How does one get so close to Jesus that they feel open to share their deepest parts with Him? To be so consumed with love for Him that their desire to learn from Him permeates their life?
How does one overcome condemnation and simply let Jesus love them? It is in knowing, truly knowing Him. Not talking about, not knowing about…but walking with Him.
We may not be able to see our Lord because He ascended back into Heaven with His Father, but we see His work and His hand all over.
We walk with Him in a different way, by faith not by sight. (2 Corinthians 5:7)
And He gave us the Holy Spirit to be our Helper as we walk out our faith, our life with Him here on Earth.
John 14:16 Amplified Bible
16 And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, and Standby), that He may remain with you forever—
John 14:26 Amplified Bible
26 But the Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, Standby), the Holy Spirit, Whom the Father will send in My name [in My place, to represent Me and act on My behalf], He will teach you all things. And He will cause you to recall (will remind you of, bring to your remembrance) everything I have told you.
My heart is utterly consumed with my Jesus. In desiring to know Him better, I seek the one on one daily relationship with Him in numerous ways. By prayer is #1. I talk to my best friend about everything. No part is kept from Him, and if it is, it isn’t for long because one thing I pray is that He would show me if there’s ever anything I do not see in myself that needs to be talked about, worked out, handed over….
Prayer is not what some make it out to be, but is simply coming before Him boldly, honestly, raw and real. With a humble and grateful attitude I do, but in the weak moments, He still opens His arms to me. The conversation is real. It is never dull. It is not a dread. I delight in conversation with my best friend because He is the only one who really and truly knows me inside and out.
When I read about John laying up against Christ in the upper room, my heart beats a little faster and I want that. Then He replies, “You have that, Meghan. And so does any other person who wants to be close to me.”
There’s so much more I want to write about this matter, but instead today I want to redirect you to another website that is about a page long which is beautifully written and explains the answer we are looking for when we ask, “How did John become so close to Jesus?”
I urge you to take time and read this. It is exactly what I prayed for as I was searching. I already knew it, but it was lovely to have the Spirit agree and give me more confirmation that I truly know Him and will keep knowing Him more and more as I seek Him deeper.
You too can rest in the secret place with Him. Click below.