Tulsa Adventist Fellowship Church
Day 22

Devotionals On The Book of John

Welcome to Day 22. This Spiritual discipline we are all doing is teaching our minds and hearts though we sleep for 8 hours or take 15 minutes of our day to focus on him, the world keeps on spinning. Don’t worry about what you will be missing out on or what other tasks you have to do. Just find your place and welcome Him with me as we spend the next 10-15 minutes in prayer and study. Because the world will keep on spinning because He has the whole world in his hands.

  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 do 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 25 John 6:16-25

Let’s Begin with Prayer. Pick a posture whether kneeling, sitting or sitting up straight with your the palms of your hands faced upward.

    1. In this season of prayer, write or say out loud one at a time all the things you feel responsible for. For example, your job, children, husband/wife, chores, homework, church, etc. After, repeat this prayer with me, “These do not define me, You do.”
    2. Read John 6:16-25 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,

In the previous portion of scripture, Jesus has already revealed that He is the bread of life. Not only can He feed a multitude but with his resources you will always have leftovers. Now John seeks to make another claim about Jesus. Not only can He make bread rain down from heaven but He can walk on water! He defies the law of reality. Slowly Jesus is showing that He is more than a man, but the Son of God. Moses was only allowed to part the Red Sea in the story of Exodus, but now The King is able to walk on the sea.

But what I love about our King Jesus, He waits for the disciples to let him on the boat. He will not impose Himself on you. But when He was finally let on the boat, it arrived at their destination. Man that is a sermon in of itself!

The final point I would like to suggest is Jesus could have utilize the moment when He multiplied the bread. He could have motivated the crowds to take over the temple and taken the kingdom that way. But Jesus isn’t after popularity, the 10,000 views on YouTube, or visibility. He is concerned about the mission. If the mission leads to that type of visibility, so be it. But if it hinders the mission, if it causes a detour from the cross… He flees from it. I think of our church and one goal we have in mind. To Share the Simple Gospel of Jesus Christ. And with this in mind I have been praying lately, “God remove any high places in our church that stand in opposition to your mission.” For together we have taken these 30 days to see His Kingdom come in Adventist Fellowship as it is in Heaven! So if that means we need to go viral let’s do it! But if God is leading the other way, we will follow Him for He is… The King.

June 15 2024

Join us in celebrating 25 years of Adventist Fellowship!