Tulsa Adventist Fellowship Church
Day 5

Devotionals On The Book of John

Welcome to Day 5. Many where expecting this devotional to be a simple read on someone else’s take on a portion of scripture. But as I continued to pray, I was impressed that God didn’t want any mediator with His children. He wanted them to come directly to him. He bids you to come and abide. So durning this time may your 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 8 John 1:43-51

    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 1:43-51 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,

    The Word has become flesh so that He may abide with his children. Typically in the religion of pagans, you would have to make your way to your god. But here, God is making his way to you. He isn’t waiting for you to make the first move, but he is breaking through the barrier that we created so He can reveal his love for us. We love because He first loved us.

    Phillip is beginning to understand in the moments when he felt alone or forgotten that he was not overlooked. But the King of the universe, despite all that He has to take care of, His eye is on the sparrow therefore I know He watches me. In my life, there have been so many moments where I have felt abandoned, especially as the middle child. But my God has always had His eye on me. Despite my wandering, He saw me, He heard me, He has been with me.

    Jesus is the one who will bridge the gap between heaven and earth. He is the one that will bring blessings, peace, and life to us who have no chance of obtaining it on our merit. I will seek the Lord and He will answer. That’s why I trust him.