The book of John has always been called the one book in the Bible that emphasizes Christ’s love. I’ve been told to start reading the Bible with this book as it best describes Christ and God and The Holy Spirit. I’ve told this to many people over my life span too. As I’m reading this book of present I find myself reaping a new awakening about Christ’s love for us (me) and also His new command He gives us when He tells the disciples in John 13:34, “I give you a new commandment: that you should love one another. Just as I have loved you so you too should love one another.”
All my life I’ve been a doer. It is easy for me to show love for someone by doing for them. God, on the other hand, has been holding fast to the discipline of learning to “be”–be who I created you to be. Don’t try to hide who I made you to be by doing things, take all the time necessary to learn to love who I made you to be so you can love others by “being” the very person I created you to be.
As I’m reading John I am checked. First God is showing me that a new creation He has made in me is to “believe”. Now He is showing me that I’m to “be”. I am to believe who He created me to be. I am not to believe He created me to do. When I asked this morning what God wanted me to know for today I got this simple message. It was to be still and not try to know the outcome for the day. Just be still and be what I am as I go through the day with my family. I can hardly wrap my mind around this thought but I am going to do my best in today’s journey to simply “be”.