Devotionals On The Book of John
Welcome to Day 25. Today as we start off let me share with you what Amy’s thoughts were yesterday! She said, “It’s so simple. We only need to seek Him and He will provide everything for us. He came to set us free from bondage, from our death sentence. He said He will lose NONE of us, our only job is to believe in Him and allow Him in. We need to let go of this idea that we need to be perfect to seek Him. We will never obtain perfection. We need to give ourselves as we are. If we let Him in, He will mold us, teach us, and save us. It is only through Him that we can do anything at all and ONLY through Him will we receive eternal life.” Thank you Amy! Join Amy and share the revelation God has spoken to you so we can blessed!
Find your place and welcome Him with me as we spend the next 10-15 minutes in prayer and study.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 28 John 6:47-59
Let’s Begin with Prayer. Pick a posture whether kneeling, sitting, or sitting up straight with the palms of your hands facing upward.
- In this season of prayer, bring that list of people you prayed for a few days ago. Pray for them again for God to visit them and move in their hearts and minds.
- Read John 6:47-59 Write some of your thoughts down. Here are some questions to consider to help navigate your time studying scripture.
- 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,
Every week, we have been doing the practice our community calls communion. Where we eat unleavened bread and drink grape juice. We do so because number one we are commanded by Jesus, two to remember how He set us free from sin and death, three to join in fellowship with one another, and finally to remember one day we will do this with King Jesus. Here in this bizarre text, Jesus is referring to that same practice. Obviously, Jesus is not calling people to be cannibals but to receive the new life He offers through His sacrifice! This new way of living will not leave them hungry for more but will satisfy them and they will need nothing else
Our thirst and appetite are infinite because we were made to be filled with someone who is infinite. And if we do not partake of the new Manna which is Jesus, we will never be satisfied. No wonder He calls his believers later on in the story to do this as often as they gather with one another. Because as we face attacks and lies we need to be reminded that He is the King, we have been set free, and we have a community who is there to lift us up!
Many people turn away from Jesus that day. Why would Jesus choose to speak so literal? Why would He bring such a hard message that would cause confusion? Why did so many leave that day but only a few stayed? These question came to my mind as I read. I would like to hear your thoughts on them. Email me so we can read your thoughts together. May God be with you as you wrestle with these questions throughout your day!
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