Spiritual Life Guide

Spiritual discipline Scriptures
(Prayer) “The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord, but the prayer of the upright is His delight.” “The Lord is far from the wicked, but He hears the prayer of the righteous.” –Prov. 15:8, 29
(Prayer) “For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their prayer. But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.” –I Pet. 3:12
(Prayer) “These I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer; their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be accepted on my altar; for my house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples.” –Isa. 56:7 “It is written, ‘My house will be called a house of prayer’; but you are making it a den of robbers.” – Matt. 21:13
(Witness) “In the last days it will be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams. Even upon my slaves, both men and women, in those days I will pour out my Spirit; and they shall prophesy.” –Acts 2:17-18 “Also many of those who became believers confessed and disclosed their practices. A number of those who practiced magic collected their books and burned them publically; when the value of these books was calculated, it was found to come to fifty thousand silver coin. So the word of the Lord grew mightily and prevailed.” –Acts 19:18-20
(Giving) “Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves cheerful giver. And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that by always having enough of everything, you may share abundantly in every good work. You will be enriched in every way for your great generosity, which will produce thanksgiving to God through us.” –II Cor. 9:7-8, 11 “As you go, proclaim the good news, ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’ Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. You received without payment; give without payment.” –Matt. 10:7-8
(Service) “Be dressed for action and have your lamps lit; be like those who are waiting for their master to return from the wedding banquet, so that they may open the door for Him as soon as He comes and knocks.” –Lu. 12:35-36 “There are varieties of service but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone.” –I Cor. 12:5-6
(Worship) “Sing to the Lord, all the earth. Tell of His salvation from day to day. Declare His glory among the nations, His marvelous works among all the peoples. For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; He is to be revered above all gods. Ascribe to the Lord the glory due His Name; bring an offering, and come before Him. Worship the Lord in holy splendor; tremble before Him, all the earth. The world is firmly established; it shall never be moved. Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice, and let them say among the nations, ‘The Lord is king!’” –I Chr. 16:23-25, 29-31 “Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come into His presence with singing. Know that the Lord is God. It is He that made us, and we are His; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture. Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His Name. For the Lord is good; His steadfast love endures forever, and His faithfulness to all generations.” –Ps. 100
(Giving) “Give and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap; for the measure you give will be the measure you get back.” –Lu. 6:38 “If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!” –Lu. 11:13
(Bible reading) “All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, so that everyone who belongs to God may be proficient, equipped for every good work.” –II Tim. 3:16-17
(Meditation) “I will meditate on your precepts, and fix my eyes on your ways. Make me understand the way of your precepts, and I will meditate on your wondrous works. I revere your commandments, which I love, and I will meditate on your statutes. Let the arrogant be put to shame, because they have subverted me with guile; as for me, I will meditate on your precepts. I have more understanding than all my teachers, for your decrees are my meditation. My eyes are awake before each watch of the night, that I may meditate on your promise.” –Ps. 119:15, 27, 48, 78, 99, 148
(Prayer) “Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer.” –Rom. 12:12 “Pray in the Spirit at all times in every prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert and always persevere in supplication for all the saints.” –Eph. 6:18
(Meditation) “Be still, and know that I am God! I am exalted among the nations, I am exalted in the earth.” –Ps. 46:10 “We ponder your steadfast love, O God, in the midst of your temple.” –Ps. 48:9 “I will meditate on all your work, and muse on your mighty deeds.” –Ps. 77:12
(Witness) “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” –Matt. 28:19-20 “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” –Acts 1:8
(Bible reading) “Then beginning with Moses and all the prophets, He interpreted to them the things about Himself in all the Scriptures. Then He said to them, ‘These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you- that everything written about me in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms must be fulfilled.’ Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, and He said to them, ‘Thus it is written, that the Messiah is to suffer and to rise from the dead on the third day, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed in His Name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.’” –Lu. 24:27, 44-47
(Meditation) “This book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth; you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be carefu145:5 l to act in accordance with all that is written in it. For then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall be successful.” –Josh. 1:8 “I remember the days of old, I think about all your deeds, I meditate on the works of your hands.” –Ps. 143:5 “On the glorious splendor of your majesty, and on your wondrous works, I will meditate.” –Ps. 145:5
(Service) “The gifts He gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ.” –Eph. 4:11-12
(Witness) “Do not be ashamed, then, of the testimony about our Lord or of me His prisoner, but join with me in suffering for the gospel, relying on the power of God. And for this reason I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, for I know the One in whom I have put my trust, and I am sure that He is able to guard until that day what I have entrusted to Him.” –II Tim. 1:8, 12 “Then Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in Him, ‘If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.’ –Jn. 8:31-32 “My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit and become my disciples.” –Jn. 15:8
