Monday, January 12, 2009

21 Days of Consecration - Day 2, John 2 - Breadcrumbs of Belief

Have you ever had a moment in your life when you had an "Aha!" moment, when pieces of the puzzle came together and things just made sense? When you looked back at things and saw them in a new light? In today's reading of John 2 there's a description of this very thing.

When Jesus cleansed the temple of the moneychangers the Jews demanded to know in what authority He was acting. He explained that if they destroyed "this temple" that He would raise it up in three days. The Jews thought He was speaking of the literal temple and were incredulous - how could He build something in 3 days that had taken 46 years to build, and still wasn't finished? Listen to the next two verses:
But He was speaking of the temple of His body. So when He was raised from the dead, His disciples remembered that He said this; and they believed the Scripture and the word which Jesus had spoken. (John 2:21-22 NASB)
It's neat how the Lord will show us it was Him all along, when He pulls back the veil of our understanding and helps us to see that He truly was in control of the situation, that He was the one working behind the scenes. And oh how that helps us believe in Him all the more.

The neat thing is that because He knows us so well, and knows we need reaffirmations, He leaves little breadcrumbs of belief so that we will come to full faith in Him. That's just how much He loves us!

I'm grateful for this nugget from John 2. How about you? What did the Lord speak to you today? BTW, today was a tough day, physically. If you've suffered headaches and physical discomfort from fasting, you're not alone. But it will get better ... I promise! And the Lord will continue speaking in even more clear ways. I can't wait to hear from you so let me know what God is doing in your life!

Blessings,
Nathan
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