Bring Life

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Healing - Proverbs 4:20-22 - Bring Life - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Healing – Proverbs 4:20-22 – Bring Life – Growing As Disciples

My child, pay attention to what I say. Listen carefully to my words. Don’t lose sight of them. Let them penetrate deep into your heart, for they bring life to those who find them, and healing to their whole body. Proverbs 4:20-22 (NLT)

Penetrate Your Heart 

I want to live the life that you have called me to live. I know that you want me to live a full and vibrant and healthy life that bears fruit for your kingdom and brings glory to your name. Yes, I do. I know that on my own, by myself, I cannot live that kind of life. Why is that? I’m sure that you know why. Yes, I do. But, I would like you to tell me why you can’t live a full, vibrant, healthy and fruit bearing life without me and my help. Well, first of all, I have no desire to live my life without you. I have been there and done that before. My life without you was a bruised and battered and broken life. On my own, I walked on a dark and depressing path. I was lost and without hope in the world. You, rescued me from all the that. Yes, I did. You set me on a new path. You bound up my wounds and healed my broken life. You gave me a completely new life to live. Yes, I did.

You know something you haven’t told me yet. What is it? Even though you have given me a completely new life to live in you, I must still live it. What do you mean by that? Well, it is possible, it seems, at least to me, that I could live less than the life you want me to live, if I do not do what you ask of me. You’re right about that. But what, do you have in mind? You want to continue to change me every day as I love, follow and serve you. That’s right. You want to make me to be like you. You want me to think like you thought. You want me to speak like you spoke. You want me to do what you did. Yes, I do. That cannot be a work that I do for myself. That’s right. You are the one that will change my heart and transform my mind. You are the one that will make me able to follow and serve you. I will do that for you. Yes, I know and for that I am very thankful.

How will I change your heart and transform your mind? There is no secret there, your word is very clear on the subject. Yes, it is. You will change my heart and transform my mind as I allow your word to penetrate my heart. This is where I have a responsibility. Yes, you do. I must allow your word to penetrate my heart. That’s right. If I do not allow your word to penetrate my heart, then I will live less than the life that you have called me to live. I don’t want that. No, you don’t. Will you meet with me in my word? Will you allow my word to penetrate your heart and mind and life? Yes Lord, I will. Then you will have my fullness of health in your life and my healing in your body. You will live the life that I have called you to live. You will do what is pleasing to me.

Lord, when I was living apart from you, I was living unhealthy life. I went where I shouldn’t have gone and did what I shouldn’t have done. You rescued me from that life. Thank you that your word is penetrating my heart and giving me a new healthy life in you. Amen

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Life To Those Who Find Them

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - God's Word- Proverbs 4:20-22 - Life To Those Who Find Them - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – God’s Word- Proverbs 4:20-22 – Life To Those Who Find Them – Growing As Disciples

My son, pay attention to what I say; listen closely to my words. Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; for they are life to those who find them and health to a man’s whole body. Proverbs 4:20-22 (NIV) 

My Words

How about I start out talking. That would be fine with me. What would you like to say to me? I have set apart a time and place to meet with you. A day does not go by that I haven’t made it a priority to hear from you. I’ve noticed that about you. You are consistent. You are determined. You are relentless. I am paying full attention to your words. I am listening very carefully to everything you want to say to me. I am remaining still before you. I am being quiet in your presence. I am focused. I am eager. I am expectant. I am straining to hear every one of your words. There is no place I would rather be than in your presence. There is nothing I would rather do than hear from you. Those are very good desires that you have in your heart. I know that these desires in my heart come from you. You are fanning the flame of my desire for you. Yes, I am.

What has my word done for you? Your word has guarded and guided my life. Your word has steered me away from danger. Your word has guided the course of my life. Your word has helped me to know and do your will. Your word has helped me to think your thoughts, speak your words and do your deeds. Your word has helped me to stand against temptation and evil that is in the world. Your word has helped me to do what is pleasing in your sight. You word has filled me with joy. Your word has made me glad. Your word has given me hope. Every good thing that I have received now and will receive forever has come to me through your word. Your word has healed what was once a bruised and battered and broken life. Now, your word has brought health to my body and healing to my entire being. I am so thankful for your word. That is very good. 

What will you never stop doing with my word? I will never stop listening to your word. I will never stop putting your word into practice. There will never be a day that I don’t need to hear from you. There will never be a day that I will stop needing to know your will. There will never be a day when I don’t need to put your word in practice. I will always hear your words. I will also do your will. Speak to me Lord. I am listening. Yes, I know that you are. 

Father, I will pay attention to your word by listening closely to whatever you say to me. Your word will not leave my sight. I will keep your word in my heart. Thank you for helping me to hear your word. Your word has brought life and health to my whole body. Amen

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