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June 23, 2014

June 23, 2014

"A True Disciples Continues in God's Word"

“If you continue in my Word, then you are truly disciples of mine.”  John 8: 31 NASB

How do I grow?  One step in the right direction is reading your Bible regularly.  It’s a great way to get started but not the final step.  Jesus wants you to make a long term commitment to learning about Him and His Word.  That’s what makes you a disciple.

How do you continue in the Word and stay connected with Jesus for the long term?  Here are some thoughts for you:

Make the decision to do it.  It starts with your commitment.  Don’t wait for a better time to make God’s Word a regular part of your life.  Start your commitment today.

Make a declaration.  Tell others about your plan.  Hold yourself accountable.  If you keep your commitment to God a secret, it’s easier to slip up.

Make a determination.  Be absolutely determined to make this a permanent habit in your life, particularly when you first begin.  It will stand you in good stead.

Double up.  Get a partner to come alongside you for support and encouragement.  This is a person with whom you can share what you learn in your quiet times.  It might be person from a small group you’re in, a friend or family member.

Remember what Ecclesiastes 4:9 says, “Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed.”  Spending time with God is not meant to be for a short time.  He hopes you’ll adopt it as a life-long habit.

Research shows that you need to do something for about six week’s straight to build a habit.  Make God’s Word a part of your life today, for the rest of your life.

Peace in the Lord,

Pastor Don