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Monday, June 24, 2019

Be Still

May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.
—Ephesians 3:19 (NLT)

Are you born again and struggling to feel the love of Jesus? You were so full of joy when you invited Him into your heart. But life happened. Things occurred that made you question if God is angry at you. God is love. He is not the author of evil. The enemy is. You have worked so hard to feel His presence again. You have tried to be good enough and do something that allows you to feel. You doubt that He loves you. 

Don’t live in constant fear that you will never feel the love of the Lord again! You are right where the enemy wants you—living in fear. As long as you struggle to feel the presence of the Holy Spirit, don’t expect to feel Him. Give your mind a rest from your constant need to figure out why you don’t feel Him. “Be still, and know I am God,” the psalmist wrote (Psalm 46:10). And there is your answer. If you want to feel Jesus again, let go of your constant mental work to discover what you have done wrong. You end up helping the enemy condemn you. You have not driven Jesus away. The Holy Spirit is with you and in you. Allow Him to teach you who you are in Jesus. Study the Word to know what Jesus accomplished for you on Calvary—not just the rote you hear about the Cross but the life-changing truth of who you are in His love. 

You can experience the love of Christ without understanding it fully! Knowing the completeness of Jesus in your life is not mentally understanding it. Knowing is believing by faith that you are a new person in Jesus. Knowing is believing by faith you are the righteousness of God in Jesus. Knowing is the greatest rest—the gift of His peace. It is not a peace you can work up. It is spiritual peace that you have with God because Jesus opened the way into His presence. And knowing it flows into every area of your life. His peace brings joy.

Peace and joy are not feelings! They are the state of your being. You can’t struggle to receive what He placed in you when you were born again. You received ALL of Jesus—not a part here and a part there. The Holy Spirit transforms the way you think when you spiritually realize that Jesus has given you every necessary resource for living a peaceful and joyful life. When you have a revelation of Jesus in the spirit of your mind—when you have a spiritual understanding of who you are in Him—the way you mentally view life changes. Calvary impacts you. You experience peace and joy as feelings in your mind and heart. You are complete with all the fullness and power that comes from God. 

My friend, you are a new person in Christ. The old is GONE! The new has COME! Allow the Word of God to transform your perception. Believe by faith in His truth, and quit struggling to understand mentally what can only be known spiritually. 

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