GOOD NEWS ABOUT KNOWING GOD
John 1:14-18 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. John testifies concerning him. He cries out, saying, “This was he of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.'” From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another. For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only, who is at the Father’s side, has made him known.
First Lutheran Concord
PERCEPTION // What I see/hear God saying/doing:
God surpasses everyone and everything in Jesus. That happened, is happening, and will happen no matter what. We’re supposed to let Him surpass everything in our lives, too. That’s what John knew would happen in his life.
PLAN // What I am going to do about it:
That’s not what always happens in my life. I get frustrated when my leadership doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. Sometimes I need to stop what I’m doing, remember the forgiveness that Jesus earned for me, and point my life back to Him. I will stop taking out the frustration on others, stop trying to manipulate people, and wait for God’s Spirit to do His work in His time. I’ll be able to follow better if I’m not getting tripped up every time I try to pass Him.
PRAYER // Seal the deal:
Jesus, forgive me for the times when I step in front of You, open my eyes to see Your lead and give me the strength to follow You at all times. Amen.