40 Days of Discipline

40 Days of Discipline: Day 10 – Review

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22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.  23 Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror 24 and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like.  25 But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do. (James 1:22 – 25)

 

Today is dedicated to reviewing what we have learned over the past five days.  In our reviews of the Disciplines of Bible Study and Spiritual Warfare, we saw the tremendous impact we can have on A World in Need.  Think about what you have learned, and if you have missed any of the days, you can use today to catch up.

Please consider the question and suggestion below and ask God to help you to apply the lessons from His word to your life.

Question/Suggestion

Can you think of someone you really care about who could benefit from some Biblical wisdom?  Prayerfully think about how you might be able to share something relevant from God’s word with them.

 

 

4 thoughts on “40 Days of Discipline: Day 10 – Review

  1. I use to work with a lady who doesn’t believe in God. I never tried to “push” God on her, but I would subtly do things in hopes of getting her to church. If there was event, or If I would invite anyone who doesn’t have a Church to Easter, Christmas, Thanksgiving service, etc., I would include her. She told me one day that she didn’t like that I would include her, and it was upsetting to her, so I stopped….even though I didn’t want to. I left an open invitation to her instead.

    Just thinking about her now reminds me that it’s been a while since I’ve prayed for her and her family. Her husband doesn’t believe in God either. I will begin praying for them again.

  2. That is very nice of you Joseth.
    My present roommate does not want me to invite her anymore or suggest as she says she does not like Evengelism.
    My sisters do not go to church either.
    I have enough people to pray for.
    Easier for me to pray for those close to me especially my son in law as he us very influential in my daughter and grandson’s life so when he sees the light then three of them will be saved.
    My daughter us already saved but losing —–

  3. In my case, I use every chance I have to invite friends and acquaintances at my church, bible study group and also fellowship in my home. Sometimes it just happens to me randomly, like for example while waiting for my workout class (Zumba. Yoga, stretch class, etc. ) to begin, I get to chat with someone or gym friend beside me, and during that time, we talk about many things. Of course, it will take some time ( days, months even a year) to get this person comfortable with me. When time comes that I can see and feel that the person is getting to be my friend, I invite at my home or church events like, Easter, Christmas or just lunch meeting with the ladies at my bible study group. Even in the adult English class whereI’m teaching once a week at the Community City Hall of my neighborhood, I sometimes invite the members of the class to come with me at church to meet new friends and practice their English conversation with foreigners in my church. For example thanksgiving lunch at church and there were tines I have 10 or even more members come with me. Sometimes I combined both gym friends. members of my English class, and my next door neighbor to come with me at church on special events. Of course, if the event is potluck lunch I never asked those I invited to bring food, instead, I just tell them to come and be my guests and I double or triple the amount of food I’m bringing for potluck. I think I have the gift of hospitality that the Lord has been using for me to be able to share the gospel here in Japan and wherever my husband gets posted. I’m grateful, since I became a foreign service official’s wife (diplomat) , I learned to cook and host people at home as it is part of my duty in the diplomatic corps. I’m grateful the Lord made me realize that in my position, I am serving him and glorifying him in all that I do, maybe that’s the reason , why I find it easy to invite non believers to church or to my bible study groups. It is the Lord who gives me strength and enthusiasm to share His Love and truth of the gospel.

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