Today’s daily devotion is based on John 16:18, “They kept asking, ‘What does he mean by “a little while”? We do not understand what he is saying’”
Jesus had told his disciples that they would see him in a little while, they would not see him anymore, and then after a little while, they would see him. The disciples did not understand what Jesus was telling them.
How often do you turn to Jesus when you are confused or unsure about what he says to you personally? How often do you ask him to help you understand? How often do you lean into your personal relationship with Jesus? Do you have a personal relationship with Jesus? Are you holding up your part in that relationship? Ask and then look, listen, and obey.
After all, later in verse twenty-four, Jesus says, ‘Ask in my name and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.’ Listen in the silence. Be sure to listen for his whisper rather than listening only for shouts. Through the Holy Spirit, our relationship with Jesus is personal. Ask Jesus today to help you deepen your personal relationship with him through the Holy Spirit to understand what he is saying to you so that your joy is complete.
Please pray with me, Heavenly Father, thank you that I can rely on your promises. Please help me deepen my relationship with you. Help me hear the whispers of your Holy Spirit. Help me stand in your light and understand what your word means in my life. In Jesus’ blessed name, I pray. Amen.