"For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God, and the LORD hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth." ~ Deuteronomy14:2

Monday, December 3, 2012

Pleasant Stone Devotional Meditation: December 3

“I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you … At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you” ~ John 14:18, 20

When Jesus Christ says a thing, it is true. He said that if we open to Him, He will come in (Revelation 3:20). In the “pleasant stone” verse above He declared His willingness to come and live His life in us just before He was killed.

And then He declared the same wonder-filled intention again after He had ascended to sit at the right hand of the Father among the glories He had known before He visited our little planet to show us His heart. In John’s glorious Revelation He showed Himself to His beloved disciple in such brilliance and light that John fell on his face as thought dead! But even back in this eternal glory, Christ’s heart had not changed.

He is reminding us through John that He is still the same Lord. Still humbly standing at the door of the human heart, knocking, and promising to come in if we will only open to Him.

He does come in when we open to Him. And when He does, He acts like Himself. His influence on our lives, as He lives day by day in our mortal bodies, causing us to resemble Him more each day, if we have given Him freedom to live His life as He would live it. As we obey His promptings, as we allow Him to “be Himself” in us, He proves again and again that He is not only more than adequate to every circumstance, but that He is wise and balanced and never eccentric and strange.

“All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing forward or perverse in them.”

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