1 John 2:3, "...and we know, we know HIM..." What is the "proof" that we know JESUS? Is it that we truly want to do what HE says; and to love our neighbor as ourselves? We do not know GOD with "fear and trembling" like the evil one (he has good reason to fear and tremble); nor do we know HIM in theory, as formal professors and hypocrites. We know HIM as the GOD of Grace and as our GOD pardoning iniquity, trasgression and sin, through unconditional love, joined with Faith and Trust, which gives us cheerful obedience. In this Cheerful Obedience we want nothing else but to please HIM and this is how we know HIM. When we love HIM unconditionally, we are healed physically, mentally and Spiritually. Perhaps we know HIM by KEEPING HIS COMMANDMENTS which become far greater than THE COMMANDMENTS in our lives. Maybe today with all of the festivities and food, we could use a little NEW YEAR'S FOOD FOR THOUGHT.
My Prayer for you. May every moment of each day bring Prayer, Hope, Faith, Love and Peace. And may HIS presence always bring you Peace. As you love, know that you are loved. And remember John 14:27, "Peace I leave withyou; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives." Abundant Blessings filled with HIS Wisdom and Power.
Psalm 139: 23-24
GOD IS GOD!
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