So it occurred to me, as one who has put his trust in Jesus, that Jesus lives in my heart but wants to get out! I like to put my face on everything I do and maybe let Jesus linger in the background somewhere like some kind of family heirloom or personal treasure. I know that He promised that He'd never leave me...never abandon me. I know that He promised to take up residence inside my personality. So.....why not let Him out...let Him through...let Him show up in the thoughts, words, actions, emotions and especially in the interactions with others.
I need to start bringing out Jesus and releasing the Jesus within to a world that needs to see Him, hear Him, feel Him and especially know Him.
After all, it was the Jesus in someone else (actually more than one someone else) that reached me to begin with!
It's time to release Jesus...let Him out and show Him to the world, one conversation, one act of service, one reflective thought at a time.
1 John 4:
11 Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we surely ought to love each other. 12 No one has ever seen God. But if we love each other, God lives in us, and his love is brought to full expression in us.
13 And God has given us his Spirit as proof that we live in him and he in us. 14 Furthermore, we have seen with our own eyes and now testify that the Father sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. 15 All who confess that Jesus is the Son of God have God living in them, and they live in God. 16 We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love.
God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them.
blessings and love in the personality and name and presence of Jesus!