If possible, read the whole chapter to see the full picture of what is happening here. Then focus on the following section:
1After Jesus had finished instructing his twelve disciples, he went on from there to teach and preach in the towns of Galilee. 2When John heard in prison what Christ was doing, he sent his disciples 3to ask him, “Are you the one who was to come, or should we expect someone else?” 4Jesus replied, “Go back and report to John what you hear and see: 5The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is preached to the poor. 6Blessed is the man who does not fall away on account of me.”
- Have I been like John doubt Jesus after a period of unresolved difficulties and problems? How would Jesus’ reply to John answer my doubts?
- Have I seen the work of Jesus in my life and lives of those around me? Write down at least three things. Then, utter a thanksgiving payer to God.
- What do “Remembering God’s work, a Grateful heart, and a Difficult Situation” have in common in bringing us to God?
Prayer & Journaling:
Stay with God for a little while longer. Continue to converse with God and listen to what he wants to tell me. Then write down any thought and/or prayer in the 2011 “Spiritual Journal” book.
How do we share the gospel with other people? Jesus told his disciples to tell John “what you hear and see”. Tell people what God has done in our lives is the best way of sharing the gospel. What can you tell people? Who do you want to tell it to? Decide when you will tell and pray for the person to be willing to listen.