“This is how we know that we live in Him and He in us:
He has given us of His Spirit. And we have seen and testify
that the Father has sent His Son to be the Savior of the world.
If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God,
God lives in them and they in God.
And so we know and rely on the love God has for us.
God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.“
Everyone is busy.
Busy doing this. Busy doing that.
Oftentimes, we’re busy doing some really good things too. But there comes a time, in every believer’s life, when we must cease all activity — if only for a moment, or perhaps for a season — so we can savor the Divine.
So we can abide in Him.
To still our bodies.
To quiet our souls.
To dwell in His presence.
Because whoever lives in love, lives in God.
When we’re abiding in God, first and foremost, then all of our “doing” becomes the overflow of a heart full of love . . . His love for us, pouring into every area of our lives, spilling over to every person we meet.
Love is the outpouring of a life that abides in God. And love is a verb — yes, it’s true — love is action and motion, leading us toward others, to love them with the hands and feet of Christ.
Love means doing. So all of our “doing” isn’t a bad thing at all.
Let’s abide, first, in Him. This moment.
Then let’s love, with action, those around us. This day.
Beth Williams says
Love the picture. It reminds me of a quiet country road! We must be still, quiet for a short time then and only then can we hear God speaking!!
If we still ourselves from all this doing–even quieting the mind then we can abide in Him & our doing will be for Him and His love will pour out!
Funsho Olamigoke says
Truly so. It can be difficult in this day and age to be still but it ought to be every lover of God’s crave to make happen. And truly hearing from God the first time is all that matters because it prompts the seeker to want more having seen and experienced the reality of God’s love.
Sandra Crittenden says
PRAISE THE NAME OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR AND THE FATHER FOR THEIR LOVE FOR US SO WE MAY LOVE LIKE THEM. PRAISE THEIR HOLY NAME!!!
Janet from FL says
Just the Scripture and encouragement I needed today! Thank you!
You have nothing,if God is not living within you,and you are not living for Him.God is the perfect answer to every thing that goes on in your life.HE IS IN CONTROL.I LOVE HIM WITH ALL MY HEART,SOUL,MIND and BODY.
Dancer Mommy says
This is the time I’m in right now with my tiny baby and my sweet love. Doing all in the name of the Lord, Dancer Mommy.