Lord, it’s time for the 3 Day Quote Challenge that Jessy of FAB: Faith and Books nominated me for.
The rules for this challenge are:
♣ Thank the person who nominated you.
Thank you again, Jessy, for thinking of me with the nomination!
May God richly bless you! ❤
♣ Post a quote for 3 days, and explain why it appeals to you.
♣ Nominate 3 bloggers each day!
Today for Day 2 it is John 13:1-6
“Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know. Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
I learned this somewhere along my teenage years, but more as a way to protect me from evil. Kind of the same way a person is taught to say, “God forbid!” if you didn’t want something to happen that either you just said or heard someone else say. Like a jinx eraser. I didn’t even know the line where Thomas asked Jesus how they would know the way if they didn’t know where He was going. I had learned that if I was scared, to repeat these lines. I have always struggled with a great deal of fear as far back as I can remember. So I said this a lot!
It would not be until I was old enough to read the word for myself with the Holy Spirit as my personal guide that I would understand this was Jesus telling me not to let my heart be troubled, not even with needing any jinx eraser. He was telling me since I believe in God to believe in Him because God is His Father. Back home in heaven, Jesus is preparing a place for me, and coming again to take me to my specially designed home, so I can be where Jesus is, and know the way home! When Thomas was asking if he did not know where Jesus was going, how would he (Thomas) know the way, he was basically asking what we all ask.
If we don’t know or understand the things God does,
how do we know we’re doing things the right way?
Jesus gave Him that reassuring answer, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no many cometh unto the Father but by me.” Jesus was saying follow Him and He would lead us home. Like any Good Shepherd!
I now repeat those words (for all kinds of situations) for comfort, peace, and to allow my mind to hear JESUS speaking to me, not the many things that cloud my mind. And I make sure to include the words of Thomas because they are my chance to ask Jesus, “What if I mess up on knowing how to follow You?” And He gets to tell me, “I am the way, the truth and the life.” So I am reassured to just keep following and trusting Him.
Nominations for Day 2
Alisha’s Words of Wonder
Disletti Decor Destiny
The Cat’s Write
Anyone who wants to do the quotes, just tag yourself.
Feel free to say I nominated you… because I just did! 😉
Hope you each have a little fun doing your quotes.
I look forward to seeing what inspires you,
and what you like to inspire others with!
God loves you!
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