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Published on August 14, 2013

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DEVOTIONAL LIFE

Joshua 1:8 “This Book of the Law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe {and} do according to all that is written in it. For then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall deal wisely {and} have good success.”

DEVOTION means: • An act of prayer or private worship. • A time we spend with God. • Devotional life centers you on God.

Importance of Devotional Life Why we do devotionals?  We need God’s Word daily. “Man shall not live {and} be upheld {and} sustained by bread alone, but by every word that comes forth from the mouth of God.” Matthew 4:4

• Dependency on God. “Lean on, trust in, {and} be confident in the Lord with all your heart {and} mind and do not rely on your own insight {or} understanding. In all your ways know, recognize, {and} acknowledge Him, and He will direct {and} make straight {and} plain your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6 To improve our relationship with God, ensuring we are inside His will every day. This is to know His will in our life

 To draw closer to God. God longs to hear our voices. Talk to Him like you would to a close friend. Treat Him as the most important person in your life. Devotional life makes you grow in Christ. It prevents us from being stagnant. There will be times that we don’t want to pray or read. Regardless how it feels, we must have our devotion.

When we do devotional We do devotionals first thing in the morning. Primary way to invite God into our day. It is a way to make sure He is our top priority before family, work, or anything. God must be our first.

We put God first. “But seek (aim at and strive after) first of all His kingdom and His righteousness (His way of doing and being right), and then all these things taken together will be given you besides.” Matthew 6:33

We must put on our armor before the battle • Eph 6:10 In conclusion, be strong in the Lord [be empowered through your union with Him]; draw your strength from Him [that strength which His boundless might provides].11 Put on God's whole armor [the armor of a heavy-armed soldier which God supplies], that you may be able successfully to stand up against [all] the strategies {and} the deceits of the devil.

Jesus sought the Lord early in the morning. Mark 1:35 “And in the morning, long before daylight, He got up and went out to a deserted place, and there He prayed.”

How do we do devotionals? Start by prayer and worship Read from the Old Testament, New Testament, a Psalm and a Proverb We look for what the Lord is speaking to us (Rhema Word)

We write down 5 things that we get from scripture: Message (what is the Lord speaking to me) Promise (what is the Lord promising?) Command (what is the Lord telling me to do)  Warning (what is the Lord cautioning me about)  Application (how can I apply this word practically to my life)

• What you have learned and apply it into your life We learn also by doing and sharing. What we have been given is usually not meant for us solely, it is a gift that keeps on giving as we, in turn, help others! A willing heart, a teachable spirit, the willingness and availability to share are essential for a disciple of our Lord! Freely we received, freely give! Others may benefit from what you have learned from the Lord.

BENEFITS OF DOING YOUR DEVOTIONS • Your life will change. • Your attitude will change. • You will be pointed in the right direction. • The Bible will break through your self-will and deceptions, including sins, temptations, and rationalizations, because the Bible is the voice of God. •

Make devotion a PRIORITY. Let Christ transform you through His Word. If we love Jesus, we will spend more time to know Him more.

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