What Jesus Did! 'Preparing the Way' — John 1:6-7

Friday, January 5, 2018

God sent a man, John the Baptist, to tell about the light so that everyone might believe because of his testimony.
— John 1:6-7 NLT

Key Thought

For most of us to hear the message of Christ, there had to be a "John" for us! Who was your "John"? Who prepared the soil of your heart to receive the Good News? Who taught you the truth of God and called you to repentance and to excited expectation about what God would do in you through his Son Jesus and through the powerful Holy Spirit? Why not take some time today to write that person a thank you note? Why not make a renewed commitment today to be "John" for someone else who needs to know the Savior?

Today's Prayer

Father, thank you so much for the following people who helped prepare my heart to receive the message of Jesus: ... . Please bless my efforts at sharing Jesus' message with others. In his name, I thank you. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

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  • John 5:31-33
  • Matthew 11:1


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Illustration of John 1:6-7 NLT — God sent a man, John the Baptist, to tell about the light so that everyone might believe because of his testimony.

About This Devotional

What Jesus Did! is a series of one-year devotional guides through each gospel, using one short scripture passage each day and following the Gospel in sequential order. Each devotional consists of a scripture passage and a reflection and a prayer which open up the day's scripture and show how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware and is available in book form.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.