Before Jesus died, He told His followers that He would leave them. BUT He promised that they would receive the Holy Spirit who would be with them forever (John 14:16). After His death and resurrection, He told His followers that they would receive power through the Holy Spirit (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:8). Jesus did not leave His followers as orphans but sent the Holy Spirit to indwell them (John 14:18). The Holy Spirit did come (Acts 2:1-4, 18, 32-33). Also see Ephesians 3:14-19. See the blog post Acts 1:8
Now he who keeps His commandments abides in Him, and He in him. And by this we know that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us. – 1 John 3:24
If Jesus Christ is your Lord and Savior, you are living daily in His presence. You are never alone because He is always with you. Do you live like this is true?
When we live aware it leads to a life of Adventure with Jesus
“The Presence of God is the central fact of Christianity. At the heart of the Christian message is God Himself waiting for His redeemed children to push into conscious awareness of His Presence.” – A. W. Tozer
As I said in the blog post, Constant Prayer, one of the marvelous things about a relationship with Jesus is that He is constantly present.
Our problem is forgetting He is there!
Why do we forget?
We forget because we cannot SEE!
Now Thomas, called the Twin, one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. The other disciples, therefore, said to him, “We have seen the Lord.” So he said to them, “Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe.” And after eight days His disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them. Jesus came, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, “Peace to you!” Then He said to Thomas, “Reach your finger here, and look at My hands; and reach your hand here, and put it into My side. Do not be unbelieving, but believing.” And Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said to him, “Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name. – John 20:24-31 NKJV
There is so much for us to drink in from the above passage of scripture. Please take the time to explore it beyond a quick read. Don’t do it alone. Ask Jesus to reveal Himself through the Word and make you aware of His presence there with you. The Living Word and the written Word are meant to go together.
I don’t want to settle for being awake. I want to live awake and aware!
How about you?
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