Instagram Jesus Week 1: Devotional Day 6
DAY 6 – Saturday
John’s call to repentance and his posture towards Jesus reflect deep humility and a desire to point others to Jesus. Which one of these two areas will you take time to reflect more deeply on this week? Commit to listening more attentively to the Spirit this week to where he is asking you to take the humble place, or to who he might want you to point to Jesus.
If you’re anything like me, you read this question, and you think—that’s a good question. I’ll think about it later. But you forget to come back to it. So instead, think about this now. Which of these phrases stands out to you more right now? John calls people to repent, and points people to Jesus. That reflects…
- deep humility
- desire to point others to Jesus
Why do you think that particular phrase is jumping out to you? Do you struggle with it? Love the idea of it? Don’t understand it?
I’m in Port Orchard, a place I believe God is calling me to make his name known. So I am drawn to the “desire to point others to Jesus.” I was nearly in tears just now when I overheard this conversation:
Regular: You guys gonna be open on Christmas?
Bartender: No! We’re not going to be open Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.
Regular: What? Why not?
Bartender: I guess our boss wanted us to have some time with our family which I, for one, appreciate.
Regular: But we are your family. What am I going to do?
Honestly, the regular sounded so sad and so desperate, that even though I was across the room, I felt compelled to go over and tell him, “God wants you in his family! Come to church Christmas Eve!”
I didn’t, though. And now that I’ve come to this question, I sense in my own heart that sadness and that desire to point others to Jesus.
How can you take seriously the second part of today’s question, “Commit to listening more attentively to the Spirit this week to where he is asking you to take the humble place, or to who he might want you to point to Jesus.” Can you right “humble” or “Jesus” on your hand to remember? Another way is to commit to really asking this question in your LifeGroup! Accountability is a beautiful thing.