Meeting the God of the universe, being saved from Hell by Jesus exchanging his life for yours, and having the Holy Spirit indwell you and recreate every part of your being, obviously has a pretty dramatic effect on every part of your life. Meeting Jesus and having His Spirit guide your life changes how you see everything. It changes your vocabulary. It changes your understanding of relationships. It alters your view of time as you go from only looking at your life, or the next generation, to having an eternal vision of things. Meeting Jesus and being in constant communication with Him makes troubles look smaller, power look weaker, fear look foolish, and greed look ridiculous. It’s like getting a peek beneath the iceburg, or into the clockwork of the universe.
Love and Truth
And the more you get to know Jesus, the more you allow his heart to envelop yours, the more you will understand the importance of love and of truth. Those two words, “Love” and “Truth” seem to be keystones in the life of a believer. We talk about them a lot.
God is love. Jesus loves you. “For God so loved the world that He sent His one and only Son…” (John 3:16) All over scripture it tells us to “Love one another.”
And Truth. We have the Gospel Truth. “Thou shalt not lie” is one of the Ten Commandments. Jesus says “I am the truth.” (Jn 14:6)
The Apostle John seemed to be all about these two words: Love and Truth. He lived his entire life devoted to Jesus and when he spoke of Him it revolved around the bold proclamation that Jesus was the souce… the ultimate source… of Love and Truth. Read the rest of this entry »