Jesus Lives

DESIRING HIM

I am pleased with you, My child. Though you are still a work in progress, you desire for Me to sanctify you—to make you holy. My sacrifice for sins made you eternally perfect the instant you trusted Me as Savior. This sacrifice was perfect because I am perfect and I am your Substitute in the courts of heaven. However, as long as you live in this world, you inhabit the not yet of brokenness—in you and all around you. This explains the emptiness you often feel as you long for both your perfection in holiness and your perfect home in heaven.

The best way to enhance My sanctifying work in you is to love Me with all your heart and mind—with your entire being and all your might. King David expressed such ardor when he leapt and danced before Me with all his might. In spite of the serious sins he committed, he was a man after My own heart.

Instead of focusing on all the brokenness in and around you, fan the flames of your love for Me. Though this love may be like the flickering flame of a candle, My Love for you is like a blazing forest fire. Come more and more into My passionate Presence, and My holy Fire will ignite holy ardor in you.

But this Man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God. . . . For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified.
[Hebrews 10:12,14]

And you shall love the Lord your God with all your [mind and] heart and with your entire being and with all your might.
[Deuteronomy 6:5]

David, wearing a linen ephod, danced before the Lord with all his might.
[2 Samuel 6:14]

After removing Saul, he made David their king. He testified concerning him: “I have found David son of Jesse a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do.”
[Acts 13:22]

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