‘The way we can be sure we know Him is if we are obeying His commands. Anyone who says, “I know Him,” but isn’t obeying His commands is a liar — the truth is not in him. But if someone keeps doing what He says, then truly love for God has been brought to its goal in him. This is how we are sure that we are united with Him. A person who claims to be continuing in union with Him ought to conduct his life the way He did.’
1 John 2 verses 3 to 6
‘Whoever has My commands and keeps them is the one who loves Me and the one who loves Me will be loved by My Father and I will love him and reveal Myself to him.’ John 14 verse 21
Hunger after the things of God. Hunger after His voice. Hunger after obedience and walking in His will. Hunger after God and see how earthly things do not satisfy you like He can. For when we have a hungry heart for God, we
receive true satisfaction in Him.
Cry out, ‘Abba Father’, draw near to Him and watch Him draw near to you.
I’ve often found that because I haven’t been in constant communication with God or days or I haven’t been inviting Him into every part of my life, I lose peace, joy.
God is our source for everything. True peace and joy is found in Him.
‘God wanted them to look for Him and perhaps search all around for Him and find Him, though He is not far from any of us: ‘We live in Him. We walk in Him. We are in Him.’ Some of your own poets have said: ‘For we are His children.’ Acts 17: 27 and 28
Do not try to satisfy your hunger with worldly things but instead run to Him and be satisfied and filled by His precious Word.
What our hearts and souls cry out for is more of Jesus. If only we would use that hunger to search for the deeper things of God and to spend more time with Him.
God wants to pour more of Himself into us, that our lives would be filled with more of Jesus.
‘Be full of joy in The Lord always. I will say again, be full of joy.’ Philippians 4:4
Meditate on how loving and great our God is and let us not drown out the cries of our heart to be filled with more of God.
Let your heart’s hunger lead you back to God.
‘A child has been born to us. God has given a Son to us. He will be responsible for leading the people. His Name will be Wonderful Counsellor, Powerful God, Father Who Lives Forever, Prince of Peace’. Isaiah 9:6
It can be very easy to get irritated,annoyed,angry. These negative emotions always seem to override positive ones, even if you had spent the minutes beforehand in a free, relaxed and happy state.
Hurtful words or regrettable actions usually proceed, once negativity begins to feel comfortable and take residence in our minds. At that point, it is not ready to leave. At times, it doesn’t show signs of backing down until you’ve maybe overstepped the mark. It is God that we need at all times. We need peace, God’s true peace. It’s been said that, ‘Peace is not the absence of something but the presence of Someone’. It is that ‘ Someone’ in whom our assurance of hope is found in. Jesus is the Prince of Peace. When our eyes are fixed on Him, and our minds on Heaven, it is very difficult for negativity to creep in. When Jesus is at the centre of your life, everything revolves around Him, His Will and for His Name to be glorified.
Although, the enemy will not back down, when we look to God, The Truth of Who He is and who we have become in Him will then become the overriding factor. As we invite God into the situation, His peace will flood our lives.
‘I leave you My peace, My peace I give unto you. I do not give it to you as the world does. Don’t let your hearts be troubled or afraid’. John 14:27