Thursday, August 27, 2009
DAY 8 - Jesus Didn't Go Home
Today’s Reading: John 8
(Please read John 8: 1 – 59 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.)
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The Message: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%208&version=MSG
“They each went to his own home. But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.” John 7: 53 – 8: 1
Everybody went back to their own home but Jesus went elsewhere. Why? I never do that except I was away for a trip. Was Jesus home in Mount of Olives? No and Yes. His earthly home was not but His heavenly home was where He could enjoy the intimate relationship with His Heavenly Father. There he could be strengthened again after all the oppositions and discouragements described in John 7. Then He was able to go back to the temple for the “second round” to teach again!
Most of the time when I met with obstacles and discouragements, I did not know this secret method but was eaten up by those discouragements and pulled into darkness or a pause mode.
Jesus told me this morning that I need to go to my Mount of Olives more often like what He did. “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8: 12
“Why is my language not clear to you? Because you are unable to hear what I say. You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desire…” John 8: 43 – 44
Where our Father is, our home is. Let’s go home daily to meet our Father as Jesus does.
Dear Lord Jesus,
Lead me home to enjoy the intimate relationship with our Heavenly Father daily. In Jesus Name I pray. Amen.