Our intimacy and fellowship with the Godhead; Father God, Jesus Christ, The Holy Spirit, is not separated from our relational interactions with one another.
Practicing the Presence of God is intimately and directly interconnected with how we treat one another and whether we are clothing our inner person in the love our Father has infused into our hearts in The Christ Spirit in our interactions.
1 Corinthians 13 is the measure of our love; whether it be true, whether it be genuine, whether it be sincere, whether it be authentic.
People are able to fool others in the outward appearance of being loving, but no person is able to fool our God, who sees the intent in our hearts and He knows our true motivations in all our ways of being.
“And this is His commandment: that we should believe on the name of His son Jesus Christ and love one another, as He gave us commandment.” 1 John 3:23
The commandments of God are not burdensome for those who have intimate fellowship and union in Him, for it is His love that is the greatest of fruits born from this intimacy.
“And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” 1 Corinthians.” 13:13
When we are abiding in the source of all life, The Christ Spirit, it is His very life who flourishes in ours and it is His perfect work in us that causes our lives to bear the fruits of the Spirit.
When we have placed The Christ as preeminent in our lives we have come to a place where His fruits the scriptures speak about, become a reality in our inner character and where His love is who overflows from our beings.
“For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy; giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light.” Colossians 1:16
We have such a rich inheritance as sons and daughters of all our Father desires to birth His fullness in and through our lives, that when we take hold of that which has been imparted in us by The Christ Spirit, we give all of who we are so He can be ALL in and through us, in our consecration in living a life of obedience to His ways, in order for His character to be formed in our inner person.
The life we live is His Fullness that has been deeply infused within the core of who we are becoming and it is His life who abides in us when we are abiding in Him.
In this way we are seeking His kingdom ways of being and living in all of whom we are becoming in the Ability granted to us by The Christ Spirit.
Our lives are an embodiment of The Christ Spirit’s empowerment who is alive in us, where we are able to accomplish all that He has called and chosen us to do, as it is by His Power in us performing His transformative work in our hearts, where our Father God’s intentions and purposes of manifesting His kingdom on this earth will come to pass.
The greatest manifestation of our Father’s work is His regenerative and restorative love that is at work in us and it is His pure love that makes a difference in the lives we touch as His will is that we become His love.
May our lives be exemplary of The Christ in whom we profess to be followers of, that our love for one another is shown in the pure motivations and sincere desires in our hearts when we seek to; pray, lift up, edify, build up, encourage, support and genuinely live the Gospel in the everyday ordinariness in our relationships.
May we seek to each day, clothe ourselves in this love our Father God has filled us with, that in all our encounters with others, they will Know our Father lives and in knowing our Father, they will know His love by our love for one another and by the fruits of His love that are born out in our relational interconnectedness.
In this way we walk worthily of our high calling to Be loving in our relationships and in this way our lives Glorify our Father God, in whose intimacy we are known in, and in whose love we were birthed into this new way of being, by the Resurrection Power Spirit of Christ.
Lorraine Taylor – Lay Minister to the Body of Christ
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