PRAYER FOCUS: Lord, make me a disciplined, consistent disciple!
Mark 8:34 – 37 (NIV) Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it. What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul?
Matthew 4:19 – 20 (NIV) “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” At once they left their nets and followed him.
Hebrews 11:6 (NIV) And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
Keys mentioned here:
- If anyone would come after Me (Jesus), he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me.
- Come follow Me (Jesus)…at once they left their nets and followed Him.
- He who comes to God must believe that He is AND that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
Lord, help us to deny ourselves and follow you.
Let us not hesitate to obey and follow you.
Let us never doubt you. May we be ‘diligent’ in diligently seeking You! Thank you that you reward those who do.
Help us to be disciplined and consistent in studying Your Word, prayer and fellowship.
What areas do you need to put in place to be a disciplined follower of Jesus – pray about them today.
Do you need to set a specific time to study God’s Word and pray? Plan that time now!
“My sheep hear My voice and I know them, and they follow Me. John 10:27
Make sure Jesus is your Shepard today!