Raising a people of purpose


John 8: 31 – 32
The Word: John 8: 31 – 32 (KJV)

31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; 32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

Dig Deeper:
Mark 1: 35 

35 And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.

Think about it
Day 1, Second Week of our Masterlife Workbook

Our quiet time is not just a spiritual habit, It’s an appointment with Divinity

Our memory verse this week from the Masterlife workbook is
John 8: 31 – 32:
‘Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, Then are ye my disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.Again let’s break it into 3 simple lines for easy memorising:
Line 1: Jesus said to the Jews which believed on him:
Line 2: If you continue in my word, then are you my disciples indeed
Line 3: And you shall know the truth and the trust shall make you free.If you say it in those few lines for a few times, It will stick.

What is the central message of that memory verse?
Answer: Continuity.Jesus doesn’t want you to have your quiet time for 2days and give up. He wants it to become a continuous, never ending thing.

Why do we memorise?
So we can think and regurgitate on the word we have learnt as we go through our day.Memorising, puts God’s word in your head, But meditating puts the word in your heartIn other to grow and walk in God’s perfect plan for your life, there is no substitute for the word. So Jesus is saying effectively: Well done for your efforts so far. However there is a need to develop consistency.  In our quiet time, we receive guidance, we receive direction, we also grow.The amount (length of time is important). It’s like having food but not enough quantity, you will still be hungry. The quality of the quiet time is also important – No distractions. Determine not to think about other things at that time. Push those wandering thoughts aside.Lastly, to have a consistent, quality, enough quantity time with God, you may need to change your schedule or life pattern a bit. You may need to sleep a bit early so you can wake up a bit early. Sports people change their lives schedule so they can go on and be more effective in training. For you to optimise your life, you may need to change your schedule too….

Prayer focus:  Lord thank you for a new day…. Everything is possible for me this week IJN. 

Book of the month: The Church is embarking on weeks of discipleship workbook study starting with the Masterlife: Disciple’s cross.
On Grace: If not for the Grace of God by Joyce Meyer recommended.