Welcome here! This blog is an “extra blog” being posted daily between January 13 and February 3 to come alongside the 21 Days of Prayer. We are reading the book of John with the intention of looking at Jesus very closely. We want to know Him really well so that we will love Him even more!
January 27, 2019
Good morning Jesus,
There are so many things I love in this chapter. But this part really got me earlier this year and just gets me again. John 14:5-9ish
5 Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?”
6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 7 If you really know me, you will know[b] my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.”
8 Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.”
9 Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time?
It’s that last verse especially: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time…?”
**** My application is very simple today. Jesus, I don’t want to be with You a long time but just barely know You. I don’t want to keep misunderstanding You. I don’t want to keep needing clarification about basic things about You. I want to live out that Born-Again life You have both given me, and are walking with me through. If You are alive in me, I should walk a different walk. An improving, less hindered walk. If I really know You, it should be easily noticeable I know You — not just from people looking at my life from the outside, but me looking inside and knowing what I know.
I don’t want to meet You and need an introduction…I want our first face-to-face meeting to be a reunion. I want to KNOW You. I want to know what You would say. I want to know what You think. I want to know the SOUND OF YOUR VOICE. I want to recognize the look in Your eye.
That’s all. May I COME ALIVE in Your presence. You are with me always, so help me to know You everywhere I go and in everything I do…to keep the conversation going and rely on You.