Tulsa Adventist Fellowship Church
Day 10

Devotionals On The Book of John

Welcome to Day 10. Today we are going to give you one devotional in the morning and one to do in the evening. I pray your day is filled with the remembrance of the presence of God.  May your heart be open to His voice in the next 10-15 minutes. Here are some helpful tips to best utilize your time.

  1. Choose an ordinary place to become a sacred-ordinary holy ground. This could be your favorite chair, the back porch steps, or a coffee shop.
  2. Set aside anything that could distract you for the next 10-15 minutes. If you are using your phone or laptop for these devotionals put it on due not disturb. If you are using a printout, set aside your phone or smartwatch. This time is intentionally meant to be with The King.
  3. I suggest picking up a journal so that you can jot down some ideas that stick out to you from your time with Jesus. As you continue to meditate on it throughout your day, write it down.
  4. Pick a consistent time. For you, it may be the final moments in your day, early in the morning before anyone wakes up, or your daily office lunch break. When doesn’t matter as much as being consistent.

I pray that during this time of meditation, reflection, and prayer God will reveal himself to us so we can draw near to him. Shall we begin?

August 14 John 3:22-36

    1. Let’s Begin with Prayer. Pick a posture whether kneeling, sitting, or sitting up straight with the palms of your hands facing upward.
      1. In this season of prayer, play a song that you can sing that reminds you of His presence. This is the song that I have been playing all week if you like to join me. “I Trust In God” by Elevation Worship.
      2. Read John 3:22-36. Write some of your thoughts down. Here are some questions to consider to help navigate your time studying scripture.
        1. Where did I feel resistance? Where did I feel delight? What portion of scripture did I experience God’s nearness?

    Some Thoughts I Like To Share,

    This text speaks to me specifically. Many times I am tempted to try and become the center of attention. I am tempted to speak louder than the host of the universe. But as I read this text I am once again reminded of my purpose. It is to point others to Jesus Christ who is the author and finisher of our faith. I am not the Messiah and it does me good to constantly remind myself of this. My job, calling, and purpose is to announce who the king is as one who announces the host of the house when He arrives.

    So some questions pop into my mind. How can I not get jealous like some of the disciples of John but rejoice when the attention is no longer on me but on the one who is greater than me?

    In my life, who are the ones God has placed in my concentric circle to point them to Jesus and how can I become a more efficient tool to do so?

    Finally, I pray that God continues to show me how His presence and friendship are better than all the attention of the world.

June 15 2024

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