from the book, ONE WITH OUR FATHER
John 8:12; Luke 4
“I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.” (John 8:12, NASB)
Father, I say I want to follow You,
but how easily I am distracted by my own desires.
If I get my eyes off You,
I begin following my agenda,
Because Jesus maintained
His close and constant relationship with You,
He followed You into the harsh wilderness,
conquered temptation, and
was empowered by Your Spirit (Luke 4:1-14).
He obediently spoke the unpopular truth in His hometown (Luke 4:14-30).
He confronted a demon in Capernaum and banished him (Luke 4:31-35).
He spoke with Your authority and wielded Your power over evil (Luke 4:36-37).
He healed all the sick brought to Him (Luke 4:38-41).
Though His schedule was demanding, He rose early to pray (Luke 4:42).
He knew when to ignore popular pressure and move on (Luke 4:42-44).
Father, that’s what I need:
Your enabling for my weakness;
Your wisdom for my ignorance.
Father, give me the Spirit of Christ!