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1 John 1:8

If we claim we have no sin, we are only fooling ourselves and not living in the truth.

Life Lesson

In today’s word (Word Of Reflection Daily) the apostle John talks about living in the light. Declaring in Verse 5, “…God is light, and there is no darkness in him at all.”

In meditating over today’s passage the thought which comes to mind is we all sin and all fall short of the glory of God. Just as Romans 3:23 affirms by saying, “For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.” So while our sins, past, present and future are forgiven when we first accept Jesus Christ we sin still. Romans 7:18 also says, And I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. I want to do what is right, but I can’t.” 

Hence, my take away today is remembering because of who I am, my ongoing need to continue to confess and to repent so I can maintain my relationship and continue to fellowship with our heavenly Father, Jehovah. Moreover, remembering Romans 8:6 which says, “So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace.'” 

John 21:22

Jesus replied, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? As for you, follow me.”

Life Lesson

Today’s word (Word Of Reflection Daily) begins as Jesus appears to his disciples for the third time after His death. It is here after breakfast wherein Jesus challenges Simon Peter about love.

In meditating over today’s passage the thought which comes to mind is the race we are in is not a group race. Whereby we compete against one another, other brothers and sister in-Christ, as to our level of commitment, faith and devotion. Rather, it’s an individual race. A race between each of us and Christ. In other words,“My Race.”

Hence, my take away today is remembering to run “my” race (not Joe’s, Sally’s nor anyone else’s) with endurance, cross the finish line and win. So in the end I can say like Timothy says in 2 Timothy 4:7-8, I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful. And now the prize awaits me—the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give me on the day of his return. And the prize is not just for me but for all who eagerly look forward to his appearing.”

John 15:12

This is my commandment: Love each other in the same way I have loved you.

Life Lesson

Today’s word (Word Of Reflection Daily) begins as Jesus talks about the Vine and the Branches. In particular, He is the Vine, God is the Gardener and we are the branches. And, how we need to remain in Him to be fruitful. It is here wherein he then speaks about love.

In meditating over today’s passage the thought which comes to mind is to love others like how He loves us. Moreover, what also comes to mind is the example of His kind of love. A love so great, He sacrificed His life on the cross at Calvary for you and for me. We however may not have to die for someone to show His kind of love, but we can still love others in many other Jesus kind of ways. Such as being a friend with a kind, caring and concerned heart. Or, being a sounding board or lending a listening ear (or two) with compassion, patience and empathy. Perhaps, we can also willingly help, serve and give to others. Yes, a Jesus kind of love indeed comes in many shapes, forms and sizes!

Hence, my take away today is remembering to love others regardless and always. Not only family and not only friends, strangers too. Essentially, to run your/my love tank empty every night before going to bed!

John 14:9

Jesus replied, “Have I been with you all this time, Philip, and yet you still don’t know who I am? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father! So why are you asking me to show him to you?

Life Lesson

I today’s word (Word Of Reflection Daily) Jesus talks about being the only way to the Father, Jehovah.

In meditating over today’s passage the thought which comes to mind is who Jesus is. That He is a tangible and visible image of  an invisible God. Moreover what God is like in the flesh. My bible sums it nicely by saying,  “to know Jesus is to know God.”

Hence, my take away today is remembering Hebrews 1:1-4 which summarizes who Jesus is very well saying, Long ago God spoke many times and in many ways to our ancestors through the prophets. And now in these final days, he has spoken to us through his Son. God promised everything to the Son as an inheritance, and through the Son he created the universe. The Son radiates God’s own glory and expresses the very character of God, and he sustains everything by the mighty power of his command. When he had cleansed us from our sins, he sat down in the place of honor at the right hand of the majestic God in heaven.  This shows that the Son is far greater than the angels,  just as the name God gave him is greater than their names.” Moreover, remembering Colossians 1:15 which also says,Christ is the visible image of the invisible God.    He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation,”

John 8:7

 Jesus replied, “You don’t understand now what I am doing, but someday you will.”

Life Lesson

Today’s word (Word Of Reflection Daily) begins as Jesus washes the feet of the disciples. It is here wherein he comes to Simon Peter.

In meditating over today’s passage the thought which comes to mind is what it means to be a leader from God’s perspective. In other words, according to Jesus, to be a leader one must also be a servant. In fact, if we read further, Jesus says in Verses 14 and 15, “…since I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash each other’s feet. I have given you an example to follow. Do as I have done to you.” Moreover, this may relate to being a leader in many different situations and varying circumstances such as leading at home as parent, perhaps at work as supervisor or manager or maybe while serving at Church leading a ministry/small group. Regardless of  situation or circumstance, Jesus says: to “do as I have done to you.”

Hence, my take away today is understanding that Jesus did not teach his disciples before the last supper just to be nice to each other. Rather, his teaching had a much larger purpose and a far greater meaning/goal. Instead, Jesus was teaching them to go out into the world to serve all people. Really, to extend his mission once He was gone.

John 8:7

So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.

Life Lesson

In today’s word (Word Of Reflection Daily) Jesus forgives an adulterous woman.

In meditating over today’s passage the thought which comes to mind is God (not you nor me) is in the only one in the position of  doing the judging. More often than not I catch myself being a classic hypocrite. Whereby, I condemn others of sin when I too am just as or even more guilty (of sin). Moreover, how much too often I catch myself forgetting God’s love, mercy, grace, compassion and forgiveness on me when I stumble and fall over and over again.

Hence, my take away today is understanding how Jesus reacted when this woman was caught in adultery. Remembering too what He said and how He reacted. In essence, just as Jesus showed compassion and forgiveness we should do likewise.

 

John 6:44

No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.

Life Lesson

In Today’s word (Word Of Reflection Daily) people disagree about whether or not Jesus is from heaven. It is here wherein Jesus tells them not to complain about what He had just said.

In meditating over today’s passage several thoughts come to mind. First, we are seed planters. Sharing God’s word and love. Whereas, God does the urging through the Holy Spirit to believe in Jesus Christ. Thus, no one can believe in Christ as Lord and Savior unless God helps. Verse 63 affirms this by saying, “It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.” Furthermore, Verse 65 says, “And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father.” Second, the planting process or doing Kingdom work as well as the believing & trusting process are not an one time thing or event. Rather, planting, trusting and believing in Jesus are continuous and ongoing.

Hence, my take away today is remembering while we/I play an important role in doing Kingdom work, it is God, not man, who plays the most active role in salvation.

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