Great expectations for the year 2013 as a year of growth and new revelation! The mighty Lord God is calling His people to come closer, to become intertwined heart to heart in a love relationship that goes on forever and forever. Do you feel the pulling of your spirit? We know from His word that He desires to draw us into Himself, fill us with Himself, that we may know Him deeper. See in Ephesians:
Ephesians 1:22-23 (AMP) And He has put all things under His feet and has appointed Him the universal and supreme Head of the church [a headship exercised throughout the church],
23 Which is His body, the fullness of Him Who fills all in all [for in that body lives the full measure of Him Who makes everything complete, and Who fills everything everywhere with Himself].
See where it reveals that in the body of Christ He fills everything everywhere with Himself? So we can ask knowing it is His will ~ fill us Lord with Yourself, that we may be one as You and the Father are One.
We can find the same message in John 15 where Jesus calls Himself the vine and us the branches, and the 'sap' of Jesus flows through us keeping us alive and fruit bearing. He commands us to abide in Him:
John 15:4 Dwell in Me, and I will dwell in you.
[Live in Me, and I will live in you.]
It’s that actual uniting with Him that He desires. Does not our heart also want that? Can you feel the pulling, the yearning to have more of Him, to be truly united to God? If you plan time each day to meet with our Lord God then go into your secret place, that spirit place where you meet with your Creator, and there you enter the peace of His love. if you do not meet with your Lord every day to talk and learn, then I suggest you begin this practice. If you read the book Cast Up A Highway you will find a guide to constructing your own personal highway-to-God.
Knowing how God covets a deeper heart fusion with us, can we desire this deeper union with Him any less? How can we grow and live productive lives alone? We cannot. To be truly happy we have to be united to the vine Who is Jesus! John 15:4 (MSG) “Live in me. Make your home in me just as I do in you. In the same way that a branch can’t bear grapes by itself but only by being joined to the vine, you can’t bear fruit unless you are joined with me.
The whole oneness, unity, melding of hearts and souls with Jesus reveals the overwhelming love God has for us. In John 17 we find Jesus actually praying to His Father for us here today:
John 17:20 Neither for these alone do I pray [it is not for their sake only that I make this request], but also for all those who will ever come to believe in (trust in, cling to, rely on) Me through their word and teaching,
21 That they all may be one, [just] as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be one in Us, so that the world may believe and be convinced that You have sent Me. . . 23 I in them and You in Me, in order that they may become one and perfectly united, that the world may know and [definitely] recognize that You sent Me and that You have loved them [even] as You have loved Me.
Lord, You so clearly want us to be united with You: it’s like mixing a jello powder and water, it colors the water and adds a taste, and when chilled together becomes a solid. We can pray: change me Jesus so I become more like you every day, solidly united with You.