Tulsa Adventist Fellowship Church
Day 8

Devotionals On The Book of John

Welcome to Day 8. Just as a seed is growing beneath the surface of the soil, you may not be able to tell how The King is transforming your heart. Be patient with yourself. Though you may not see it, it does not mean growth is not taking place. 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 11 John 3:1-13

    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 3:1-13 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,

    Nicodemus only sees in part. He acknowledges that Jesus is a good teacher, wise beyond his years, and that God is with him. But there is just one thing missing. His eyes aren’t open to the fact that this man is… God. For many, Jesus is many things but everything changes when the Word is seen as God. When the messenger is seen as the King.

    The Kingdom that Jesus is welcoming people into isn’t accessible through the typical avenues that have been set up before. His Kingdom is completely different. So drastically different, that it requires a new birth, a new set of eyes, and a new heart. Regardless of your ancestry background, head knowledge, or the amount you have given to whatever organization. None of it matters. FULL STOP. The way into the kingdom can only be accessed through new birth. The beautiful thing is, just as the wind blows and you don’t know where it comes from, so are those who are going to experience that new birth. People from places you never expected. Grace is going to be given to people you would have never dreamed of! So if you have a set of rules and guidelines to who can enter into this kingdom and who cannot, get ready to be disappointed. Or if you think you are not welcomed in, get ready to be overcome by His scandalous grace.

June 15 2024

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