“This is how we know we are in him: Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did.” 1 John 2:5-6.
Verses chosen from today’s Bible reading; 1 John 1-5.
To know that God is in me, I would have to know how Jesus lived.
After I had studied the life of Jesus, I would have to start mimicking what I learned of Him.
Jesus is complex. He was unpredictable. He approached similar situations differently.
How am I going to pull that off? I cannot lapse into how-it-was-done-before thinking. Every moment is a divine moment and I MUST aligned with the Divine.
Jesus shared His thoughts with others. He turned ordinary conversations into enlightening moments. Think of the woman at the well in Samaria.
I was at a place this afternoon where a cashier asked me a question about a TV series on religions. She asked if I had seen it. She concluded from the religious series that all religions are similar. Not a peep from me! What would Jesus have done? I dare say that it would have been different than what I did in that circumstance.
I must be closely connected to Him so that my responses in such situations will be His responses. My connection to Him is obviously not what it should be.
“Lord, I am loose from You and I don’t like it. That missed opportunity this afternoon showed me how UNLIKE You I am. Fill me with You. Wash out the places in my life that are closed to You. They must no longer exist. I love You, Lord. Enable me to live as You did. Guide me, O thou great Jehovah.”
My behavior reveals what I am full of.