Daily Devotions based the Sermon from February 14, 2021
THIS WEEK: A Mission-Minded Person Has Certainty!
We all want to have it.
Today in Central Texas we are supposed to have record low temperatures. For the last week or two people have been looking for certainty…
- …what is the weather going to be like?
- …what should I do to protect my pipes?
- … what should I do to protect my car?
- …are the roads ok to drive on?
Certainty. People were looking on Facebook, to friends, to weather people, to friends who have been through cold snaps before. They wanted credible information to act on to navigate record low temps.
Not only in things of weather, but for all aspects of life inside we are yearning for certainty. Certainty comes at a combination of three things:
- Credibility – advice comes from an expert or has expertise.
- Consistency – what is being suggested has worked in the past.
- Capability – what is suggested, can be done.
The same is true for our faith. We want to know our faith is in the right person. We want to know what we believe is true. We want certainty on which our soul can rest.
So does Jesus.
He wants your heart to be certain and has given everything we need to have certainty. This week we will look at the Transfiguration of Jesus, a moment in time where he appears in white brilliance with Moses and Elijah. At first glance a rather peculiar event, but when you take a step back as Peter did, it is an event that gives certainty to every follower of Jesus.
2 Peter 1:16 We did not follow cleverly invented stories when we told you about the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. 17 For he received honor and glory from God the Father when the voice came to him from the Majestic Glory, saying, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” 18 We ourselves heard this voice that came from heaven when we were with him on the sacred mountain.
19 And we have the word of the prophets made more certain, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.
This week we will unpack from the Transfiguration account in Mark 9, the reasons we have to have absolute certainty our faith is in the right thing and the right person.
Apply: What questions do you have about your faith in Jesus? What would help bring more certainty to your faith? (Email firstname.lastname@example.org to begin a conversation!)
PRAYER: Thank you Lord for giving me everything I need to be certain of my relationship with you. Help me with your Spirit to use all you give to bring complete certainty to every aspect of my faith.