Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him. John 14:23 NKJV
Dwelling with the Lord Jesus isn’t a small thing.
Yet, the scriptures tell us it is possible and that those who are called by His name should be living daily with Him.
He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.”
John 14:21 NKJV
Jesus, told His disciples that their actions would prove what was in their hearts and promised to manifest Himself unto those who love Him.
He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father’s who sent Me.
John 14:24 NKJV
Our love is shown by the choices we make, the priorities we set; whether we live for Jesus or not.
1 John 4:15-16 KJV — Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God. And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.
This dwelling with the Lord begins at our surrender to Jesus and acceptance of His forgiveness for our sins.
But it doesn’t end there, rather it continues into each day.
For those who have believed, they exchange their allegiance to sin and Satan for the Lord Jesus.
As His servant, we should be continually going to the Lord for His will, obedience being the natural response for the heart devoted to their Savior.
If a person was to give their life to save yours, you would want to show your gratitude and no gift would seem to large.
Jesus Christ died to save us from sin and judgement, then He rose again, ascending into Heaven to prepare a place for those who would believe and accept His gift.
Along with these enormous blessings, He sent the Holy Spirit to reside in us, that we might daily become more like Him as we continually relinquish our lives before the One who paid the highest price for them.
It is no small thing to abide with Christ, but it is the promise to those who love Him and keep His commandments.
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for Your Word. Thank You for these promises and truth. Lord, please continue to hone my heart that love might grow daily. Lord Jesus, thank You for abiding in me through Your Holy Spirit. Thank You for teaching me to relinquish myself and walk in submission to Your Word. Lord, rebellion is choosing pain, suffering, and death and I don’t want any of that, ever. Lord, I want to live with You in beautiful fellowship and joy at Your commands. I want to be filled with gratitude no matter the circumstances. Lord, I want to trust You without a hint of doubt. Lord, thank You for teaching me so many things and for blessing me so greatly. May my life be a reflection of You. Amen.