Equipping Your Reimagine Journey
In my hunger for becoming a disciplemaker, I found Dallas Willard's The Great Omission written in 2006. He says "I often tell people I can give them one verse that is worth more than any college education, and it is Joshua 1:8. It will guarantee them the life that they only dimly dream to be possible."
I thought this was a great way for me to make disciples, especially since I work for a college!
So I made Joshua 1:8 my memory verse for this week.
"Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful."
Do you have any thoughtprovoking verses like Joshua 1:8 that I can focus on this week?
James 1:22 is the test of who is deluded and who is not.
James 1:22, "But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves."
9-12Be assured that from the first day we heard of you, we haven't stopped praying for you, asking God to give you wise minds and spirits attuned to his will, and so acquire a thorough understanding of the ways in which God works. We pray that you'll live well for the Master, making him proud of you as you work hard in his orchard. As you learn more and more how God works, you will learn how to do your work. We pray that you'll have the strength to stick it out over the long haul—not the grim strength of gritting your teeth but the glory-strength God gives. It is strength that endures the unendurable and spills over into joy, thanking the Father who makes us strong enough to take part in everything bright and beautiful that he has for us.
Keeping the old covenant Book of the Law in mind is not what new testament Christians need to be doing! Under the new covenant, those who have received a new mind and heart have different thoughts:
Heb 3:1 ... holy brothers, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus ...
Why? 2 Pet 1:3 gives us the answer: His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him ...
Yes! Psalm 119:99: "I have more insight than all my teachers, for I meditate on your statutes." It's God's word that disciples us, waters us, feeds us, and makes us wise.
Ray Stedman autographed using this verse - Jeremiah 33:3
3 ‘Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’ NKJV
3 'Call to me and I will answer you. I'll tell you marvelous and wondrous things that you could never figure out on your own.' The Message
This verse has given me constant motivation to stay in the Word and stay connected to the vine.
Johusa 1:8 is a great verse. I am teaching a small group of women about growing strong in Christ and how important it is to meditate and memorize the Word so it is hidden in our hearts. This will be a great blessing to them next week.
Psalm 119:2 "Blessed are those who keep His testimonies, Who seek Him with the whole heart!"
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