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Remaining True To The Vision: Acts: 26:19 (Faithfulness)

Start:Dec 07, 2022

Duration:30 Minutes

Goal: this Cognitive Trail will improve the development of the spiritual fruit of faithfulness.

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Mustard Seed

Summary: Investing in the fruit of faithfulness.

Step 1

Read Galatians 5:22-23:

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law."

Are you ready to make an investment in the Fruit of Faithfulness?

Step 2

Has God ever given you a vision?

Perhaps it was a vision of the kind of person you could ultimately become or a vision of what He wanted to do through your life?

If so, write down that vision in the space provided.

(Note: if you have not received a vision form God, please select another Trail).

Step 3

Read Acts 26:19:

"I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision."

Select 'Successful' when you are finished.

Step 4

What have you done with the vision God has given you? Be specific.

Step 5

Go to 'DOCUMENTS' and read Oswald Chambers' observations about being obedient to the vision.

Select 'Successful' when you are finished.

Step 6

Oswald states:

"If we lose “the heavenly vision” God has given us, we alone are responsible— not God. We lose the vision because of our own lack of spiritual growth. If we do not apply our beliefs about God to the issues of everyday life, the vision God has given us will never be fulfilled."

What specific actions can you take to improve your ability to apply your beliefs about God to your everyday life?

Step 7

Oswald observes:

The only way to be obedient to “the heavenly vision” is to give our utmost for His highest— our best for His glory. This can be accomplished only when we make a determination to continually remember God’s vision. But the acid test is obedience to the vision in the details of our everyday life— sixty seconds out of every minute, and sixty minutes out of every hour, not just during times of personal prayer or public meetings."

How strongly do you agree with this observation?

Step 8

Oswald continues:

“Though it tarries, wait for it...” (Habakkuk 2:3). We cannot bring the vision to fulfillment through our own efforts, but must live under its inspiration until it fulfills itself. We try to be so practical that we forget the vision."

How much have you been trying to bring about the vision through your own practical efforts?

Step 9

Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal to you how you have been trying to bring the vision about through your own efforts.

Write down anything you receive.

Step 10

Is there anything you would like to repent of (express your sorrow)?

If so, you can do so privately or in the space provided.

Step 11

Oswald states:

"Watch for the storms of God. The only way God plants His saints is through the whirlwind of His storms. Will you be proven to be an empty pod with no seed inside? That will depend on whether or not you are actually living in the light of the vision you have seen. Let God send you out through His storm, and don’t go until He does. If you select your own spot to be planted, you will prove yourself to be an unproductive, empty pod. However, if you allow God to plant you, you will “bear much fruit” (John 15:8)."

Regarding the vision, how important to you is it to allow God to set the timing, conditions and circumstances of it's fulfillment?

Step 12

Oswald concludes:

"It is essential that we live and “walk in the light” of God’s vision for us (1 John 1:7)."

Walking in the light of the vision is not a one time event, but an ongoing discipline. Are you willing to schedule this task again going forward?

Step 13

How much has this Trail increased the Fruit of Faithfulness in your current disposition?

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