LIGHT, LOVE, LIFE
Today’s Reading: 1 John 1-3
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Key Verse: 1 John 3:2
Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.
Eight times in the first two chapters, John gives reasons as to his purpose in writing this letter to all of us. (1) Joy (2) Stop sinning (3) Love one another (4) Children (5) Fathers (6) Young men (7) God’s will (8) Truth vs. lies. These are all practical instructions so that “We may have confidence and not be ashamed before Him at His coming” (1 John 2:28b). John describes the essence or nature of God’s Being in three ways. Firstly, LIGHT – No darkness in Him (1:5). Secondly, LOVE – “He who does not love does not know God” (4:8). And thirdly, LIFE – “He who has the Son has life” (5:12a).
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Lord God, thank You for the promise that I “shall be like Him” when I “see Him as He is!” I pray that as I move toward that blessed time, I will grow more and more into Your likeness as I “walk in the light” of Your Word daily! I ask this in the Name of the One Who declared, “I am the Light of the world,” Jesus Christ Himself! Amen!!!
100 PERSONAL WORDS:
Last evening Norma-Jean and I attended a prayer meeting. We went forward to the altar so that we could pray for others. God only knows what He accomplished in people’s lives. One thing I do know, Jesus was very present! He promised that “Where two or three are gathered in My Name, there I am in the midst of them.” John’s Gospel and his three letters we have in our Bibles are all about Jesus!!!
Yours with our hearts and minds on the Person of the Lord Jesus Christ!
Thank You, Lord God, for being with us, even in us! Praise You for always and ever being right and true and good. Thank You for all Your children, Your servants, Your church, Your people throughout this world. Bless, strengthen, comfort, and keep each one in the way only You can.
Have Your way in each one. You who turn the hearts of the kings, guide our leaders so Your will is accomplished all over this world You made. Help us do what is right and pleasing in Your sight, in Jesus’s great name, amen
Amen. Beautiful prayer Rob, thanks.
Amen to David’s prayer and to Rob’s. Praying for those in the Ukraine who know the Lord and for those who, in desperation, reach out to him in sincerity for the first time. So much suffering and upheaval in their country. Father, in Jesus Name, may Your Will be done. Amen and amen
Amen to your prayer dear Doreen as well as David’s.
Found a good quote:
“Suffering is a period in your life in which true faith can emerge, a naked faith, a faith that comes to life in the midst of great pain. The grain, indeed, has to die in order to bear fruit, and when you dare to stand in your suffering, your life will bear fruit in ways that are far beyond your own predications or understanding.” by Henri Nouwen
I love my ‘brothers’. Blessings on this and each day God provides.
For the 24th from “Prayer Map of Canada”
1. Pray that the Lord will open a door for the message of the Gospel at every level of Canadian society. (Col.4:3)
2. Pray for Saskatchewan.
-Pray for the leaders of the province, that God’s Spirit would influence them to act justly, serve with integrity and honour high moral standards. (1 Timothy 2:1-4)
-Pray for the churches of the province, that they would be lighthouses beaming forth the illuminating truth of God’s Word.
Things to think about, from the always-thoughtful Jordan Peterson: