Sharing Your Faith

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Promises - Day 287 - Philemon - Sharing Your Faith - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Promises – Day 287 – Philemon – Sharing Your Faith – Growing As Disciples

I always thank my God as I remember you in my prayers,  because I hear about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints.  I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith, so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ.  Your love has given me great joy and encouragement, because you, brother, have refreshed the hearts of the saints. Philemon 1:4-7 (NIV)

Full Understanding

That is what I want. That is what I need. That is my hope and dream and prayer. What are you talking about? What is your want and need? What is your hope and dream and prayer? I want to have a full understanding of every good thing I have in you. That is no small want or need. That is no small hope and dream and desire. What do you think I want you to receive? I think we are on the same page. I think that we both want the same thing. You are correct. How will you receive all that I have for you? I will seek you with all my heart and mind and soul and strength. I will draw near to you. I will meet with you in your word. I will meet with you in prayer. I will meet with you in worship. I will listen attentively to all that you have to say to me. I will live and walk in an intimate relationship with you. How is that so far? That is a very good start. I thought maybe I had covered everything. I thought maybe I had left nothing out. No, you haven’t covered everything. Yes, you have left out something that is vitally important. What’s that? You will never have a full understanding of all you have in me if you don’t serve me. If you don’t go where I guide you and do what I ask of you, your understanding of all you have in me will be quite incomplete. There are things about me and my will and my ways, that you can only learn by serving me. As you go out into the world to share your faith and make disciples in my name, you will gain understanding of all you have in me, that can come to you in no other way. Why is that? I will give you an example. I will ask you a few questions. When I have asked you to serve me, have I asked you to do what was quite easy? Hardly, you have often asked me to do what was quite difficult. That’s true. Have you relied on me more fully when I have asked you to do what was quite difficult? Has your faith in me grown stronger as you have relied on me to accomplish my purposes and fulfill my plans through you? Have you known that I was working in and through you, as I made you able to do what I asked of you? I will give an emphatic yes to all three of your questions. Then you can see how you will have a fuller understanding of all that you have in me as you serve me? Yes, I can. Will you go out into the world to share your faith and make disciples? Yes Lord, I will. That will be very good. 

Lord, I will remember and thank you for others, as I meet with you in prayer. Help me to truly love others deeply from my heart. Help me to better understand all I have in you as I remain vitally active in sharing my faith. Help me to refresh the hearts of others. Amen 

Key Question… How has your understanding of all you have in Christ grown as you have shared your faith with others?

Living It Out… Be able to better understand all you have in Christ as you share your faith with others.

Seeing It Happen… Have faith that you will better understand all you have in Christ as you share your faith in Him with others.

Get Ready To Share… Share with another person or your small group how you are remaining vitally active in sharing your faith.

Prayer To Bless Others… May you better understand all you have in Christ as you share your faith with others.

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Active In Sharing Your Faith

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Prayer - Philemon 1:4-7 - Active In Sharing Your Faith - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Prayer – Philemon 1:4-7 – Active In Sharing Your Faith – Growing As Disciples

I always thank my God as I remember you in my prayers, because I hear about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints. I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith, so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ. Your love has given me great joy and encouragement, because you, brother, have refreshed the hearts of the saints. Philemon 1:4-7 (NIV)

Active In Sharing Your Faith

Do you want to better come to know all that you have in me? Yes, I definitely want to come to better know all I have in you. Are you sure? Yes, I’m sure. Why, is there a reason why I may not really be sure that I want to better come to know you? There may be. What might that be? How do you think that you might better come to know me? I’m sure that I would better come to know you as I draw near to you. As I meet with you in your word, I will better come to know you. As I meet with you in prayer and worship, I will better come to know you. As I listen to you and put your word into practice, I will definitely better come to know you. Let’s talk more about your putting my word into practice. I would be happy to talk to you about putting your word into practice. That’s good.

Have I said in my word that I want you to be active in sharing your faith? Have I given you the assignment of going out into the world to make disciples? Have I told you that I want to work in and through you so that you can bear fruit for my kingdom and bring glory to my name? Have I given you an example of loving and giving to others? Have I asked you to become a servant just like I became a servant? Yes, you have said all these things to me. Yes, you have given me these assignments. Yes, you want to bear fruit for your kingdom through my life. Yes, you want me to bring glory to your name. Yes, you have asked me to love and to give and to serve just as you loved and gave and served. Then let me ask you another question. Go ahead, I’m listening. How are you doing? Are you actively sharing your faith? Are you making disciples? Is fruit for my kingdom being born through your life? Well, I could be much more active in sharing my faith. I could be much more intentional in making disciples. I could allow you to bear much more fruit through my life. Is that what you want? Yes, that is what I desire with all my heart and mind and soul and strength. Will you help me to be more active in sharing my faith. Will you help me to come to better know all that I have in you? Is that your prayer? Yes, it is. Yes, I will help you to be more active in sharing your faith. Yes, I will help you to better know all that you have in me. Thank you, Lord.

Lord, I don’t know why I have been reluctant and timid to share my faith with others. I want that to change. Help me to be continually active in sharing my faith with others. Help me to better come to know all that I have in you, as I share my faith with others. Amen

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Remember You

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Gratitude - Philemon 1:4-7 - Remember You - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Gratitude – Philemon 1:4-7 – Remember You – Growing As Disciples

I always thank my God as I remember you in my prayers, because I hear about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints. I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith, so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ. Your love has given me great joy and encouragement, because you, brother, have refreshed the hearts of the saints. Philemon 1:4-7 (NIV)  

Who Are You Remembering?

Who are you remembering in your prayers? That is a very good question for which I do not have a very good answer. What do you mean by that? I have not been faithfully praying for others. Oh, I do pray for others, but not nearly enough, of that I am sure. You are sure? Yes, I am sure. 

What would you like me to do for you? I would like you to help me to pray for others. I would like you to give me a heart to pray for others. I would like you to give me wisdom and knowledge and insight into how I will be able to pray for others. I would like you to prompt me as to when and where and how and why to pray for others. I would like you to take me out of my own little circle of self-absorption, so I can hear and see and know what others need. Are those your prayers? Yes, those are my prayers. I will hear and answer those prayers. 

I do want you to know something about yourself. What’s that? You are not nearly as self-absorbed as you think. How so? You have been very willing and generous in giving away your time, talent and resources in service to others. I have found great joy in watching your sacrificial service to others. Really? Yes, really. 

But, you are completely correct in knowing that you need to grow in praying for others. I want to develop a heart of love in you that will lead you to pray intercessory prayers for others. Will you allow me to do this work in and through you? Will you enter into my school of intercessory prayer? Yes Lord, I will.

Let’s start right now. Who needs to grow in their love for others? Who needs to begin giving thanks for others? Who needs to be more active in sharing their faith? Who needs to know more fully all that they have in me? Who needs to be able to refresh the hearts of others? Well, I hate to sound self-absorbed. But, I need all these things. Yes, you do. As you pray these things for others you will also receive them for yourself. Will you begin praying these prayers? Yes Lord, I will. That is very good. 

Lord, guide me to pray prayers of thanksgiving for others. Help me to pray that others will have a full understanding of all they have in you. Help me to pray that others will be active in sharing their faith. Help me to be refreshed and to refresh others as I pray. Amen

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