Today's Verse: Mark 1:11

Thursday, January 11, 2024

We're Halfway to Our Goal...

A small donation makes a big difference!

Donate Now
And a voice came from heaven: "You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased."
— Mark 1:11
Now you can listen to Today's Verse on iTunes, Spotify, Echo devices, and more!

Thoughts on Today's Verse...

Shortly after Jesus' baptism, he went to face Satan in a grueling forty days of temptations. Do you remember Satan's opening words to this time of temptation? "If you are the Son of God..." Wasn't it great that God had already reassured Jesus of his relationship, love, and delight in him right before it was questioned by the evil one? The Father knew the Son needed this affirmation before Jesus faced his time of trials and temptations. Indeed, those we love need similar reassurance, and they need it even more than Jesus did. And it's something they need from us! What do those you love need to hear from you today? You don't know when their time of trial will come, but you do know it will. So, please reassure them you are glad of your relationship with them, love for them, and delight in them. And, dear friend in Jesus, do it today!

My Prayer...

Almighty and loving Father, please help me say the right words of love and affection to those I love so that when temptations and trials come or when others try to draw them away from me, they will not doubt my love for them and your love for them. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.


Archived Facebook Comments

Other Devotionals from Heartlight for Thursday, January 11, 2024

A daily dose of Christian quotes to inspire and encourage.
"There is a God-shaped vacuum in the heart of every person and it can never be filled by any created thing. It can only be filled by God, made known through..."
A daily devotional about God's power for our battles.
"When the wicked one appears, Satan will pretend to work all kinds of miracles, wonders, and signs. Lost people will be fooled by his evil deeds...."
A daily passage of Scripture emphasizing praise to our God.
"We put our hope in the Lord. He is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. Let your unfailing love surround..."
Features the apostle Paul's writings turned into daily, powerful prayers.
"Dear Father, holy God, Write the requirements of your will upon my heart. May I live in such a way that my conscience will bear witness that I have....."


Illustration of Mark 1:11 — And a voice came from heaven: "You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased."

About This Devotional

Today's Verse is a free daily devotional that includes a Bible verse, thought and prayer.

The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware.

All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House.