Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.”
If you really love Jesus, obey His teachings and His commands. Saying you love Him is easy, anyone can say they love Jesus, proving you do is another matter. When you understand and appreciate what Jesus did for you at the cross it changes you, you’re no longer the same. Having a real relationship with your Lord and Savior becomes a lifestyle not just a Sunday event. True love and gratitude responds in obedience, dedication and with passion. Open your heart to God and invite Him into every part of your life and into everything you do.
For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands.
A soul on fire for Jesus is a heart that has moved from knowing who God is to having a personal relationship with God. It’s a soul that has been so changed by the love of God and the gift of salvation that it lacks no zeal. It’s a soul that’s passionate about sharing the Word of God and the love of God with hurting people. Be sure to cultivate the flame with daily prayer, by studying the Word of God and by using and improving the gifts God has given you to help bring salvation and hope to the lost.
But the time is coming—indeed it’s here now—when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth. The Father is looking for those who will worship him that way.
God is looking for people who will worship Him with all of their heart and soul. He doesn’t want people who are just going through the motions or performing ceremonies. That’s not all He wants, your worship must also be in truth. In order to worship the truth, we must know the truth which is found in God’s Word. Truth comes from the certainty in knowing who God is and by having a personal relationship with Him. The more you know who God is the more genuine your worship becomes. As #knowingyou begin to worship God in spirit and in truth you will be transformed by His grace because worship changes everything!