Wednesday, October 23, 2019

From the Kitchen Table

Victorious Living Day 22

If It’s Real, It’s Real

​ “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.” Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you had known me, you would have known my Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen him.”  Philip said to him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us.” Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own authority, but the Father who dwells in me does his works. Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me, or else believe on account of the works themselves.  “Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father. Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.  “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.  John 14:1-17

There are a lot of things we can believe today, let’s believe in Jesus.  Knowing Him is just on the other side of believing in Him and if we believe in Him, we will always know His presence with us and His passion for us.  Real relationships are about knowing each other and if we know Jesus, we will know God and His Holy Spirit too.  They’re all one and they are all right.  But we must believe His word and let it form the way we think, feel, and live.  Real relationships reflect the love, life, liberty, look and longing of that relationship.  Where there is agreement there is authority.  There are a lot of things we can believe today, believe in Jesus and His way of looking at and living life.  As we believe in Him, we will realize that we are being with Him or He with us.  His presence makes all the difference.  It’s a great way to live a life that works.

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