Prayer Guide and Devotional

Prayer Guide and Devotional – January 5, 2024

John 13:37

Peter asked, “Lord, why can’t I follow you now?

Jesus was speaking to the Apostles and telling them He was leaving them for a while (His death). He told them they could not follow at the moment but that they could follow Him later. Peter was always a little bullheaded (remember having to be told three times by Jesus “Feed My sheep?”). He was insisting on following Jesus immediately. We can get a little bullheaded like Peter sometimes today. We sometimes lay out our plans on how we are going to serve the Lord. But, the problem is that our plans may not be the Lord’s plans He for us. Sometimes, like John, we cannot follow Jesus at that very moment. Sometimes the Lord wants us to sit back and relax. Why can’t I follow you right now Lord????? The Lord is setting things up for us and we need to be patient. If we push our own way things will not go well and it may take a long time to get things all straightened out again according to the Lord’s will for us. We are insisting on our way over the Lord’s way because we feel doing things OUR WAY is following Jesus. Continue praying and getting closer to the Lord. He will open any necessary doors for us when the timing is in line with the Lord’s plans. Don’t sit there a little confused like our friend in the picture thinking “Why can’t I follow You Lord – I am changed, napped, and had my snack!” Remember, all in the Lord’s time. 

Lord, sometimes I want to push my way. I must not be impatient. I know all things You do work out perfect. Help me to sit back and relax, get closer to You, and wait for You to tell me when and how I can serve You best. Thank You Lord! In Jesus name, Amen!!

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