John 2:1-11

Jesus, be Lord over ALL my life

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“He thus revealed His glory, and His disciples put their faith in Him.”  (v 11 NIV)

Something out-of-the-ordinary was done to something ordinary by One who was just beginning to be recognized as being extraordinary.

Father, thank You for the times in everyday life when You show Your power, when You show me that You are bigger than even the biggest stuff in my life.  You show me how I truly need You for every little thing.  You have taken my heart, so simple and naive back then, and have been kneading it, molding it, reshaping it, … just transforming this once simple lump of clay into a vessel which holds Your Spirit and carries Your message as I go through each day of life You supply.  Keep making me just like Jesus, Lord; so the world sees Him when they look at me.  Amen.

John 1:1-18

Jesus, be Lord over ALL my life

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“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.” (1:1-2 NIV)

“Everything was created through Him; nothing–not one thing!–came into being without Him.” (1:3 MSG)

“The Word became flesh and blood and moved into the neighborhood.” (1:14 MSG)

Ah! The One who made all things, including me, moved into my neighborhood for a while.  You experienced life as I know it.  You went through the same basic kinds of everyday life situations, choices and relationships.  And You did it while remaining holy and obedient to Your Father who sent You.  Oh, Jesus–make me just like You.

“We all live off His generous bounty, gift after gift after gift … exuberant giving and receiving, this endless knowing and understanding–all this came through You, Jesus, my Messiah.  No one has ever seen God, not so much as a glimpse. This one-of-a-kind God-expression, who exists at the very heart of the Father, has made Him plain as day.” (v. 14, 18 MSG)

Thanks so much for Your multitude of gifts!  Thanks for Your generosity in my direction!!  May I use what You supply in a manner which pleases You, Father.  Continue to shape my heart, my thinking, my desires, and my behavior to be like Jesus.  Amen.