Tulsa Adventist Fellowship Church
Day 14

Devotionals On The Book of John

Welcome to Day 14. Today we get to read about how the first evangelist for the people of Samaria was a woman with an adulterous life. Truly when God says, blessed are the poor in spirit He wasn’t joking. May our hearts 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 17 John 4:27-42

    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 4:27-42 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,

    It is in the places that you least expect that the Gospel has the potential to flip it upside down. I have come to understand that the Spirit is always on the move. And if we do not inquire and seek where He is already moving we will miss out on the harvest that is ready. Therefore our prayers has to be one that is seeking to see where God is already seeding, planting, and watering. We will then have the privileged to join Him where He already is.

    Someone else’s words can only go so far. That is why I was intentional to make each of the devotionals more about your personal journey than my take on the passage of scripture. Sermons, classes, books, and programs are amazing and they really can help you on your journey. But if you want a first-hand experience and not just someone else’s take you have to go to the source. Then you will also say as those who heard the testimony of the women, “It is no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves…” I personally became tired of hearing how other people received revelation from God. So I began to pray, “Father speak to me, I am your servant and I am listening.”

June 15 2024

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