“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.