Verse of the Day

Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world. —John 17:24

Thoughts on Today’s Verse…

Wow, what an unbelievable collection of high powered phrases of truth and promise! We are a gift from the Father to Jesus. Jesus wants us to be with him in the glorious presence of God. Jesus wants us to see his glory and experience it. Jesus has been loved by the Father from before the Creation. Think about these things. Ask God to show you how powerfully they reveal our importance to him. Dream of the day you will share in God’s glory as one of his children! (cf. 1 John 3:1-3) Now, let’s go live based on the view God has of us.


My Prayer…

Almighty God and Abba Father, forgive me for the mundane and earthbound view that I have of myself and your other children. Through your Spirit, stir in me a more profound appreciation of Jesus’ disciples and how much each of us means to you. Please empower me to be more patient, tolerant, forgiving, and respectful of my Christian brothers’ and sisters’ imperfections as I acknowledge my own imperfections and as I long for the day that we are united in perfection before your holy throne of grace. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Bible References

24 Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.

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  1. John 17:24
    Father, I want those You have given Me to be with Me where I am, and to see My glory, the glory You have given me because You loved Me before the creation of the world.

    Every time a believer in Christ dies, it is, in essence, an answer to this prayer! Jesus makes clear that His desire is to have those that God has given Him, with Him. What comfort this should give us when a fellow Christian passes from this world, for they go right into the presence of Jesus (1 Corinthians 13:12).
    When we die and go to be with Christ, we will behold His glory. This glory is not just what He has as part of the God-head, but also the glory that He brought about for us when He became our Savior and Redeemer on the cross. This glory is yet further proof that God loved Christ before the foundation of the world!

    After knowing all of this, how can we not love and serve Him each day?! No one loves us like He does and our lives should show that out. What a privilege it is to know Christ Jesus as Lord and Savior, and what position He has given us before Father God, making us His children for eternity! Have you thanked Him today?

    Father God, thank You for sending Jesus to be my Redeemer on the cross at Calvary. Thank You for loving me even though I do not deserve Your love. I give You all praise, honor, and glory this day Abba, Amen!

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