09/01 Psalm 120:1
A song for the ascent to Jerusalem. I took my troubles to the LORD; I cried out to him, and he answered my prayer.
The Lord listens to us. He is interested and willing to hear us out and take us in. Jesus loves us with a breadth and depth that we cannot comprehend. Jesus is Lord.
09/01 Psalm 120:1
08/31 John 5:46
But if you had believed Moses, you would have believed me because he wrote about me. 47 And since you don’t believe what he wrote, how will you believe what I say?”
THE Lord is speaking to us in His Word, HIS testimony teaching us about Jesus and life. We know Him and learn about ourselves in His Word. His Word is alive and is written to us so that we might not be overwhelmed by evil. Serve the Lord with gladness, serving only Him and not us or some other person. Jesus is Lord of all and He loves us.
08/30 John 5:44-45
No wonder you can’t believe! For you gladly honor each other, but you don’t care about the honor that comes from God alone. 45 “Yet it is not I who will accuse you of this before the Father. Moses will accuse you! Yes, Moses, on whom you set your hopes.
We are to serve the Lord and His will. We are to set aside our own selfish ambition, forget the claims of those seeking to Lord it over us and know the Lord. We are here to accomplish the Father’s purpose not our purpose. Today we need to focus on the Lord Jesus and His goals for our life; forgetting the limelight and serving in the Lord’s spotlight.
08/29 John 5:41-43
“Your approval or disapproval means nothing to me, 42 because I know you don’t have God’s love within you. 43 For I have come to you representing my Father, and you refuse to welcome me, even though you readily accept others who represent only themselves.
We don’t debate the merits of Jesus nor do we stand in judgment of whether He is what He says He is. We are given opportunity to believe in Jesus or not believe-our choice. But when we believe in Jesus we are brought into the Family of God-God is our Father – and we have access to and a relationship with Jesus.
08/28 John 5:40
Yet you refuse to come to me so that I can give you this eternal life.
Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. The only way to the Father is in Jesus Christ. Go to Jesus. Believe in Jesus. You will have eternal life and life right now. The Eternal Christ is Lord, He is life giving and He is seeking you.
08/27 John 5:39
“You search the Scriptures because you believe they give you eternal life. But the Scriptures point to me!
THE SCRIPTURES don’t give life they give guidance. They all point to Jesus. Read the Word, know Jesus and you will discover that your daily walk is a guided, undergirded walk. Jesus is alive and He is ministering to and through you.
08/26 John 5:37-38
And the Father himself has also testified about me. You have never heard his voice or seen him face-to-face, 38 and you do not have his message in your hearts, because you do not believe me — the one he sent to you.
Believe in Jesus and you will know the Father. They are ONE and distinctly two. His Word comes to us to heal, to reveal, to minister, to change and many other things involved with giving us real life in Jesus. Jesus is the one and only SON and He is looking for you.
08/25 John 5:34-36
But the best testimony about me is not from a man, though I have reminded you about John’s testimony so you might be saved. 35 John shone brightly for a while, and you benefited and rejoiced. 36 But I have a greater witness than John — my teachings and my miracles. They have been assigned to me by the Father, and they testify that the Father has sent me.
We know Him. He is Lord and His work in our life demonstrates His teaching and His miracles. Don’t overlook miracles as luck or odd or happenstance. Recognize His work in your life and learn to expect His activity. Jesus is alive and He is active in our daily life.
08/24 John 5:31-33
“If I were to testify on my own behalf, my testimony would not be valid. 32 But someone else is also testifying about me, and I can assure you that everything he says about me is true. 33 In fact, you sent messengers to listen to John the Baptist, and he preached the truth.
The Word, your heart and the Father all testify about Jesus. The key for us is that our own heart and relationship with Jesus testify to that. We belong to Him and we need to make sure that we are spending time with Him. The Lord of ALL wants to spend time with us and we need to make that a priority in our daily life.
08/23 John 5:30
But I do nothing without consulting the Father. I judge as I am told. And my judgment is absolutely just, because it is according to the will of God who sent me; it is not merely my own.
Jesus has total and complete knowledge. He knows the end from the beginning. We know Jesus and He knows us. We can trust Him. We need Him to give us the wisdom, mercy and grace that we need to follow Him and to live real life-a life like His. Jesus is Lord. Praise the Lord.
08/22 John 5:27
And he has given him authority to judge all mankind because he is the Son of Man. 28 Don’t be so surprised! Indeed, the time is coming when all the dead in their graves will hear the voice of God’s Son, 29 and they will rise again. Those who have done good will rise to eternal life, and those who have continued in evil will rise to judgment.
Where will you rise to when Jesus comes back? Have you asked Christ Jesus into your heart? Has He given you new life? Only you and the Lord know. Make sure that the answer is yes. Jesus is Lord.
08/21 John 5:25
“And I assure you that the time is coming, in fact it is here, when the dead will hear my voice — the voice of the Son of God. And those who listen will live. 26 The Father has life in himself, and he has granted his Son to have life in himself.
When we know Jesus He knows us. He is able to give us life and to shepherd us through each day. Praise the Lord. I am grateful for His love and watch care.