Scripture: John 8:31–32 26th-30th April 2020
The Spirit of Truth was able to make Paul free even in a season of confinement. This is our Prayer for us all, and this Devotional is designed to help make this a personal reality for every person that will take the time to spend with the Holy Spirit. John 8:31-32 (NKJV) 31. Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. 32. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
Paul was actually in Prison in Rome – He is in a place of confinement, our current reality is a form of confinement, which can make you feel frustrated as you are thinking to yourself, what on earth is going on, what are you doing Lord? In John 8:31–32, God is saying to His people if you stay in my WORD you will know the “TRUTH” and in knowing that TRUTH you will be free. Even though it may seem like you are in a place of physical confinement, the truth of God’s Word will free you. So, there is a call for us to “ABIDE”. To “ABIDE” means to “accept or act in accordance with a rule, decision, or recommendation”. The most important thing I can communicate to us all is that God is Trustworthy. But if we don’t understand who God is, we can’t trust Him. The Bible says, “The just shall live by faith” (Romans 1:17), that “whatsoever is not of faith is sin” (Romans 14:23), and “without faith it is impossible to please Him” (Hebrews 11:6). We can’t demonstrate FAITH if we don’t know and understand the object of our faith, which is God and His Holy Word.
The key, then, to a dynamic Christian life even in a time of Isolation is to get to know God and His Word. This knowledge cannot be superficial, shallow or legalistic, in fact many people who are given a list of dos and don’ts give up and say, “There’s no way I can live the Christian life.” In order to understand the keys to a dynamic Christian life, one needs to realise that the Christian life is a life of relationship – it is out of this relationship that God is calling us to come and “ABIDE IN HIS WORD” – he wants us to understand that as mere men we cannot live the Christian life alone. In this month’s devotional series, we see where Paul abides and received Revelation.
TO FOCUS YOU We want you to know that scripture supports the fact that behind every experience, whether we understand it or not, our God is up to something. PRAYER POINTS Prayer and the Word of God is the lifeblood of a vital relationship with Christ. Through Prayer we have been given the power of attorney. “I will do whatever you ask in my name” (John 14:13). We cannot possibly experience the dynamic Christian life apart from the power and privilege and exercise of prayer. So, we pray for a closer relationship with our Father as we choose to “abide” in Him who knows all things.Click here to view PDF version.
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