Day Two

Scripture: John 17:6, John 17:17-18 ESV, John 17:20, John 17:26

Thoughts for Day Two: 

We read today of Jesus’s declaration that He revealed the nature of God the Father. We later read Jesus’s prayer for us to be sanctified by the truth, which is the word from God. God’s word spoken to us as revealed in the Bible, and the whispers to our thoughts, which many may believe to be our intuition or “gut” feeling, now made known to us as Christ’s Holy Spirit. We also know the Lord desires we be sent into the world to reveal the Lord, just as Jesus did, because John 17:17 says we are being sent as Christ was, and later in verse twenty He clarifies it is for ALL WHO WILL EVER believe in Jesus, as a result of the disciple’s message, which is the Bible we turn the pages of or the Scripture we peruse via the app on our screen. What is the result of being sanctified by God’s Word? An impartation of the Lord’s love and character to us.

Today, be encouraged to build off of yesterday and allow the Lord to reveal areas where currently Jesus and His love may be better or increasingly reflected. Capture what comes to mind in your journal or workbook. Again, be encouraged to assume a humble posture before the Lord, with the understanding He will reveal to our hearts, areas that need to be transformed, because of His love and mercy towards us {see Hebrews 12:6 & Psalm 86:5}.

Prayer: Thank You for being a merciful and loving, Lord! By the power of Your Holy Spirit, strengthen our resolve to humble ourselves before You and allow You to reveal to us the most pressing areas You desire to address within our lives, right now, in the season right before us. We thank You that You do not expect a complete overhaul of our thoughts, emotions, physical well-being and relationships. You desire we be changed by Your Spirit, from image to image and glory to glory as Your grace is extended each day {see Zechariah 4:6 & 2 Corinthians 3:18}. Cause us to desire Your Word and presence, the two components possessing all the power and ability needed to become the people of God You are calling us to become. Thank You Jesus, amen!

Nutrition: As you continue to prepare to begin your Whole30 journey next week, be encouraged to utilize the 40 dinner ideas provided in today's lesson. Also, there are several ideas online. A site you may find valuable in your meal planning is THE REAL FOOD DIETITIANS, website. The button below provides a link to 30 of their sheet pan recipes. CLICK HERE for their recipes.

Nutrition: As you continue to prepare to begin your Whole30 journey next week, be encouraged to utilize the 40 dinner ideas provided in today's lesson. Also, there are several ideas online. A site you may find valuable in your meal planning is THE REAL FOOD DIETITIANS, website. The button below provides a link to 30 of their sheet pan recipes. CLICK HERE for their recipes.