I Have Put My Hope In Your Word

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ – Day 217- Psalm 119:145-152- I Have Put My Hope In Your Word – Growing As Disciples

I call with all my heart; answer me, O LORD, and I will obey your decrees. I call out to you; save me and I will keep your statutes. I rise before dawn and cry for help; I have put my hope in your word. My eyes stay open through the watches of the night, that may meditate on your promises. Hear my voice in accordance with your love; preserve my life, O LORD, according to your laws. Those who devise wicked schemes are near, but they are far from your law. Yet you are near, O LORD, and all your commands are true. Long ago I learned from your statutes that you established them to last forever. Psalm 119:145-152 (NIV)

Your Word

Your word is true. Your word is strong. Your word is completely reliable. I will put my complete hope and trust in your word. What has my word done for you? That is a short question with a very long answer. I have time. I would love to hear your long answer. Your word has changed my heart. Your word has transformed my mind. Your word has guided my life. I maybe should use the word is rather than has. Why is that? You are not finished with me yet. Your word is and will be working in and through my life until the day I come to meet you face to face. That’s true. That’s right. That’s sure. But I have more to say about what your word has done for me. Keep going. Your word has helped me to think your thoughts, speak your words and take your actions. In other words, your word has helped me to come to know you. Your word has helped me to be able to do your will. To be clearer, your word has not only helped me to know your will, it has given me the power to do your will. How so? Your Holy Spirit has taken your word and used it like a sword to fight in me, with me, for me and through me. Your word and the power of the Holy Spirit has helped me to stand against evil and resist temptation. I’m glad that you know this to be true. I’m not done. I’m still listening. Meeting with you in your word has helped me to live in an intimate relationship with you. I can hear your voice speaking to me through your word. I can joyously say that there is no place I would be than meeting with you in your word. There is nothing I would rather do than meet with you. That is very good. Our thoughts and feelings are mutual. It is my joy to have you draw near to me in my word. Thank you, Lord.

I have another question for you? I’m listening. What has been required of you for my word to do its work in you? For your word to do your work in me I have had to come to meet with you in your word. I have had to make myself available to hear from you. How often have you needed to hear from me? How often do you need to make yourself available to me? I need to hear from you continually, not just every day, but moment by moment throughout my day. How is that possible? I have made your word the meditation of my heart. I think about your word and pray your word and talk with you about your word moment and moment throughout my days as I walk through life with you. That is very good. Keep on letting my word dwell in you richly. Yes Lord, I will. That is very good.

Lord, I will meditate deeply on your word. I will place all my hope in you. I will allow your word to change my heart, transform my mind and guide my life. Guard the course of my life by your word. Fill my life with hope as I meet daily with you in your word. Amen

Key Question… How has meditating on God’s word helped you to place all your trust in Him?

Living It Out… Make it your daily practice to meditate deeply on God’s word so He can use it to guard and guide your life.

Seeing It Happen… Have faith that God will guard and guide your life by His word.

Get Ready To Share… Share with another person or your small group how meditating in God’s word is changing your heart, mind and life.

Prayer To Bless Others… May you place all your hope in God’s word as you meditate on it daily.

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Pray With All My Heart

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Promises - Day 194- Psalm 119:145-152 - Pray With All My Heart - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Promises – Day 194- Psalm 119:145-152 – Pray With All My Heart – Growing As Disciples

I pray with all my heart; answer me, LORD! I will obey your decrees.  I cry out to you; rescue me, that I may obey your laws.  I rise early, before the sun is up; I cry out for help and put my hope in your words.  I stay awake through the night, thinking about your promise.  In your faithful love, O LORD, hear my cry; let me be revived by following your regulations.  Lawless people are coming to attack me; they live far from your instructions.  But you are near, O LORD, and all your commands are true.  I have known from my earliest days that your laws will last forever. Psalm 119:145-152 (NLT)

