AS THE FATHER HAS LOVED ME, SO HAVE I LOVED YOU. NOW REMAIN IN MY LOVE. IF YOU OBEY MY COMMANDS, YOU WILL REMAIN IN MY LOVE, JUST AS I HAVE OBEYED MY FATHER’S COMMANDS AND REMAIN IN HIS LOVE. I HAVE TOLD YOU THIS SO THAT MY JOY MAY BE IN YOU AND THAT YOUR JOY MAY BE COMPLETE
Have you ever wondered about your purpose in life? I have. I think about it a lot. It is a very important part of my life—to have a purpose. You know, the Perfect Father made you this way—to want a purpose.
I have noticed that my life falls apart as soon as I do not feel loved by God. It is then when I become very sad. It is then when I think this life is not worth living. It is then when I feel purposeless.
AS THE FATHER HAS LOVED ME, SO HAVE I LOVED YOU. NOW REMAIN IN MY LOVE…JUST AS I…REMAIN IN HIS LOVE.
Beautiful One, your first purpose is to remain in My Love, just as I remain in My Father’s Love. If you listen to My Voice, daily, you will remain in My Love, just as I have listened to My Father’s Voice, daily. My Love is indispensable for the maintaining and protection of your life. Without it, life is full of hopelessness and hatred. Without it, being a Christian will not make sense to you. Without it, you will have no purpose and no joy. My Love is your lifeline!
I HAVE TOLD YOU THIS SO THAT MY JOY MAY BE IN YOU AND THAT YOUR JOY MAY BE COMPLETE.
Do you have an intense desire to experience God’s Love? Do you wish your life had a purpose? Then, start listening to the Voice of His Spirit in your heart. Do what He has asked of you, already. Obey the promptings of His Spirit that have been sitting in your heart for a while.
When He tells you that He loves you, it will not matter that your earthly daddy did not love you, or that you mother did not want you, or that your friends did not want to play with you when you were little. You will be filled with Joy.
PRAYER: Lord Jesus, draw me into Your Purpose—into a relationship with You. Let me live in Your Love, the way You lived in the Perfect Father’s Love. Help me to realize that it is my responsibility to come to You to be loved, instead of looking for Your Love in all the wrong places. Then, through my relationship with You, Your Joy will be in me and my Joy will become complete.
Maintain an Awareness
Often times, we use the same defense mechanisms we saw our parents or other authority figures use, during our childhood lives. If they hid behind a smile to pretend that everything was OK, we learned to do the same.