August 23 Prayer.
The skies are beginning to clear with a blue breaking above the smoke below.
I read these words,
‘Come and follow me.
Come and see the one we have found.
I have seen you and know who you are.
You will see greater things and the heavens open up.
Jesus found Philip and called out,’follow me.’
Philip found his brother and called him to come and see the one he found.
Jesus knows and calls out the greater good within Nathaniel. ‘Here is a genuine, honest man without any deceit’. He then says, ‘you will see greater things when the heavens open up.!’
He sees you right where you are.
With your doubts and skepticism.
Can anything good come out of this? Nathaniel replies to his brother and we too hold the same question.
Can anything good come out of these troubling times, these storms of division and doubts we are all facing ?
Come and see the heavens open up before you!
Expect the greater things ahead. We have the opportunity to believe and trust and follow the one that is the remedy .
Pause and think about Jesus knowing everything about you. See his eyes of love with compassion come upon you. Hear his words of affirmation calling out , ‘You are an honest person, without any hidden motives. You are pure and I see you that way.’
I know the best you and I created you for greater things.
Receive his words to you.
Respond in prayer,
‘God, you alone are good. Open the heavens for our eyes to see who you really are. Not a god made by man to understand.
You are the one we desire to follow. The way of life and truth.
May we look for the greater things within us that you already see.
May we look for the opportunities to tell of who you are that we have found.
To say, ‘come and see the one who leads us in a greater way.
May we see the good in each other and call it out.
May we expect you, Jesus to be here with us so we may live the life of glory you have designed for us to live.
Let us boldly yet gently lead others to come and see You, Jesus. The remedy for every soul.
We follow your way of life today.
Thanks be to God who loves all.’