Tuesday, January 12


Genesis 19-21, Proverbs 3, Matthew 11


  • In Matthew 11, we see Jesus very graciously answer John the Baptist who is in prison and in the midst of his doubt. John sends his disciples to ask Jesus, “Are you the one we’ve been waiting/hoping for?” Jesus answers in verse 5 using a passage from Isaiah…but Jesus intentionally leaves out a line from Isaiah that says, “I came to proclaim liberty to the captives.” Jesus does this because he knows that John will fill in the blank and understand who Jesus really is. Jesus meets John in the midst of his doubt because Jesus is gracious and merciful. Jesus wants you to bring your doubts to him. Pray today that God would meet you in your doubt, and that he would be near to you; that you would feel his grace and mercy. 
  • The first and second verses of Proverbs 3 remind us of this “Do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart, for they will prolong your life many years and bring you peace and prosperity.” It is our prayer this week that as we continue to call children to memorize scripture and read through the Gospels as part of the Joyful Journey that these verses would be kept in their hearts bringing them peace in the days, weeks, months, and years ahead. Be praying that as our children are reading God’s Word that seeds are planted for a life of faithfully following Jesus.  
  • Pray for the team of people working in Indonesia to make Jesus known, loved, and followed in their country. *


*If you’d like more information on these workers, please contact Whitney.