Sunday, August 30, 2009
DAY 12 - I Do Not Want to Stay in Darkness
Today’s Reading: John 12
(Please read John 12: 1 – 50 and listen to what the Lord Jesus Christ would like to tell you before reading my Spiritual Journal below. If you would like to learn a simple and good way of Daily Devotion method please read my “Count Down 5” from this blog.)
Please click the links below to John 12:
“I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.” John 12: 46
I just prayed for a pastor who has been in darkness these few weeks. How can we as pastors and leaders stay in darkness for day, months or even years. How can that be? Just sometimes ago I was in the same situation of darkness and Jesus sent a great cloud of His disciples to pray for me and gave me confirmations that I was in the right path and just needed to stay on course. When I was overcome by darkness, sometimes Jesus would say, “Hold, until reinforcement!”. And other times, He would say, “Have courage, charge!”
“At first his disciples did not understand all this. Only after Jesus was glorified did they realize that these things had been written about him and that they had done these things to him.” John 12: 16
I do hope and pray that I can have the faith to understand and realize God’s work in His good time. I know that it needs lots of sacrifices just like what Mary did or like what Jesus said of the dying of the wheat.
Dear Lord Jesus, I don’t want to stay in darkness again! Help me to be always with you that I can be in the Light and never go back to darkness again. In Jesus Name I pray. Amen.