The With-God Life (Thursday 15th May)

Morning Encounter:

Read:

The Word became a human being and lived here with us. We saw his true glory, the glory of the only Son of the Father. From him all the kindness and all the truth of God have come down to us. John spoke about him and shouted, “This is the one I told you would come! He is greater than I am, because he was alive before I was born.” Because of all that the Son is, we have been given one blessing after another. The Law was given by Moses, but Jesus Christ brought us undeserved kindness and truth. No one has ever seen God. The only Son, who is truly God and is closest to the Father, has shown us what God is like. (John 1. 14 – 18)

Reflect:

The word ‘lived’ in this passage literally means ‘pitched his tent’ amongst us, making his home with us. There is also an Old Testament reference to the tabernacle where God’s presence came and dwelt. Christ is also known as ‘Immanuel’ which means ‘God with us’. Throughout the Scriptures we read of Jesus’ unique and everyday connection with his Father.

Respond:

Make it your aim today to connect with God in every part of your life. Bring every situation, circumstance, interaction and conversation before God this day.

Midday Meditation:

Lord, thank you that you come not only to the spiritually elite but also to those of us who feel like we are still beginners. Amen.

Evening Reflection:

I run to you, LORD, for protection. Don’t disappoint me. You do what is right, so come to my rescue. Listen to my prayer and keep me safe. Be my mighty rock, the place where I can always run for protection. Save me by your command! You are my mighty rock and my fortress.

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