(Worship) “But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth, for the Father seeks such as these to worship Him. God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” –Jn. 4:23-24 “I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.” –Rom. 12:1
(Service) “Render service with enthusiasm, as to the Lord and not to men and women, knowing that whatever good we do, we will receive the same again from the Lord, whether we are slaves or free.” –Eph. 6:7-8 “Whatever your task, put yourself into it, as done for the Lord and not for your masters, since you know that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward; you serve the Lord Christ.” –Col. 3:23-24
(Prayer) “For this reason, since the day we heard of it, we have not ceased praying for you and asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of God’s will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that you may lead lives worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to Him, as you bear fruit in every good work and as you grow in the knowledge of God.” –Phil. 1:9-11 “Are any among you suffering? They should pray. Are any cheerful? They should sing songs of praise. Are any among you sick? They should call for the elders of the church and have them pray over them, anointing them with oil in the Name of the Lord. The prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise them up; and anyone who has committed sins will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective.” –Ja. 5:13-16
(Bible reading) “I live as an alien in the land; do not hide your commandments from me. I treasure your word in my heart, so that I may not sin against you. Open my eyes that I may see the wondrous things in your law. Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” –Ps. 119:9, 11, 28, 105 “Every word of God proves true; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him.” –Prov. 30:5 “My word that goes out from my mouth shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and succeed in the thing for which I sent it.” –Isa. 55:11
(Service) “Whoever serves me must follow me, and where I am, there will my servant be also. Whoever serves me, the Father will honor.” –Jn. 12:26 “If you will only heed His every commandment that I am commanding you today- loving the Lord your God, and serving Him with all your heart and with all your soul- then He will give the rain for your land in and He will give grass in your fields for your livestock, and you will eat your fill.” – Deut. 11:13-15 “Take good care to observe the commandment and instruction that Moses the servant of the Lord commanded you, to love the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways, to keep His commandments, and to hold fast to Him, and to serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul.” –Josh. 22:5
(Witness) “Whoever speaks the truth gives honest evidence, but a false witness speaks deceitfully.” – Prov. 12:17
(Giving) “Whoever gives to the poor will lack nothing, but one who turns a blind eye will get many a curse.” –Prov. 28:27 “It is well with those who deal generously and lend, who conduct their affairs with justice.” – Ps. 112:5
(Worship) “Sing praises to God, sing praises; sing praises to our King, sing praises. For God is the king of all the earth; sing praises with a psalm.” –Ps. 47:6-7 “O come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into His presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! O come, let us worship and bow down let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker! For He is our God, and we are the people of His pasture, and the sheep of His hand.” –Ps. 95:1-2, 6-7 “Be filled with the Spirit as you sing psalms and hymns and spiritual among yourselves, singing and making melody to the Lord in your hearts, giving thanks to God the Father at all times and for everything in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” –Eph. 5:18b-20
(Prayer) “If my people who are called by my Name humble themselves, pray, seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” –II Chr. 7:14 “Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words. And God, who searches the heart, knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.” –Rom. 8:26-27
(Giving) “And whoever gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones in the Name of a disciple- truly I tell you, none of these will lose their rewards.” –Matt. 10:42 “Am I not allowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me? Or are you envious because I am generous?” –Matt. 20:15 “As for those who in the present age are rich, command them not to be haughty, or to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but rather on God who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. They are to do good, to be rich in good works, generous, and ready to share, thus storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of the life that really is life.” –I Tim. 6:17-19
(Bible reading) “Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.” –Jn. 17:17 “Indeed, the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing until it divides soul from spirit, joints from marrow; it is able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” –Heb. 4:12
(Meditation) “Their delight is in the law of the Lord, and on His law they meditate day and night.” –Ps. 1:2 “My heart became hot within me. While I mused, the fire burned; then I spoke with my tongue.” –Ps. 39:3 “The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims His handiwork. Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night declares knowledge. There is no speech, nor are there words; their voice is not heard; yet their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.” –Ps. 19:1-4 “May my meditation be pleasing to Him, for I rejoice in the Lord.” –Ps. 104:34
(Service) “For the rendering of this ministry not only supplies the needs of the saints but also overflows with many thanksgivings to God.” –II Cor. 9:12 “Now if you are unwilling to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods you ancestors served in the region beyond the River or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living; but as for me and my household we will serve the Lord.” –Josh 24:15

Discipleship – Spiritual Guide for October

Spiritual disciplines that help us grow include prayer, Bible-reading, meditation, worship, service, witness, and giving. This is not a complete list, but it’s what you’ll look for in this guide.

(On a line next to each scripture, note the spiritual discipline and something helpful to you from the Scripture.)

Discipleship list 10-19