What Jesus Did! 'Fully Pleased' — Mark 1:11

Saturday, January 9, 2016

A voice came from heaven and said: "You are my Son and I love you. I am very pleased with you."
— Mark 1:11 NLT
Illustration of Mark 1:11 NLT — A voice came from heaven and said: "You are my Son and I love you. I am very pleased with you."

Key Thought

Isn't this what we all need to hear from the ones we love the most? Look at what is being said. I claim you as my child! I love you! I am completely pleased with you! God shared these incredible affirmations with his Son. In the subsequent verses, Jesus will go face the temptations of Satan in the wilderness armed with the understanding that his Heavenly Father lovingly and proudly claims him as his child. You know, when we were baptized, I can't help but believe God said the same things about you and me!

Today's Prayer

Loving and adoring Father, I know I do not merit your love and grace. Yet, dear Father, I am overwhelmed with them and thankful for them. As your child, please know that I love and adore you ... even in those times when I make wrong choices and also when I succumb to temptation's power. Father, do not ever let the evil one strip my love for you from me nor let him cloud my eyes to your love. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Romans 8:15-16
  • Galatians 3:26-29
  • John 3:1-8

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About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

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.