Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love. If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love; just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full. – John 15:9-11
Driving directions are very valuable to me. Being directionally challenged, I have a GPS which tells me when and where to turn to get to my destination. This takes a lot of pressure off of me and makes the journey more enjoyable.
Our Christian life is like that. If we are unsure of what to do and when, we move cautiously and in our own understanding, which can take joy out of life. Jesus gives us clear directions. We are to abide in his love. A better understanding of abiding is given in The Message where it is written to “make ourselves at home.” Let us lounge in the love of God. This will help us follow Jesus with openness and joy.
Prayer: Thank you, Jesus, for the clear direction you gave me. I pray that I will make myself at home with you and sit at your feet to learn and obey. I do this because I love you. Amen