follow me to where I lead you? How will you do what I ask of you? I will pay attention to you. I will listen to your voice. I will follow and obey your commands. I will focus my heart and mind and life on you. Do this and you will have all that you are asking of me. Do this because I am your Savior and Lord. Yes Lord, I will. That will be very good.

Lord, I am not all wise. I am not all knowing. Quite often, I have no idea of what is best for me. You are both wise and all knowing. You know what is best for me. Teach me. Guide me. Lead me in the way that is best for me. Help me to know and do your will. Amen

Key Question… How are you paying close attention to the Lord so He can teach you what is best for you?

Living It Out…  Pay close attention to the Lord so that you can both know and do His will.

Seeing It Happen…  Have faith that the Lord will teach you and guide you and lead you according to His will.

Get Ready To Share… Share with another person or your small group how you are paying close attention to the Lord so he can lead you.

Prayer To Bless Others… May you pay attention to the Lord so you can know and do His will.

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Paid Attention To My Commands

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ - Day 279 - Isaiah 48:17-18 - Paid Attention To My Commands - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ – Day 279 – Isaiah 48:17-18 – Paid Attention To My Commands – Growing As Disciples

This is what the LORD says– your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “I am the LORD your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go. If only you had paid attention to my commands, your peace would have been like a river, your righteousness like the waves of the sea. Isaiah 48:17-18 (NIV)

Pay Attention

Let me make one thing very clear. Let me say something without hesitation. Let me state something as emphatically and forcefully as I can. I can hardly wait to hear what you are about to declare. You know my thoughts before I think them. You know my words before I speak them. You know my deeds before I do them. Yes, that is true. That is correct. Nevertheless, I will enjoy hearing what is now about to come out of your mouth. Here goes then. You are in charge of my life. I am not in charge of my life. You are my Savior. You have redeemed my life. You have set my life on a new course. You have filled my life with new hopes and dreams and desires. What are your hopes and dreams and desires? It the utmost and highest dream of my heart to know you. Not only do I want to know you. I want to know and do your will. I want to go where you guide me. I want to do what you ask of me. That is very good. You could have no better hope and dream and desire. Of that, I have no doubt whatsoever. That is very good. But I am not finished with my declaration. Go ahead, I’m listening. You are also my Lord. What does that mean to you? It means that It will be my delight to do your will. It will be my joy to do what is good and right and pleasing to you. I want to live my life with and for you. I want to live in an intimate relationship with you. I will follow you to where you lead me. I will do whatever you ask of me. My life is in your hands. I am completely at your disposal. That is very good.

How will you come to know me? How will you be able to know and do my will? How will you live in an intimate relationship with me? How will you follow me to where I lead you? How will you do what I ask of you? I will pay attention to you. I will listen to your voice. I will follow and obey your commands. I will focus my heart and mind and life on you. Do this and you will have all that you are asking of me. Do this because I am your Savior and Lord. Yes Lord, I will. That will be very good.

Lord, I am not all wise. I am not all knowing. Quite often, I have no idea of what is best for me. You are both wise and all knowing. You know what is best for me. Teach me. Guide me. Lead me in the way that is best for me. Help me to know and do your will. Amen

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Becoming Like Christ – Day 279 – Isaiah 48-17-18 – Paid Attention To My Commands – 4 Page Discipleship Devotional Study Guide

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Paid Attention

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Guidance - Isaiah 48:17-18 - Paid Attention - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Guidance – Isaiah 48:17-18 – Paid Attention – Growing As Disciples

This is what the LORD says– your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “I am the LORD your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go. If only you had paid attention to my commands, your peace would have been like a river, your righteousness like the waves of the sea. Isaiah 48:17-18 (NIV)  

Direction

Do you want me to teach you what is best? Do you want me to show you the way that you should go? Do you want to experience my peace overflowing your life? Do you want to live a righteous life that is as consistent as the waves of the sea? Lord, I want to live the life that you have called me to live. I want to go where you guide me. I want to know and do your will. I want to do whatever is pleasing to you. Nothing would give me more peace than knowing that I am doing whatever you ask of me.

What must you do if you want to live the life that I have called you to live? You’re asking me? I thought you might tell me. No, you tell me. First of all I must answer your call. You called me to come to you. Yes, I did. I gave my life to you. I said that I was going to turn away from my sin to follow you as my Savior and Lord. On that day you began your new life in me. Yes, I did.

That was the start of my walk with you on my journey through life. How have you known where to walk? How have you known what to do? I have followed you. How have you followed me? I have followed you to where you have led me. I have been careful to do what you have been asking of me. How have you been paying attention to me? I have been listening attentively to you. I have been meeting with you in your word. You have spoken to me through your word. You have helped me to know you. You have helped me to do your will. You have helped me to walk in your ways. You have changed my heart and transformed my mind. You have given me the desire to love, follow and serve you. Your word has become the subject of my thoughts. Your word has been the content of my prayers. Your word has filled my heart with praise and thanks and worship. Your word has sustained my life, overflowed me with your peace and helped me to live my life fully for you. Yes, it has.

Lord, you are my God. You have redeemed my life. Thank you for teaching me your will and showing me what is best for me. You direct me on the path through life. Help me to pay full attention to you and obey all your commands. Amen

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