Devotion 1/10/11

John 1:44-45 Philip, like Andrew and Peter, was from the town of Bethsaida. Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law, and about whom the prophets also wrote —Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.”

Philip began his journey following the simple words of Jesus, “Follow me.” In his excitement, Philip went and found Nathanael, so he could share the glorious news of the presence of the Messiah. In most cases, when we first come to find Jesus and experience His freely given forgiveness, we are truly excited. We are excited because of the new start we have received on life. We are excited to understand that someone really loves us. We are excited to feel the overwhelming burden of our sin removed, but over time our excitement seems to dwindle. We get back to our routines and move forward with our responsibilities, seemingly leaving our commitment behind. This usually does not occur intentionally, but nonetheless it does occur. As Christians, we must hold tightly the reasoning of our salvation, thus having the ability to remind ourselves of all that Christ has done, especially when he feels distant.

 Prayer Starter:

Lord, help me to remain excited about Your presence within me in the years to come.

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Published in: on January 10, 2011 at 10:51 am  Leave a Comment