Tulsa Adventist Fellowship Church
Day 6

Devotionals On The Book of John

Welcome to Day 6. Today as I write this, I am in front of my nephew seeing him put 5 grapes into his mouth. I can’t stop smiling at his silliness. It is the simple things that bring so much joy to my heart. Same with our Father in Heaven. I can’t imagine what things we do that just bring Him to just smile. Enjoy this time with your Father. 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 9 John 2:1-12

    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 2:1-12 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,

    Jesus’ first sign deals with transformation. The water jars can only be used one way when we handle them. But for those who believe in Christ, He can take those same jars and transform them into something entirely different. Can He take my heart and do the same if I believe? Can He take a situation that was going to bring shame upon me and turn it to exalt me if I believe?

    Notice another thing about the sign. Heaven and earth are meeting where Jesus performs the signs. Wherever He goes, that which has been separated since the fall of man, is being bridged back together! It is only those who believe who begin to see that Jesus is that ladder that He spoke about in Chapter 1.

    It is fascinating that this sign happens on the third day. Another sign will happen on the third day. Will people be able to believe the impossible and see that Jesus will make a way for us to come back into union with God?

    It is those who obey and believe who see the miracle. Those who do everything He commands. Yes, others enjoy the benefits of the blessing but only those who trust and obey get to see behind the veil and see that it is Jesus who is the Son of God.

    Finally, Jesus cares even about mundane things. Truly to our eyes, this wedding had no eternal significance. But to Jesus it did. He steps into the mundane and meaningless things because to him they are of great importance. And don’t forget it is His mother who pleads with Jesus. I wonder if we plead with our Father what will happen for others. So, Father, I invite you even to the things that others disregard, because I know you care.