Day 7: He Was Not Understood

“Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.” John 7:37-38

“Some journeys take us far from home. Some adventures lead us to our destiny.” C.S. Lewis

 

  • Remember to call your prayer partner today! Keep it quick, and keep praying for each other throughout the week.
  • Good Morning Precious One. Grab your favorite beverage, your Bible, your journal, and a pen. Join me as we soak in God’s Word and read about a time when our Savior was not understood.
  • Take a moment to read John 7.

He Was Not Understood

For Easter, when I was in 3rd grade, my mom gave me this beautiful white, zippered King James Bible. I treasured this precious gift; I knew it was special. However, I did not understand what the Bible said. It wasn’t that I couldn’t read; I had not yet come to true faith in Christ. In a sense, I was like the Pharisees, not knowing or believing Jesus was God’s Son, sent to be my Savior.

In John 7, leading up to Jesus’ crucifixion, the Pharisees didn’t believe Jesus was the Messiah. Thus, they refused to accept His teaching. They were content with their rituals, and their foolish hearts were closed to their long-awaited Messiah.

In John 7:28-32 we read:

Then Jesus, still teaching in the temple courts, cried out, “Yes, you know me, and you know where I am from. I am not here on my own authority, but he who sent me is true. You do not know him, but I know him because I am from him and he sent me.” At this they tried to seize him, but no one laid a hand on him, because his hour had not yet come. Still, many in the crowd believed in him. They said, “When the Messiah comes, will he perform more signs than this man?” The Pharisees heard the crowd whispering such things about him. Then the chief priests and the Pharisees sent temple guards to arrest him.

Do you understand who Jesus is today? Do you recall a time when you didn’t understand God’s Word?

Today, I love God and still treasure that little, white, zippered Bible my Mom gave me so long ago. I am thankful that Jesus became real in my life. I now understand the Word of God better as the Holy Spirit teaches me. I was fortunate to have an amazing, godly couple mentor me who read through Acts and Romans with me every Saturday morning for a year. They invited me to their church, where I met other believers who were welcoming and friendly. This gave me an amazing faith foundation when I was a “baby” Christian. They discipled me from God’s Word and also through the incredible example of their lives. It was important to see what godliness looked like. They taught me that Easter is a precious time of remembering our Savior who came, died, and rose again to forgive you and me of our sins. Join me today in thanking God for loving us so much that He sent Jesus! “Thank You, Father God!”

Blessings and Love,

Pam

Questions to Ponder

  • Have you ever asked God to reveal Himself to you? If not, please talk to God about that now. Don’t wait any longer!
  • Do you feel far from God? Ask Him to expose any wrong attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors in your life. Repent (stop doing it), and ask God for forgiveness.

Faith-Filled Ideas

Continue reading God’s Word, asking Him to give you wisdom and true understanding of what you are studying.

Find a sweet mama who is ahead of you or more seasoned in the Word to meet with at least once a month to discuss what you are reading.

If you don’t have a Bible-believing church home, ask God to lead you to a fellowship where you can worship, serve, and learn together with other believers.

Pam Mays

Jesus is my Savior!

I am so thankful for the life journey God has invited me on these past 49 years! I was raised in a simple home in Michigan and loved going to our little cabin on the lake on the weekends in Florida every couple of years for Spring Break.

Little did I know that God would draw my heart to Him after a move to California, and there meet my aMAYSing husband, Galen. We have three incredible sons now ages 20, 16, and 14 and have celebrated 23 years of marriage lived in seven states. I am so thankful for the wonderful ministry opportunities of military life as well as incredible friends all over the world.

My heart loves to share Jesus with anyone who will listen! He has literally protected me from death four times! I am so grateful!In my extra moments I enjoy cooking, watching movies with my boys, and going to the beach.
Pam Mays

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