Well, I am so excited and honored to introduce my best friend forever. You see, I can say forever since He has never left me or forsaken me no matter what I’ve done or didn’t do! He is God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. In other words, He is three in One!
In other words, God wants to work with us like clay. So… in order to mold the clay into something beautiful, it has to be soft and pliable to work with. That’s how God see us! When our heart is soft and pliable to work with Him, He can take all of those bad choices and mold and make us into a beautiful masterpiece for Him! After all, He is the Potter and we are the clay! When clay is hardened it is not easily molded. When our hearts are hardened, God waits to soften it!
There is a children’s song called, “He’s still working on me!” The Lyrics are, “There really ought to be a sign upon my heart. “Don’t judge me yet, there’s an unfinished part” I’ll be perfect just according to His plan Fashioned by the Master’s loving hand.
We need to let go of our differences and stop fighting against our brothers and sisters in the Lord. Instead of fighting and tearing each other down we need to agree with God’s word and build a united front that will come against the enemy of our soul!
So…let’s take a look at verse one. The Hebrew word for behold means See! In other words, God is saying to His children… You are set apart for Me. When you lay your differences at my feet and become united with each other, you will see my blessings that I intended you to have in this life and eternity.
When Jesus was confronted with jealousies of Him and His disciples baptizing more people than John the Baptist, He avoided getting into a petty argument by leaving the scene of the Pharisees. He had an assignment that would lead Him to converse with a Samaritan woman at the well and He wasn’t going to let the Pharisees lead him onto another path of confrontation!
Wow! Imagine that! In other words, when we sit in the presence of the Lord and receive our healing which is His written and spoken word that frees us mentally, brings joy to our hearts and calms our spirits we become a radiant reflection of God.
However, I didn’t really know Him! I saw Him as a demanding drill sergeant up there with a clipboard keeping a record of all my sins. To tell you the truth, all I knew was religion. I did not have an intimate personal relationship with the Lord all of those years until I went into a deep valley of divorce in my first marriage.
I’d like to talk to you about John who was a disciple that was called “The disciple whom Jesus loved!” Did you ever wonder why he was the only disciple that not only knew Jesus loved him but he called himself the disciple whom Jesus loved? Let’’s dive into the life of John and look for the treasures that he received as he shows us the heart of Jesus!
First and foremost, I am learning that it’s not about how much I love God but how much He loves me. No matter how much I love Him, it doesn’t compare to how much He loves me.