21 Days Fast & Pray - Day 20 : Our World
Devotion - John 3:1
There is a certain feeling we have when we wait at the airport for the arrival of our friends or family members who have been away for a while. It is a natural anticipation to celebrate their homecoming. The Father eagerly desires for all to come back to Him. The verse above denotes the love of the Father lavished on those who have come to Him. In our practical life, our home is typically the place where we rest. It is where we feel loved and safe. It is also where we grow and are taught discipline. This is because home is where family gathers and love resides. The verse above assures us that He loves us so much, that He calls us His children. The Scripture also tells us that He Himself is our resting place and place where we feel safe (Ps. 91:1-2) In short, He is our home. Today, let us realize that God calls us His children! He wants us to dwell in Him because He is our Father and He is where we want to return to if we have gone astray. There is no other place we truly want to be.
Application / Self-reflection
- Being a believer, do we have any challenges calling God as our Father and experiencing His love as His children? Write them down and meditate on scripture verses that will assure our identity as His children and His love for us. (e.g. Rom. 8:15-16, John 3:16, Matt. 7:11-12)
- Have you been praying for the salvation of a certain person? Pray specifically for the person who will experience our Father's love today.