Day 26 / John Study / She Reads Truth THE ASCENDED LORD “In this last chapter of John’s Gospel, we see the risen Christ doing more of what He’d done all along: love and serve, invite and forgive. In fact, John ends his account of […]
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Day 25 / John Study / She Reads Truth THE SON OF GOD HELLO! I apologize for my random and infrequent posts of late! It has been over a week with my dad in the hospital…every day has been a different experience! The doc’s cannot […]
Day 24 / John Study / She Reads Truth
NOT OF THIS WORLD
I have to admit, I feel a little “not of this world” today…(and not in the spiritual capacity )
After a week in the hospital with my Dad I’m feeling a little out of sorts. (Poor Daddy) It’s such a strange feeling to stop all “normal” activity, setting aside regular routine for a new one. I’m typically a girl who thrives with change, but upon closer look, I’m realizing I have more “comforting” patterns of behavior than I once thought!
So many face much more extreme seasons of “discomfort” so I’m hesitant to speak mine “out loud” though I am thankful that our
God doesn’t ever miss an opportunity to teach us, especially when we are taken out of any of our comfortable places.
We are not built for comfort. As followers of Christ, we were designed to step out from “conforming to the world” into the extraordinary life of living “set apart” & different from the rest. When we are “fully” engaged followers, we live with abundant FRUIT. Through the power of the cross, we are able to rise above our sin nature, to extend compassion and grace…modeling our Savior.
Carolyn Denny says this about Jesus:
“In this series of events, John’s Gospel makes one thing clear: our Savior is fundamentally different from this world. His response is never fed by deception or greed or fear, but rather by an otherworldly compassion for His people and command over all circumstances. He will always accomplish His gracious plan, often in unforeseeable ways.”
Jesus says it like this in John 18
36 Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from the world.”
In Christ, we are not of this world because our ‘CLUTCH PLAYER” entered onto the field (the world) and made the game changing play.
We are to imitate Christ. Play the game as He did. He left us a GREAT COACH in the Holy Spirit!
Who needs you to be a clutch player? Whose game would the Lord have you step into, that you might share the truth in love…and through the power of the Holy Spirit, mimic the His saving play?
Day 23 / John Study / She Reads Truth GLORIFY YOUR SON John Chapter 17 is ALL about LOVE. Love= assigning worth to another at cost to yourself. This is what Jesus came to do. Love at ALL COST. In this Chapter of John we […]
Day 22 / John Study / She Reads Truth JESUS THE CONQUEROR As I sit here in the hospital with my Dad I take great comfort as I read Jesus’ words found here in John 16. We have a God who knows what we […]
Day 20 & 21 / John Study / She Reads Truth
Day 20 of our John study with SHE READS TRUTH was a GRACE day. Time to catch up, time to sit and dwell…to reflect on what you have learned. I love hearing what you all are learning, so please share what God is revealing to you!
Day 21 is a Weekly Truth day.
Life was in Him, and that life was the light of men. —John 1:4
Below is a coloring page for you! I find it helpful to sit in quiet and “COLOR” God’s truth. As you relax and enjoy the process, you are “steeping” in His Word. Prayerfully speak it and listen to the Holy Spirit as you go. I hope this little page blesses you today and that it helps you memorize Scripture!
It is my heart to come alongside you, to join with you and encourage you as you walk with the Lord!
Ps. I actually created this page with BOTH the previous week’s verse and this week’s verse…but you’ll see below that you can also print it off without words:)
Click on DOODLE 101 / INSTAGRAM in my menu:)
Day 19 / John Study / She Reads Truth THE TRUE VINE Today’s scripture is so personal for me. It’s all about who we are, and who we are not. God is God, and I am not. Knowing this truth is one thing…BELIEVING it …another. […]
Day 18 / John Study / She Reads Truth THE ONLY WAY I’ve heard it said, many times, by many different people… “There isn’t just one way to God.” (Oprah made this statement famous) OR “I’m a good person, I try to “do right” most […]
Day 17 / John Study / She Reads Truth
John 13 / SERVANT OF ALL
When “squeezed” Jesus served…out of love.
In the study notes today Erin says it like this:
“I’ve heard it said that suffering reveals the real you. What comes out of our mouths when life squeezes us in its vise grip is the stuff we’re really made of.” -Erin Davis
Can you even imagine?????!!!! Washing the feet of your friends whom you knew would betray you? That’s the kind of vise grip that causes us sinners to ooze out muck. And most of the time, even a gentle squeeze can produce stinky juices.
Jesus instructed us to follow HIS example:
12 When he had washed their feet and put on his outer garments and resumed his place, he said to them, “Do you understand what I have done to you? 13 You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am. 14 If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. 15 For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you. 16 Truly, truly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. 17 If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them. -John 13
We certainly can’t produce sweet juice when squeezed without His help.
Thanks Erin Davis for this “picture” of our sin nature. It will help me to remember to pray for sweet fruit…That I might be filled with the Spirit in order to better SERVE and LOVE.
Day 16 / John Study / She Reads Truth John 12 / THE FATHER’S SON THE PANDO TREE The PANDO tree reminds me of the incredible grace filled mystery… that We can ALL be one… the Father, Son, Holy Spirit, and me! Here’s a bit […]