Wednesday, November 16, 2011

1 John 4:13-16

By this we know that we abide in Him and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit. We have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son to be the Savior of the world.

Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.

I thank the Lord that He has given us His Spirit so that he can abide in us. Can you imagine trying to follow the law without the indwelling of the Holy Spirit changing our hearts from within and gently guiding us through our days? There is a daily communion between our hearts and God as he communicates his love and grace to us.

Whoever truly confesses that Jesus is the son of God, not just a good man or wise teacher, will prove by his life that he abides in God through his love. Just as we have experienced the love of God in our lives, others should experience his love through every encounter with us. I want to dwell in love. I want every words from my mouth, every movement of my body, and every thought in my mind to be so permeated with the supernatural love of God that others would be drawn to life with Him through my witness.

Every thought is a seed. If you plant crab apples, don't count on harvesting Golden Delicious.
- Bill Meyer

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