Make Your Home In Me
Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalm 72:15-20 | 2 Samuel 7:1-8:18 | John 14:15-31 | Proverbs 15:33
Today’s Scripture Focus: John 14:15-31
Jesus answered him, “Those who love me will keep my word, and my Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. (John 14:23 NRSV)
Lord, make my heart your home. Is that the cry of your heart? Do you long for the intimacy with God that Jesus describes in our text?
Jesus tells us that intimacy with God comes through expressing our Love for God through obedience to his word and will. “Those who love me will keep my word and my Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.” As we express our love for God through obedience, he pours out his love into our hearts. God comes and makes his home with us.
That might seem a little frightening—or more than a little—but we learn elsewhere that abiding in his presence brings fullness of joy. Intimacy with God means being deeply loved by God and experiencing the joy of his presence.
Abide in his presence through prayer, abide in his word through obedience and you will find intimacy with God and the joy of his presence.
Maybe you are feeling dry; maybe you feel distant. Press into his presence and abide in his word. Obey his commands. This is the pathway to intimacy and joy.
Jesus, draw me close. As I spend time with you—abide in you—fill me with the joy of your presence. Refresh and restore me as I abide in your love. Give me the strength to obey and walk in a way that pleases you. Amen.