Tuesday, November 11, 2014


The same came therefore to Philip, which was of Bethsaida of Galilee,
and desired him, saying, Sir, we would see Jesus. John 12:21

True Christian living is best lived with our eyes wide open to see Christ’s love in action both within and without.  When we see Christ loving us within we can see ourselves as the incarnation of Christ’s love without. Love for those Jesus loves without is what happens as we continuously see Christ’s love for us within.  

A Hindu priest dives for days into deep silence and meditation to connect with his God.  He disappears completely into the invisible world.  While he is gone within those who are without must live without his presence or love. Monastic communities live separated to the world within and those without are shut off from their daily love.

An abiding disciple of Jesus, on the other hand, walks in the Spirit with eyes wide open to the invisible and visible world of God’s love in Christ. An abiding Christian can see Jesus’ love for him in the invisible and be Jesus’ love for others in the visible world at the same time.

He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said,
out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.  John 7:38

Only while seeing Jesus’ love deeply within can the disciple also see and love deeply those Jesus is loving without.  Jesus lived and loved with His eyes wide open seeing the Father’s love within and without and so can we.

And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in
our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. Romans 5:5

Live in the Spirit.Live as a manifestation of the Jesus who lives and loves you within in order to become through you life and love for those without. Are your eyes wide open within and without to Christ’s love? They can be and love within and without depends on seeing Jesus.

Bud McCord
Abide International

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