Tulsa Adventist Fellowship Church
Day 15

Devotionals On The Book of John

Welcome to Day 15. We made it, 15 days alone with The King! I can’t believe we are half way through our challenge! God is not done yet but I already know that for those of you who have chosen to join your church on this journey that God is going to bless in the area’s of your life you least expected. Therefore, may our 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 18 John 4:43-53

    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 4:43-53 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,

    Here John states at the end of this story that this was the second sign. A sign to point others to see that this man is not just a man, but this is The Son of God! But what will it take for people to believe? Will they need signs and miracles to be done in front of their eyes? Or will there arise a generation that will know the Shepherd’s voice without the need for miracles? They will choose to follow the way of the King even when they do not see or understand fully. Will they simply hold on to the words of God and follow them with all the faith they can muster? At the end of the book of John, Jesus blesses those who do not see and yet believe. You are blessed.

    This part always tugs at my heart. The moment belief is in the picture is the moment God has the freedom to move. Even if it is just a small amount, the King of the Universe is waiting to do something, but He is hindered by our unbelief. Won’t you believe? Because of one man’s belief a whole household was brought into the kingdom. Don’t for a second think that your belief will not impact generations to come. Continue to be faithful and believe in what the King of the Universe will do.

    Finally notice with me that the man was shocked at what occurred. There must have been a mixture of belief and unbelief present. So do not be discouraged if you have both. Give to God what you have and HE WILL MULTIPLE IT.

     

June 15 2024

Join us in celebrating 25 years of Adventist Fellowship!