The Lord Require Of You

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - 365 Days Of Guidance - Micah 6:8 - The Lord Require Of You - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – 365 Days Of Guidance – Micah 6:8 – The Lord Require Of You – Growing As Disciples

He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8 (NIV)

Your Example

I don’t know where I’d be without your example. What do you mean by that? I wouldn’t know how to live a good life. I wouldn’t know what to think. I wouldn’t know what to say. I wouldn’t know where to go. I know you will never give me a step by step road map for my life. You have given me something far better. You have given me your example to follow. Tell me more about that. Simply by closely observing your life I have a very clear picture of how I want to live my life.

How do you want to live your life? I want to live my life in ways that please you. I want to go where you went. I want to do what you did. Where did I go? What did I do? You lived a humble life. You were not self-sufficient. You were not self-reliant. You were not self-centered. You had a direction. You had purpose. You had a mission. What was my direction. What was my purpose? What was my mission? You wanted to know and do what pleased your Heavenly Father. You didn’t want to do your own thing. You didn’t want to have your own way. You did what your Heavenly Father required of you. What was that? What will be required of you? I will be required to walk in humility. Walking in humility is the only way that I can live a life that is pleasing to God. Walking in humility is the only way that I can live the life I am being called to live. Walking in humility is the example you have set before me. That’s true.

What else will be required of you? What other examples have I set before you? I will be required to act justly. What does that mean? I’m not positive. I know that I won’t be able to walk indifferently past injustice in the world around me anymore. No, you won’t. I’m sure that you will want me to keep my eyes and ears open to you. You will show me how to act justly in the world around me. Yes, I will.

What else will be required of you? What is another example that I have set before you? You have loved me. You have loved me when I was unlovable. You have not given me what I deserve. You have given me what I did not deserve. Instead of judgement you gave me mercy. Instead of condemnation you gave me forgiveness and salvation. Yes, I did. Will you love others as I have loved you? Will you extend to others the same mercy that I have shown to you? Yes Lord, I will. That will be very good.

Lord, thank you for showing me what is good. I want to follow your example. I want to live the kind of life that you lived. I will do what you require of me. I will act justly. I will love mercy. I will walk humbly with you in all that I think, say and do as I follow you. Amen

Key Question…  When have you allowed the Lord to use you to eliminate injustice in the world around you?

Living It Out…  Walk humbly with the Lord so you can act justly and love mercy.

Seeing It Happen…  Have faith that the Lord will help you to act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with Him.

Get Ready To Share…  Share with another person or your small group how you act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with the Lord.

Prayer To Bless Others…  May you act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with the Lord.

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He Has Showed You

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Becoming Like Christ - Day 212- Micah 6:8 - He Has Showed You - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ – Day 212- Micah 6:8 – He Has Showed You – Growing As Disciples

He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8 (NIV)

Show Me 

That’s exactly what I want you to do for me. What’s that? I want you to show me how to live. That’s not all. What else do you want me to do for you? Not only do I want you to show me how to live, I want you empower me to live according to your will. Do those seem like requests that I will begrudgingly answer for you? Or do those seem like requests that I will gladly and generously answer for you? These seem like requests that you will gladly and generously answer for me. Good answer. Why will I gladly and generously hear and answer these requests of yours? You want me to know you. You want me to live in an intimate relationship with you. You have no desire to remain hidden and far off from me. You want me to be able to know and do your will. You want me to be able to live the life you have called me to live. Yes, I want all of these things for you. I want the very same things. That is very good. 

How will I show myself to you? How have I shown myself to you? You have shown yourself to me in many ways. Name a few. You have shown yourself to me in prayer. You have shown yourself to me in worship. You have shown yourself to me as I have served you. You have shown yourself to me through the circumstances of life. I’m just scratching the surface. You have used people, and places and things to show yourself to me. Yes, I have used all of these to show myself to you. But what are the clearest ways that I have shown myself to you? You have shown yourself most clearly to me through your word, both written and living. You are referring to both the Bible and my Son. Yes, I am. What has my Son modeled for you? He has modeled meeting with you daily. Will you meet with me daily? Will you will meet with me daily in prayer and worship and service? Will you meet with me daily in my word? Will you listen carefully to me? Will you wait and watch for what I want to show you? Yes, I will. Then I will show you and empower you how to live. Then you will follow my Son’s example. Then you will learn and be empowered to act justly, love mercy and walk humbly before me, just as He did. That is the desire of my heart and mind and life. That is very good.  

Lord, my heart and mind and life are open to you. I invite you to show me how to live according to your will. I will meet with you daily in your word so you can teach and train and guard and guide me. Help me to act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with you. Amen

Key Question… How has God used His word empowered by the Holy Spirit to help you to live according to His will?

Living It Out… Allow God to empower you to act justly, love mercy and walk humbly before Him.

Seeing It Happen… Have faith that God will empower you to act justly, love mercy and walk humbly before Him.

Get Ready To Share… Share with another person or your small group how God is helping you to act justly, love mercy and walk humbly.

Prayer To Bless Others… May you rely on the Lord to show you how to act justly, love mercy and walk humbly.

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Told You

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Promises - Day 138 - Micah 6:8 - Told You - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Promises – Day 138 – Micah 6:8 – Told You – Growing As Disciples

The LORD has told you, human, what is good; he has told you what he wants from you: to do what is right to other people, love being kind to others, and live humbly, obeying your God. Micah 6:8 (NCV)

What I Want

Do you know what I want? I’m not sure what you have in mind. I do know many things that you want from me. What have you heard? What have I told you? What have I shown you? You have told and shown me that you want me to do what is right, I know that without a doubt. What does that mean? Well, if I have the conviction that you do or don’t want me to do something and I do the opposite, that would be a sin. Not doing what you ask of me is not pleasing to you. Doing what you have told me not to do is also not pleasing to you. Following and obeying you is what you want from me. That is true. What motivates you to follow and obey me? Why do you want to do what is right? I want to do what is right and follow and obey you because I love you. My love for you causes me to not only follow and obey you but to also look for ways to please you. That is the desire of my heart and mind and life. That is very good.

