Friday, November 1, 2013

John 4-5

Scripture connections: Matthew 4, Mark 1, Luke 3-4

John 4-5 tells us more about the deep and wide love Jesus brings to the world from our Heavenly Father.  We are reminded that Jesus' knows us even before we really know Him.  In His conversation with a Samaritan woman and through His healing (the official's son in Capernaum and the man at the pool who had not been able to walk for the past 38 years) we realize Jesus' love has no limits.  Jesus so loves, and He knows our hearts completely.  His love is free from cultural boundaries and our human conditions.

Yesterday, I spent some time thinking about God's glory and presence in my life.  I see it in the eyes of my three precious little guys.  I feel it in the long hugs I get from my mom.  I hear it in my husbands "I love yous" every single day, for better and for worse.  I taste it in hot cups of coffee shared with friends.  I smell it in the ocean breeze, waves crashing and sand sifting between my toes.  These are all awesome works of God.  

36 “I have testimony weightier than that of John. For the works that the Father has given me to finish—the very works that I am doing—testify that the Father has sent me.

God is so good.  I am not saying my cute little angels don't frequently act like devils, my mom doesn't make a little crazy, my marriage is perfect and argument free, coffee with friends is easy to accomplish, or the beach doesn't get a little fishy at times.  Nope.  This life is crazy hard.  I am just saying, God is the One who makes it beautiful.  And, I am thankful for that.  

How about you?  What are you saying?

A prayer for today-

Dear God,

Thank you for all Your good and perfect gifts.  Thank you for always working all that is imperfect in my life for good and Your glory.  I pray You will work on __________ in my life.  I need Your help.  As You help me, guide me to help others.  I pray for Your kingdom to come and Your will to be done.

In the name of Jesus I pray,

Love and grace to you,

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