Tulsa Adventist Fellowship Church
Day 13

Devotionals On The Book of John

Welcome to Day 13. Today church my heart is filled with anxiety and stress. There was a time when I would run and deal with it myself but today I choose to run to the Father. Today you might be feeling the same. Join me as we seek His presence to ease our minds. Join me as we pray Matthew 11:28. 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 16 John 4:16-26

    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 4:16-26 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,

    What I love is the fact that the woman has been with 6 men in her life and Jesus is the 7th and the last she will ever need. Despite the fact she will have challenges entering into the “relationship” with Christ, Jesus is ready for the challenge. A lot will be revealed in the process, but Jesus isn’t worried or scared. When someone gets married they say “I do” not to the things they already know, they are saying “I do” to the things they are going to find out. Jesus shows right away, “I am not okay with the way you have chosen to live your life, but that isn’t stopping me to pursue you and to enter into this covenant with you, my grace is sufficient for you.”

    Just as I have in my ministry touched a sore spot in someone’s life, the individual changes the subject right away. I have done the same thing! I love how Jesus is so patient with her as with me. Jesus also makes it very plain. She has been deceived by her upbringing and her culture. But soon it won’t matter where someone worships, for God will not be looking for building, denomination, color, or age. He will be looking for those who worship him in, “Spirit and Truth.”

    John paints this beautifully. She has been searching for someone her whole life for someone. Just to realize, He is right in front of her. Man… I love this book.

June 15 2024

Join us in celebrating 25 years of Adventist Fellowship!