• Spirit-Led Recognition - Daughters of Promise - November 9
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    By: Christine Wyrtzen

    And I did not recognize Him, but in order that He might be manifested to Israel, I came baptizing in water. John 1:31

    Even though the mothers of Jesus and John the Baptist were cousins, there is no record anywhere that John and Jesus knew each other as children. Even if they had, John did not know Jesus was the Messiah until God the Father revealed it to him. He was spiritually blind until God opened his eyes.

    I cannot see Jesus either until God opens my eyes. I can not even recognize Jesus' activity around me unless my heart is touched by God in a way that allows me to discern His presence. I am like a blind sheep. I am lost and cannot find my way home without being led by the hand. I did not even decide, on my own, to become God's child. He had to grace me first with the faith to believe. I responded to His invitation. My faith only exists today because His grace births it moment by moment.

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