Grace Day

from the Lent 2016 reading plan

John 17:1-5

BY She Reads Truth

Text: John 17:1-5

 Take time today to rest in the knowledge of God’s boundless grace and reflect on Scripture below.

Jesus spoke these things, looked up to heaven, and said:

the hour has come.
Glorify Your Son
so that the Son may glorify You,
for You gave Him authority
over all flesh;
so He may give eternal life
to all You have given Him.
This is eternal life:
that they may know You, the only true God,
and the One You have sent—Jesus Christ.
I have glorified You on the earth
by completing the work You gave Me to do.
Now, Father, glorify Me in Your presence
with that glory I had with You
before the world existed.
-John 17:1-5 HCSB


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30 thoughts on "Grace Day"

  1. Creed says:

    I’ve often thought that when God spoke to Moses at the burning bush, it was a little odd that God would say his name was “I AM” and that was what he was to tell the Israelites when they asked. OK, so that means that God IS GOD. He was, is and always will be.
    Today’s journey with Russ Ramsey tells us that in the Book of John, Jesus describes himself eight times as “I am”.
    One of those was in John 6:35 where Jesus said “I am the bread of life”.
    What did God provide the Israelites in the wilderness? Manna. Bread from Heaven so that they would live and not starve. (Exodus 16)
    In John 8:12, Jesus said “I am the light of the world. He who follows me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life”. What did God provide the Israelites in the wilderness?
    A pillar of fire by night to give them light. (Exodus 13).
    Did you catch that? WOW! Jesus himself was leading them, guiding them, feeding them!!!
    Oh what an amazing God we serve!!!! Once again, I stand in awe of my God!
    Thank you Russ Ramsey for allowing God to use you as a shepherd for HIS flock.

    1. Sana says:

      That is sooo COOL! Thanks for sharing!!!

  2. WorkInProgress says:


  3. WorkInProgress says:

    This was the reminder I needed to stop letting my heart middle and deflect, and to start being open and listen. I have been hurting so deeply that I selfishly felt God forgot about me. While truly, God has seen that I have deflected from Him instead of reflecting Him. Thank you for the reminder.

    “…And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do. And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed.”

    1. Tina says:

      Thank you. I too have felt forgotten and I needed your words. Happy Easter

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