4-22-23

We are not designed to do life alone. God wants to do life with us–or rather, us do life with Him.

We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ. 1 John 1:3-4

We wrap up our discussion about Absolute Truth today. Here are some absolute truths that we need to know:

  1. God is real and personal. He wants to know us.
  2. Jesus is God with skin on. He gets us.
  3. There is an enemy. He wants to take us down.
  4. We were never designed to do life alone. We need Him.

We have been raised to be independent. We raise our children to be independent. It is a major step into adulthood. The problem is that God never intended us to be independent of Him. In fact, we need to learn to be completely dependent upon Him. The idea is to do life together with him. The big Reveal was not so much the resurrection as it was the Coming of the Holy Spirit. At Pentecost, we began to walk with God again! We never have to be separated from Him again. Now, we learn to hear Him, to consult Him, and to obey Him.

Jesus prayed for us that we would be one with Him and with each other,

20 “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— 23 I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. John 17:20-23

This unity comes when we trust His voice, as we converse with Him continuously, and as we obey Him regardless of how things look or how we feel.

SIRI can be wrong, but I had a crisis of belief the other night as I was following her instructions to my cousin’s house in Owasso. SIRI took me on some back roads that left me wondering if she knew where I was going. Low and behold, I turned out in the right place, but there was a time when I nearly turned her off and went the way I thought was the way. I’m sure glad I didn’t because my cousin had texted me his address and he had moved! I would have driven to the wrong side of Tulsa.

The Holy Spirit lives in us. We can trust Him always to give us great advice and perfect directions. He gives us insight and knowledge as well as sound judgment and discernment. He has a sense of humor, too! I pray that you will spend more time getting to know Him.

Abba, thank You for walking with me through life. I enjoy Your presence and would be lost without You–literally. I look forward to each new day with You. Amen.

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