Pray 

Why is it that you can cry out to me? Why is it that you can lay your prayers before me? Why is it well worth your time and effort to draw near to me? Will I hear you? Will I answer your prayers? Will I help you in your hour of need? Is it my delight for you to choose to live in an intimate relationship with me? Tell me what you think? What is on your heart and in your mind? You love and care for me. You are not distant. You are not far off. You have not removed yourself from me. I can cry out to you because you delight to hear from me. As a son can come to his father, so also, I can come to you. Yet, you are far better, far wiser, and more loving and caring than any human father. Your eye is always on me. Your hand rests on me. There is nowhere I can go that takes me out of your sight. There is no detail of my life that goes unobserved and unnoticed by you. You know me. You know the thoughts I will think before I think them. You know the words I will speak before I speak them. You know the actions I will take before I take them. One might think that with such knowledge you would turn away from me. Why is that? I am a sinner. I have sinned. I will sin. That is all the more reason for you to come and pray to me. Confess your sin. Receive your cleansing. Be made new. Keep on living the life I have given you to live. Cry out to me. Lay your prayers before. Allow me to hear and answer your prayers. Allow me to guard and guide your life. Allow me to fulfill all my promises to you. That I will do. That will be very good. 

Lord, I will keep on crying out to you. I will keep on laying my prayers before you. I will keep drawing near to you. I will live in an intimate relationship with you. Thank you for loving and caring for me. Fulfill your promises in my life. Amen

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Hope In Your Word

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Becoming Like Christ - Day 217- Psalm 119:145-152- Hope In Your Word - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ – Day 217- Psalm 119:145-152- Hope In Your Word – Growing As Disciples

I call with all my heart; answer me, O LORD, and I will obey your decrees. I call out to you; save me and I will keep your statutes. I rise before dawn and cry for help; I have put my hope in your word. My eyes stay open through the watches of the night, that may meditate on your promises. Hear my voice in accordance with your love; preserve my life, O LORD, according to your laws. Those who devise wicked schemes are near, but they are far from your law. Yet you are near, O LORD, and all your commands are true. Long ago I learned from your statutes that you established them to last forever. Psalm 119:145-152 (NIV)

Your Word

Your word is true. Your word is strong. Your word is completely reliable. I will put my complete hope and trust in your word. What has my word done for you? That is a short question with a very long answer. I have time. I would love to hear your long answer. Your word has changed my heart. Your word has transformed my mind. Your word has guided my life. I maybe should use the word is rather than has. Why is that? You are not finished with me yet. Your word is and will be working in and through my life until the day I come to meet you face to face. That’s true. That’s right. That’s sure. But I have more to say about what your word has done for me. Keep going. Your word has helped me to think your thoughts, speak your words and take your actions. In other words, your word has helped me to come to know you. Your word has helped me to be able to do your will. To be clearer, your word has not only helped me to know your will, it has given me the power to do your will. How so? Your Holy Spirit has taken your word and used it like a sword to fight in me, with me, for me and through me. Your word and the power of the Holy Spirit has helped me to stand against evil and resist temptation. I’m glad that you know this to be true. I’m not done. I’m still listening. Meeting with you in your word has helped me to live in an intimate relationship with you. I can hear your voice speaking to me through your word. I can joyously say that there is no place I would be than meeting with you in your word. There is nothing I would rather do than meet with you. That is very good. Our thoughts and feelings are mutual. It is my joy to have you draw near to me in my word. Thank you, Lord.

I have another question for you? I’m listening. What has been required of you for my word to do its work in you? For your word to do your work in me I have had to come to meet with you in your word. I have had to make myself available to hear from you. How often have you needed to hear from me? How often do you need to make yourself available to me? I need to hear from you continually, not just every day, but moment by moment throughout my day. How is that possible? I have made your word the meditation of my heart. I think about your word and pray your word and talk with you about your word moment and moment throughout my days as I walk through life with you. That is very good. Keep on letting my word dwell in you richly. Yes Lord, I will. That is very good.

Lord, I will meditate deeply on your word. I will place all my hope in you. I will allow your word to change my heart, transform my mind and guide my life. Guard the course of my life by your word. Fill my life with hope as I meet daily with you in your word. Amen

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Day 217 – Becoming Like Christ – Psalm 119-145-152 – Hope In Your Word – 4 Page Discipleship Devotional Study Guide

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