LET HIS SPIRIT GUIDE US [JOHN 14:21-26]
IF we are to be “at home” with the Lord, we also have to follow His rules. To be in an intimate relationship with Him is to become one with Him, and that means being like Him. “Be holy for I am holy” (Leviticus 11:45). In this life, we may never reach the point of complete surrender, but that is what we are called to strive for every day.
We should not fool ourselves into thinking that it is always easy to obey the Lord, but we should also remember His promise to those who do. The entire Gospel of John hinges on the promise: that by coming among us and dying for us, Jesus freely gives us the right to become children of God (John 1:12). He and the Father want to make their dwelling with us, to live with us now and for all eternity! It is because of this staggering love that we should want to please Him in every way possible.
Dear Sisters and Brothers, have you looked in your “room” lately? Try to find a quiet moment when you can be alone with the Lord. Allow Him to take an inventory of your life. Read His word and let it transform you. If necessary, go to confession and receive His mercy and grace. Then, take the next step. If there is something He is asking you to do, just do it! Or if there is something that does not belong in your life, say good-bye to it.
We (you and I) must always remember that the more we know Jesus and the more time we spend with Him, the more we will desire to follow wherever He leads us. Therefore, we must be so thankful that He wants to be with each and every one of us. Let His Spirit guide us in everything we do, say and think.
Jakarta, 19 May 2014
A Christian Pilgrim