As I sit thinking about all God is doing, and how He changes lives, I thought about what He has saved us from, and what He has saved us to. He saved us from sin, addiction, darkness, and living for ourselves. He saved us to Himself. Because our sin is washed away we are able to have intimacy with Jesus. We are able to talk to Him, hear His voice, encounter His Spirit, experience His presence, and KNOW HIS LOVE! So amazing! This is the most important thing! We do not have a works based relationship with Jesus, but we can not hold Him back from the world when we truly know Him, and know our identity in Him.
This scripture comes to my heart as I type…
“Now as they were traveling along, He entered a village; and a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her home. She had a sister called Mary, who was seated at the Lord’s feet, listening to His word. But Martha was distracted with all her preparations; and she came up to Him and said, ‘Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to do all the serving alone? Then tell her to help me.’ But the Lord answered and said to her, ‘Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things; but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her.'” Luke 10:38-42
So amazing! Jesus said the good part was to sit at His feet and listen to His word!
“Jesus showed me that loving Him and creating space for His presence really can change and transform the hardest of situations. He showed me that changing the world is wrapped up in intimacy with Jesus. We are not called to do one with without the other. Healing the sick or seeing someone saved is not as daunting of a task as some may think. Our first command is to love Him. To know Him. Abide in Him. Then as we walk in His love, we joyfully get to love others with Jesus. Not in a pressured way, but in glad, walk-with-Jesus way. God longs to see His children run to Him in love, and run to the lost along side Him.” A brother in Christ
If we do not know Jesus intimately like a friend, we are being ripped off, because He was ripped up for us to have this. Our inheritance, the very reason He payed for our sins, is so we can know Him.
Hope this encourages you all to go sit at the feet of JESUS 🙂
In the presence of God,