A Purposeful Way of Life Devotional Day 8

A Purposeful Way of Life Devotional Day 8
John 12:23 But Jesus answered them, saying, “The hour has come that the Son of Man should be glorified.

Facing your hour!

“There comes a time when all us will face that appointed time, the hour our Lord has planned to accomplish his will.”  

Three times during His ministry, the Lord Jesus said His hour had not yet come. He first said this to His mother at the wedding in Cana of Galilee at the start of His ministry and again to His siblings, near the end of His ministry, when they mocked their brother about his Messianic claims.

The third time was as He taught in the temple, laying out His Messianic proclamation to the people and testifying that God was His Father. And although His Messianic declaration infuriated the scribes and Pharisees, we read, "but no one seized Him, because His hour had not yet come."  Jesus now was ready to face his “hour.”

What about you?  Are you ready to face your “hour?”  Listen, we all have dreams, and often our dreams involve personal recognition and accolades. But Jesus has a different vision for his life. What kind of glory are you living for? What are you willing to sacrifice for God's glory? Jesus was willing to give it all.  How about you?

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