Lunch Bite

““If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you. “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.” (John 14:15–18, ESV)

There is no question about God’s love for us when we examine the sacrifice made by Jesus.  When we examine the patience of God in dealing with wayward children, and when we see that God wants to be near to us and our lives matter to Him. 

The question that remains is how much love we have for Jesus.  There is a condition to the ongoing presence of God in our life and the Helper we so desperately need.  Jesus states if we love Him and obey Him then will He abide with us and never leave us. 

Love takes practice, commitment, and desire.  Many have experienced what it is like when we are not loved.  We must work at it every day because sin is so close at hand.  Everyday practice ways to feel the love God and to return God’s love to Him.  Love is a commitment.  We must be committed to the relationship and that is the foundation of God’s love for sinful humanity and must be our foundation to love Jesus.  Commitment.  Desire is the motivation to  love.  We love what we desire, and we must work at putting off the old desires and replacing them with new desires.

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