Before we begin today, I’m asking for some prayers for Emily and Myles. Doctors recently told Emily that her life would be cut short because of a recent medical diagnosis. The medical diagnosis can only be cured on this side of the earth through a miracle from God that we know He is capable of. Please pray for God’s hand in this time to come. Pray for Emily and Myles to trust in His plan and will for this situation. As they embark on their bucket list, pray that their testimony and witness points back to Him along this journey. Emily said that whatever happens, the Victory is His. Amen
Today’s Reading: John 8:27-41
What do you believe? Who do you believe in? Did you know that 3,326 questions were asked in the Bible, according to a quick Google search? But, back to What do you believe? I know the answer. I know your answer as well. Still, on my best days, I can fall to my sins. Lurking beneath us is the persistent tendency to trust other things besides God. When challenges are faced, do we trust in God or other things? I can believe more in my efforts, resources, or thinking that I want to believe will make everything Ok. I’m wrong.
Do you hear him? Do you see him? Who? The Father of lies. He is always trying to convince you that we can do it on our own. The world has so much to offer. The pleasures available can consume your 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
In these moments, what do we seek? Who do we seek? As Jesus spoke to the Jews and those who gathered, he reminded them and us about the only way we will be with Him.
“I told you that you would die in your sins, for unless you believe that I am he, you will die in your sins.”
John 8:24 ESV
It’s when I surrender when I’m in His words and letting them live in my heart instead of looking to other people to guide, rescue, or protect me. I need always to remember to look to my Heavenly Father.
“So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
John 8:31-32 ESV
Many people believe in many things. Only until we put our trust in Him ultimately will we have peace. Will we know the truth? Will we be able to trust in His victory?