Saturday, March 26, 2011

Day 16

Be Still:  Dear Father, thank you that because Jesus lives, we also can live.  Please help our lives reflect this wonderful truth.  In Jesus’ name, through the power of the Holy Spirit, Amen

Be Strengthened:  John 14:11-21
11“Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the miracles themselves. 12I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. 13And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father. 14You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.

15"If you love me, you will obey what I command. 16And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever— 17the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. 18I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. 19Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live.

20On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. 21Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love him and show myself to him."

Be Stretched:  Jesus said that we show our love by obeying His commands.  This can be challenging!  But, we are not alone in this.  We have the Holy Spirit living in us.  Does your life reflect that power and presence?  Pray that, through His power, the Holy Spirit will move in you to renew your connection to Him.  Then, in His strength, show your love by obeying Jesus’ commands.

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