How will you know if you are doing what is right? I will live as you lived. I will do what you did. I will think and speak and act like you. I will love like you loved. I will give like you gave.  I will treat others to the same kindness and mercy and love that I have received from you. I can’t go wrong by patterning my life after yours. No, you cannot. I will follow your example. That will be very good.

How will you live before me? How will you live before others? How will you live as my witness in the world? What will be your attitude? I will live humbly before you. I will live humbly before others. You did not come into this world to be served. To the contrary, you took on the form of a servant. You did not insist on rights or privileges for yourself. You lived to serve your Heavenly Father. You lived to serve the needs of mankind. You gave your all. You held nothing in reserve. You lived with no regrets. You made no retreats. You kept on moving forward with your Heavenly Father to go where He guided you to do what He asked of you. That is the same kind of life I want to live before you and others so I can bear fruit for your kingdom and bring glory to your name. That will be very good.

Lord, I will do what is right. I will follow your example. I will do what you have asked of me. I will be kind to others in thought, word, and deed. I will show mercy just as you have shown mercy to me. I will live humbly as I love, follow, serve and obey you. Amen

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Showed You

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Becoming Like Christ - Day 212- Micah 6:8 - Showed You - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ – Day 212- Micah 6:8 – Showed You – Growing As Disciples

He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8 (NIV)

Show Me 

That’s exactly what I want you to do for me. What’s that? I want you to show me how to live. That’s not all. What else do you want me to do for you? Not only do I want you to show me how to live, I want you empower me to live according to your will. Do those seem like requests that I will begrudgingly answer for you? Or do those seem like requests that I will gladly and generously answer for you? These seem like requests that you will gladly and generously answer for me. Good answer. Why will I gladly and generously hear and answer these requests of yours? You want me to know you. You want me to live in an intimate relationship with you. You have no desire to remain hidden and far off from me. You want me to be able to know and do your will. You want me to be able to live the life you have called me to live. Yes, I want all of these things for you. I want the very same things. That is very good. 

How will I show myself to you? How have I shown myself to you? You have shown yourself to me in many ways. Name a few. You have shown yourself to me in prayer. You have shown yourself to me in worship. You have shown yourself to me as I have served you. You have shown yourself to me through the circumstances of life. I’m just scratching the surface. You have used people, and places and things to show yourself to me. Yes, I have used all of these to show myself to you. But what are the clearest ways that I have shown myself to you? You have shown yourself most clearly to me through your word, both written and living. You are referring to both the Bible and my Son. Yes, I am. What has my Son modeled for you? He has modeled meeting with you daily. Will you meet with me daily? Will you will meet with me daily in prayer and worship and service? Will you meet with me daily in my word? Will you listen carefully to me? Will you wait and watch for what I want to show you? Yes, I will. Then I will show you and empower you how to live. Then you will follow my Son’s example. Then you will learn and be empowered to act justly, love mercy and walk humbly before me, just as He did. That is the desire of my heart and mind and life. That is very good.  

Lord, my heart and mind and life are open to you. I invite you to show me how to live according to your will. I will meet with you daily in your word so you can teach and train and guard and guide me. Help me to act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with you. Amen

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Require Of You

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Discipleship Study – God’s Will – Micah 6:8 – Require Of You – Growing As Disciples

He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8 (NIV)

Showed You 

What have I showed you? Showed me when? What have I showed you since you started following me, right up until today? That’s a hard question to answer. Why is that? You have showed me so much. That’s a lot of ground and time to cover. Start at the beginning. The first two things that you showed me were your mercy and love. I had rejected you. I was living a prideful and independent life. I was on a path of darkness, walking away from you. I was pursuing comfort and pleasure. I did what I wanted when I wanted. I was living solely for myself. The further I walked away from you, the more that you pursued me. It was like you wouldn’t let me go. That’s right. You were ready for the day that was certain to come. What day was that? A day would come when I would have to pay the price of my self-centered and sinful life. What price was that? The pay back of my dark and sinful life was brokenness. I was bruised and battered and broken by the life I was living. I was in pain. I was hurt. I was rejected. I was humbled and at rock bottom when I cried out to you. I asked you to forgive me of my sins. I said I wanted you to come into my life. I told you that I would follow and serve you. Yes, you did. You showed me your mercy. You lavished me with your love. You didn’t give me what I deserved. Instead you forgave all my sins. You healed my life. You set me on a firm foundation. You helped me to begin to follow and serve you. Yes, I did.  

What made you able to turn your life over to me? I was broken. My pride was gone. I had no hesitation to cry out to ask you for your help. That’s right. You were willing to humbly come to me to ask for my help. Yes, I was. You mentioned that I showed you my love and mercy when you cried out to me. Yes, I did. Will you show others love and mercy just as I have shown it to you? Yes, I will. How do you suppose that I now want to use you as you follow and serve me? You want me to right wrongs in the world. You want me to overturn injustice wherever and whenever I see it. You want me to express your love and mercy to others every step of the way as I follow and serve you. That’s right. Will you act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with me? Yes Lord, I will. 

Lord, you have turned my life around. You showed me your mercy by forgiving me of all my sins. Now I want to humbly walk with you. Help me to be merciful to others just as you were to me. Use me to right wrongs and overturn injustice as I follow and serve you. Amen

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God’s Will – Micah-6-8 – Require Of  You – 4 Page Discipleship Study Guide

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