Mon., March 7, 2016
Isaiah 65:17-21; John 4:43-54
Jesus said to him, “You may go; your son will live.” The man believed what Jesus said to him and left. John 4:50
When have I experienced Jesus’ healing power even though I was far from him?
Lord, you are constantly working wonders in my life. There are times I have fallen far from you and yet you still were present working wonders for me. Thank you, Lord, for your constant loving presence in my life.
Tues, March 8, 2016
Ezekiel 47:1-9, 12; John 5:1-16
“When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had been ill for a long time, he said to him, ‘Do you want to be well?’” John 5:6
Where do I most need the healing touch of Jesus? Do I want to be healed? Why or why not?
Lord, I do want to be well. Please help me to understand where I most need your healing touch. Grant me the strength to accept your healing touch at all times. You know, better than me, where I most need your touch.
Wed., March 9, 2016
Isaiah 49:8-15; John 5:17-30
“I cannot do anything on my own; I judge as I hear, and my judgment is just, because I do not seek my own will but the will of the one who sent me.” – John 5:30
Do I do the will of God? Do I hear Jesus’ word?
Lord, you have showed us by your life how we can imitate your father in heaven. Help me to understand what I must do to better imitate him in all things and all dealings with my neighbor.
Thurs., March 10, 2016
Exodus 32:7-14; John 5:31-47
“How can you believe, when you accept praise from one another and do not seek the praise that comes from the only God?” – John 5:44
Do I seek the approval of other people more than God’s approval?
Lord, so frequently I do not act as I should. Frequently my actions are not those of a follower of yours. Help me to become a better follower and, by my actions, to show others who I really am.
Fri., March 11, 2016
Wisdom 2:1a, 12-22; John 7:1-2, 10, 25-30
“And look, he is speaking openly and they say nothing to him. Could the authorities have realized that he is the Messiah?” – John 7:26
What keeps me from speaking openly about my belief in Jesus?
Lord, I can be such a coward. There are so many times that I keep silent for fear of the reaction of others. Help me to speak up when the opportunity presents itself and to never keep silent because of fear of retribution.