Journey to Jerusalem Day 18
Saturday, March 14 John 3:9-16
9 Nicodemus said to him, “How can these things be?” 10 Jesus answered him, “Are you the teacher of Israel and yet you do not understand these things? 11 Truly, truly, I say to you, we speak of what we know, and bear witness to what we have seen, but you do not receive our testimony. 12 If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you heavenly things? 13 No one has ascended into heaven except he who descended from heaven, the Son of Man. 14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15 that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.
16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
Today I ask you to reflect on verse 16. What comes to mind in your life that personifies that verse? Where has God not let you perish but saved you?
Maybe there are instances of him saving you that you have never thought of before. When you look closely at your life, you can see his fingerprints everywhere. Write some of them down on sticky notes and place them somewhere you will see them every day. In this way you will be reminded of how he has saved you from perishing. You will start to realize that you are a part of God’s story.
We may often think our story/testimony is not that important, or that nothing significant has happened in our lives. But when we really start to examine them, we realize that God has guided our lives in many ways.
There are even times when he tries to guide us, but we go the opposite way. The great thing is that he uses even our disobedience for his glory and his work within us. We constantly need reminders of what he has done because most days we fail to recognize them.
That is the main reason why I ask you to reflect and write down the times God has been at work in your life. What would our lives be like if we started to recognize his actions? I know it sounds corny but just do it.
God help us to recognize your fingerprints, how you have prevented us from perishing to our sin and self-destructive behaviors. God show us your glory at work. Amen.