Today's verses are John 3:28,29: "You yourselves bear me witness, that I said, 'I am not the Christ, but I have been sent before him.'  The one who has the bride is the bridegroom.  The friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly at the bridegroom's voice.  Therefore this joy of mine is now complete." My child, nothing, absolutely nothing in my world escapes my plan.  John was not the Messiah.  He was correct to assert this fact.  But when John asserted that he was "sent before" the Messiah, he is alluding to the prophecy that my prophet Malachi made 400 plus years earlier about the forerunner coming before the Messiah (Malachi 3:1).  When Malachi spoke these words, he was looking forward to John, something that was a part of my plan from eternity.

John was not the bridegroom.  He said so, on multiple occasions.  He was the friend of the bridegroom.  In my day, when a wedding was to occur, the friend of the bridegroom had one major responsibility: it was his joy to do whatever the bridegroom needed in order to make his wedding day wonderful.  He rejoices to hear the bridegroom's voice ask him to do something that will make this day complete.  He lives to make the joy of the bridegroom complete.

Live today knowing that I have your life in my hands.  Nothing that happens to you today is beyond my sovereign, perfect control.  I am yours.  You are mine.

Also, live today as the friend of the bridegroom.  Listen carefully to my voice.  Clear your mind of all the other noises and voices around you.  Once you hear my voice and are assured it is me speaking to you, make it your highest desire to obey my will for your life.  Ask yourself this question, throughout they day, "What can I do that will bring joy to Jesus' heart?"  When you know this is my will, then do it.  If you are convinced it will bring joy to my heart, rest assured it will!

Believe in faith that I am in control of your life.  I am sovereignly in control over this universe and all that is within it, yes, your life too!  Live completely to obey my will in every area of your life today, making my joy complete.  Live today to please my heart and my heart alone.  If you do these simple things, you can rest assured that...

You can trust me today.