“Dear Holy Spirit, shine your light into the places of darkness in my life. Show me my sins, everything that blocks me from encountering God. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.”
"Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for dying on the cross for our sins and being victorious over death and sin. I confess my sin to you(pause, to tell Jesus what the Holy Spirit has shown you). Forgive my sins by your blood and help me follow you. Holy Spirit, fill me that I may be able to receive your gift to love God and His people. In Jesus Name I pray, Amen."
The Word, Time with Abba (Psalm 124:1-5; 2 Samuel 17:1-29; John 19:23-42, Proverbs 16:12-13)
Today's main passage:
What we do not know is that according to today's John 19:39, Joseph of Arimathea was accompanied by Nicodemus to persuade Pilate to give the body of Jesus to them. And, the empty tomb was actually Joseph's tomb!
John 3:1 describes Nicodemus was a member of the Jewish ruling council and so was Joseph!
This leads me to think of a series of happening concerning with Discipler and Mentor/Coach as in today's topic:
Jesus discipled Nicodemus, Nicodemus discipled Joseph of Arimathea
I think Nicodemus brought Joseph to Jesus and then Joseph became one of Jesus disciples and then Nicodemus was the one discipled him.
It is so wonderful!
Who is your Nicodemus, your Discipler, your Mentor/Coach? Did he or she brought you to meet with Jesus and that you become Jesus' true disciple?
Who is you Nicodemus? Have you got a new inspiration concerning with Discipler and Mentor/Coach, understanding that the relationship between a teacher and his disciple can be just like Nicodemus and Joseph to have such kind of deep impact!