“I have much to say in judgment of you. But he who sent me is reliable, and what I have heard from him I tell the world.” John 8:25
…I do nothing on my own but speak just what the Father has taught me. John 8:28
How hard must if have been for Jesus to speak and do only that which would glorify the Father?! Amidst all the slander and false accusations His entire earthly life He demonstrates ultimate strength in being able to restrain His ultimate strength. John 8:54 states, If I glorify myself, my glory means nothing. My Father… is the one who glorifies me.
Jesus, be my one desire. Fix my eyes, ears, heart and mind to Yours. Let bringing You and Your Kingdom glory be what fills my heart and motivates my thoughts, words and actions.
Jesus healed a man born blind. John 9:11 states, “The man they call Jesus made some mud and put it on my eyes. He told me to go to Siloam and wash. So I went and washed, and then I could see.” He told me to go… so I went…. AND THEN I could see! Sometimes we have to “faith it” when we don’t “feel it” we have to focus more on the purpose then the place or thing. If we want to fulfill God’s purpose for our lives then that is where our focus needs to be and not on the uncomfortable means of getting there. Your purpose must trump your place, or how you feel about your place, person or thing. It’s not easy and more often then not requires walking by faith and not by sight. Most of the time you may not “feel it”, you will need to “faith it.”
The blind man went in faith and received sight but even more than physical sight… John 9:30-33 shows us that this unschooled ordinary man received a faith in the one true God! If we want our faith to increase we have to be willing to step out and let Him do it! He can be trusted, He is faithful even when we are not! (2 Tim. 2:13)
Romans 12:19-21 states, Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord. On the contrary: “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In so doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Jesus understood this and at the right time He acceded into heaven and took the throne again (Hebrews 12:2) So we too can, Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. Hebrews 12:3
Jesus, we know we can’t stand still in faith, we are either moving forward or we are sliding backward. So please help us to remember You. Help us to abide in You, to trust Your faithfulness so that even when we aren’t “feeling it” we still move forward in Your purpose for our lives through “faithing it”.
Independent Read: 2 Corinthians 5:7, 1 Peter 5:6