Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, He will keep My word; and My Father will love Him, and We will come to him and make our home with him. He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father’s who sent Me. “These things I have spoken to you while being present with you. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. John 14:23-26 BLB
There’s no place like home! How amazing that God promises to make a home in us through the Holy Spirit! It’s the kind of home where there is peace, safety and love; where we know we belong and where we have privileges and familiarity that others don’t have. It’s a place where we are taught how to live, and where we are reminded of the example of Jesus’ life. It’s a place where we are never alone.
The more time we spend with God and learn about Him, the more we love Him. When we love Him, we obey Him. When we love and obey Him, the Holy Spirit will live in us. When the Holy Spirit lives in us He teaches us how to be more like Jesus. When we become more like Jesus, we spend more time with Him…and the life-giving cycle continues! God is just so great – He asks us to do something difficult then gives us the Holy Spirit to teach us and help us do it!
Thank You for making Your home with me. Thank You, Holy Spirit, for teaching me, comforting me, and filling me with even more love for You. Continue to reveal Yourself to me so I can know You better and love You more.
Cheryl Romanik, Office Manager + Celebrate Recovery Leader North Braddock Campus