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Quiet Time in John 14

Updated: Mar 16, 2022



John 14 (HCSB)


The Way to the Father

1 “Your heart must not be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in Me. 2 In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if not, I would have told you. I am going away to prepare a place for you. 3 If I go away and prepare a place for you, I will come back and receive you to Myself, so that where I am you may be also. 4 You know the way to where I am going.”


5 “Lord,” Thomas said, “we don’t know where You’re going. How can we know the way?”


6 Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.


Jesus Reveals the Father

7 “If you know Me, you will also know My Father. From now on you do know Him and have seen Him.”


8 “Lord,” said Philip, “show us the Father, and that’s enough for us.”


9 Jesus said to him, “Have I been among you all this time without your knowing Me, Philip? The one who has seen Me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10 Don’t you believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me? The words I speak to you I do not speak on My own. The Father who lives in Me does His works. 11 Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me. Otherwise, believe because of the works themselves.


Praying in Jesus’ Name

12 “I assure you: The one who believes in Me will also do the works that I do. And he will do even greater works than these, because I am going to the Father. 13 Whatever you ask in My name, I will do it so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it.


Another Counselor Promised

15 “If you love Me, you will keep My commands. 16 And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Counselor to be with you forever. 17 He is the Spirit of truth. The world is unable to receive Him because it doesn’t see Him or know Him. But you do know Him, because He remains with you and will be in you. 18 I will not leave you as orphans; I am coming to you.


The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit

19 “In a little while the world will see Me no longer, but you will see Me. Because I live, you will live too. 20 In that day you will know that I am in My Father, you are in Me, and I am in you. 21 The one who has My commands and keeps them is the one who loves Me. And the one who loves Me will be loved by My Father. I also will love him and will reveal Myself to him.”


22 Judas (not Iscariot) said to Him, “Lord, how is it You’re going to reveal Yourself to us and not to the world?”


23 Jesus answered, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word. My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him. 24 The one who doesn’t love Me will not keep My words. The word that you hear is not Mine but is from the Father who sent Me.


25 “I have spoken these things to you while I remain with you. 26 But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit—the Father will send Him in My name—will teach you all things and remind you of everything I have told you.


Jesus’ Gift of Peace

27 “Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Your heart must not be troubled or fearful. 28 You have heard Me tell you, ‘I am going away and I am coming to you.’ If you loved Me, you would have rejoiced that I am going to the Father, because the Father is greater than I. 29 I have told you now before it happens so that when it does happen you may believe. 30 I will not talk with you much longer, because the ruler of the world is coming. He has no power over Me. 31 On the contrary, I am going away so that the world may know that I love the Father. Just as the Father commanded Me, so I do.


“Get up; let’s leave this place."





PERSONAL JOURNAL:


SIN (verses 25-26): Lord, please forgive me for not always truly accepting the counsel of the Holy Spirit. Help me to continue to be open and grateful for all the works the Spirit has done and will continue to do in me through You.


PROMISE (verses 13-14): You promise us that anything we ask in Your name that is aligned with Your will, You will grant us so that our Father may be glorified through You, Jesus!


ATTITUDE (verse 27): Help me to change my worrier's brain so that I may not be troubled or live in fear. You tell us that You left peace with us and that You give us peace in a way that is different from the world. I know and have experienced this peace, especially recently. Help me to drive away and guard against the fear and doubt of the flesh so that I may always live in and experience Your peace and not the world's corrupted version.


COMMAND (verse 6): You command us to seek You because nobody comes to the Father except through You. You are THE WAY, THE TRUTH, and THE LIFE for us!


EXAMPLE (verses 8 & 12): Allow me to follow the example of Philip in verse 8 where he said when You show us the Father that THAT is enough. Also allow me and help me to follow the example You gave in verse 12 by saying that those who believe in You will not only do the great works You do, but possibly even greater works if it's in Your will and if we are true believers and followers of You.


*DAILY NOTE: Wow! I have so much more to learn in this journey. Even though Matthew 19:26 is my life verse, I still find it unfathomable that if we are truly holy and aligned with God's will, that there is the possibility that we can perform even greater works than Jesus! I am far from there right now, but if it is in Your will for me, Father, then I would be honored to do such great works for You!


*GENERAL NOTE: I always "sandwich" my quiet time with God in prayer and do it in a location that I will not have any distractions so that I can be focused on my quiet time with God. Do not worry about how short or long your journal entries are for that day's quiet time. Just focus on the actual quiet time and relational conversation with God through the Holy Spirit and His Word. The journaling is an enhancement to your quiet time conversation with God, but also to allow you to reflect on things later as you can look back on your journal entries later when you do the chapters again in the future to see how you have grown. See the FAQ for more detail on how I do my quiet time.

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