There is a depth to our relationship with the living God that includes an awareness of the Father, an awareness of the Son, and an awareness of the Spirit. In order for our ongoing life with God to be healthy, we must be attentive to who we are talking to.
Last week our focus was on our awareness of the Father and His provision for our own basic needs, the needs of others and even the needs of our nation both physical as well as spiritual.
This week our awareness is on the Son. In our relationship with the Son, what would we have a conversation with Him about?
1 John 2:1
2 My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an [a]Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous;
An advocate is a person who publicly supports or recommends a particular cause.
Jesus is the one who died for you. He is the one who provides you with forgiveness. He is the one who is your advocate. He is the one who we would talk with.
If there is any area of your life where you are struggling with sin then this week would be a great opportunity to talk to the Son who is our advocate.
I would also encourage you to speak to the Son about the sins of our nation. You may ask, “Can I do that?”
In the book of Nehemiah, Nehemiah inquires to some Jews who had escaped captivity about Jerusalem. He was told that the walls were in ruins and the gates had been burned down. When Nehemiah had heard this, he wept and mourned for days and he fasted and prayed. Look what he prays.
6 let Your ear now be attentive and Your eyes open to hear the prayer of Your servant which I am praying before You now, day and night, on behalf of the sons of Israel Your servants, confessing the sins of the sons of Israel which we have sinned against You; I and my father’s house have sinned.
As you pray this week, thank Jesus for being an Advocate both for you, for others, and for our nation.
Passages taken from New American Standard Bible 1995