The Challenge — Day 170

Today’s Scripture: John 21
[It’s the last day of our journey. Open up the Word however you prefer: a Bible or click the reference to read online.]

…Jesus revealed himself again to the disciples…
John 21:1
Jesus revealed Himself to His disciples, again, to encourage them of the truth, to comfort them, to guide them.
Fishing was these disciples normal way of life. They had been fisherman before they were chosen by Jesus and this is what they went back to, not knowing what else to do since they saw Him the first time. In their everyday way, He made Himself known.
“It is the Lord!”
John 21:7
God reveals Himself to Believers in their everyday work life.
Jesus served His disciples breakfast, and there they saw Him. 
Now none of the disciples dared asked him, “Who are you?”
They knew it was the Lord.
John 21:12
God reveals Himself through provision of our everyday needs.
After breakfast, Jesus revealed His heart to Peter through conversation. He revealed how He felt about Peter and what He desired Peter to do for Him.
He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John,
do you love me?” Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time,
“Do you love me?” and he said to him, “Lord, you know everything;
you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep. …”
John 21:17
God reveals Himself to His disciples through conversation, the spiritual discipline of prayer.
God: Father, Son, Spirit, reveals Himself again and again in the lives of His disciples.
Through our everyday way.
Through provision of our daily needs.
Through our prayers.
To reveal truth.
To guide.
To comfort.
Where has He revealed Himself to you lately?
If He hasn’t, maybe you haven’t been looking. Or maybe you haven’t spent enough time with Him to recognize Him when He reveals Himself.
Hopefully, the last 170 days have helped you to know Him better. See Him better. Recognize Him more readily.
Hopefully the last 170 days have stirred up a hunger for His Word, for His presence, in your life daily. We do not wholly live by bread alone, we need His Word to fully live.
It is written, “Man shall not live by bread alone,
but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.”
Matthew 4:4 ESV
Celebrate today what you have been filled with over the last days and months.
Praise Him for His faithfulness in walking with you through His Word.
Praise Him for the revelation of Him in Scripture.
Thank Him for the blessing of His Word and the Word made flesh.
You may be wondering… What’s next?
Come back tomorrow. We may have the answer for you.
Father God, thank You for Your faithfulness to Your Word and to Your people.
Thank You for the blessing of the Spirit who reveals Your heart through Your Word.
Thank You for Jesus who shows us how to walk in Your Word.
Fill me with a hunger for more!

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