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August 28, 2019, 4:00 AM

Daily Inspiration: Disciple as Companion


Disciple as Companion

 

Genesis 12:1-2, 4

Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father's house to the land that I will show you. And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing.”

So Abram went, as the Lord had told him

 

Thought for Today

When God calls someone to be His disciple it is not a call to simply study Him or learn from Him. When God calls someone to discipleship it is a call to high adventure. God’s call to Abraham was to go where God showed Him. For the prophets it is the call to go and speak to the people on behalf of the Lord. Journeying with God can be a lot of things: scary; exhilarating; uncomfortable; challenging; but it is never boring. If your faith-walk has become dry, unexciting, or uninspiring then you may be missing the adventure God has planned for you. Take a few moments this morning and tell God that you are open for an adventure with Him.

 

Prayer

Lord God, I am open to the adventure You have planned for me. Give me the ears to hear Your call and the courage to go where You lead me. Amen.

 

Devotional Quote

To fall in love with God is the greatest romance; to seek him the greatest adventure; to find him, the greatest human achievement. ― Augustine of Hippo

 

Quote of the Day

The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience. ― Eleanor RooseveltDisciples as Student

 

 

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August 27, 2019, 4:00 AM

Daily Inspiration: Disciple as Student


Disciples as Student

 

John 6:45 It is written in the Prophets, ‘And they will all be taught by God.’ Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to me. . . (ESV)

 

Thought for Today

A disciple is someone who desires to learn from his or her Master. At its core discipleship is being a student. God has always held out this expectation. The prophets of old declared that we would one day learn from God Himself, not those teaching about God. Jesus tells us that when we come to Him we learn directly from God. As disciples we are on a life long journey to learn all that we can from Jesus. We learn from His words and His actions. We learn from the things He loved and the things He hated. Take some time today to open your Bible to one of the Gospels and see what you can learn from Jesus.

 

Prayer

Lord Jesus, I come to You this week learn from You. Teach me the lessons You have for me. Amen.

 

Devotional Quote

Jesus does not give recipes that show the way to God as other teachers of religion do. He is himself the way. — Karl Barth

 

Quote of the Day

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. — Benjamin Franklin
 

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August 26, 2019, 5:00 AM

Daily Inspiration: Discipleship: God's Call


God's Call

 

Genesis 12:1-2

Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father's house to the land that I will show you. And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing.

 

Thought for Today

God calls us out of the midst of everyday life into an amazing adventure. Abram was just an average guy living in Ur. Abram simply had the capacity to believe God when He spoke. God called him to go and off Abram went. Notice that God is the one who makes all the promises and upon whom the conditions of the arrangement rest. God says, “Abram, you be My man and I’ll bless your socks off.” That is an incredible offer. It is the same offer He makes today. He calls you to be His man or woman and says that all the conditions will rest on Him. He will die for your sins. He will never leave you nor forsake you. He will even give you the faith to believe His promises. All you have to do is agree to go with Him. That is an offer I hope you’ll take seriously!

 

Prayer

Lord God, thank You for all of Your promises to me. I want to be Yours. Strengthen my faith and help me respond to Your call each day. Amen.

 

Devotional Quote

You will bear a commission from God, for you have received a call from God. — Joseph Barber Lightfoot
 

Quote of the Day

The need itself is not the call. ” ― Charles E. Hummel

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