Having God In Your Life
“Everyone who goes on ahead and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God. Whoever abides in the teaching has both the Father and the Son,” 2 John 9
What does it mean to “have God” in your life? Everything before and after this verse informs what it means. From the whole counsel of God, this is clear.
- It doesn’t mean you never get sick.
- It doesn’t mean financial prosperity.
- It doesn’t mean smooth relationships.
- It doesn’t mean you will never be a victim.
- It doesn’t mean no natural disasters.
It means God is your Father and the highest sense. It means you have been redeemed and are becoming closer to the Father and the Son with each step of growth. It means when you must navigate illness, poverty, conflict and unexpected tragedy, your faith in God upholds you and your reliance on His Word guides you in your reactions. Having God and the Son
in your life means you partake of every blessing the Holy Spirit has revealed in the written Word. And it means you are headed toward a perfect eternal dwelling place with the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit and all the saints.
What does this require? Abiding in the teaching of Christ. Where can you find the teaching of Christ? In the New Testament.
Having God in your life is much more than a claim, an emotion or a dream. It is the reality enjoyed by those in hear, believe and obey the teaching of Jesus Christ, knowing He gave His life for us to be saved and guided into righteous living.
Jesus said, “everyone who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock,” (Matt. 7:24).