This week we are talking about John 8 and 9. I’m going to start this post off with a prayer because I personally have been trying to include more prayer time into my life.
Dear Lord, come into us today.
Be the very heart of our lives and our decisions. Make everything we do and all that we think a living testament to your perfect love and everlasting sacrifice. Give others around us no choice but to feel You near and feel called to serve You because of it. Draw us to You. Give us Your Spirit. Fill us up completely with peace. I love You Lord, Amen.
If there is one thing that has become evidently clear as we read through John, it’s that Jesus literally never stops loving on people and never stops delivering the Gospel. Constantly people are so confused by both of these things, because it is so unlike anything else the world has to offer, even if they have heard it through Old Testament scripture.
Jesus says in John 8:34-36, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who practices sin is a slave[ to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.”
He gives us the ability to be free. He wants nothing more for us than to be loved and know truly what love is. He is jealous for us. His heart yearns and breaks for us. Do you know that?
If you have made it to John 8 in our journey thus far without seeing how much God and in turn, Jesus, love us then I encourage you to start back at the beginning and just read Jesus’ testimony to us through His life. If you need some encouragement along the way, here are some posts on things we’ve discussed in the Well or just here on the blog.
- The Bible is literally God poured out for us. They are one and the same.
- Why it’s okay to have doubts. Is only one word enough to cover all of our sins.
- Here is why God is able to do immeasurably more than you know.
- Also, here’s why sometimes bread can taste good, but the bread God can provide us with is awesome!
Alright, I’ve posted a lot of other material but *hint hint* this is all coming from the same place. God uses so many things to help us see His love and His power, if I could just show you one little part of that through one of these posts then my job is done here.
Be encouraged today friends. Feel loved. I love you.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16