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Devotional - Thursday, January 18, 2018 18/347

Today's Scripture:"Then the Jews said, 'See how He loved him!'" John 11:36
6058. If something is worth loving, it's worth pursuing. JG

See it.


Live it.

There's a narrow line between function and fabrication. From the time of the Pharisees, trying to be visible in prayer was hypocritical and drew our Lord's disdain. In the early days of Prayertower, I would use prayer time at church to take video of people praying for web images. I chose a time when people's eyes were closed to avoid drawing attention rather than to hide my intention. What I did was righteous. And therein is the difference. If you do anything to draw attention or demonstrate piety, it's wrong and should be criticized.

There's no doubt some of the criticism people have given me in the past was deserved. I was young and untrained in ministry, serving outside the boundaries of church, without having been discipled. I definitely took the road less traveled. But being a one-man band, so to speak, most of the time my only counsel is the Holy Spirit. That being said, He has never failed me, but I have often failed Him—by listening to men's counsel instead of His.

Pray it.

Thank You, Holy Spirit, that Your agenda is to make me more like Jesus.


Keywords: Witness; Gossip; Testimony


1. One-minute Devotionals began on January 2, 2006 and are the original creation of James R. Green, Prayertower Webservant Content is derived from his alternating and sequential survey of both the Old and New Testament to offer insight on Scripture.
2. Resources are derived from daily devotions of James R. Green called, Just Thinkin'... (2000-2003), Read the Bible Thru in 365 Days (2004), Pray Thru the Word in 365 Days (2005) and One Minute Devotional (2006-2018)
3. Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright (c)1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by Permission. All Rights Reserved.
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