John 15:1-8 is about abiding in the Vine. To abide is to commune Heart to heart as the Lord shares His heart with us. Amazing. The Creator of the universe desires time with us His creation.
What does that look like? I love Psalm 63:1. It says, “O God, You are my God; early will I seek You; my soul thirsts for You; my flesh longs for You in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water.” Here is another. Psalm 73:25 says, “Whom have I in heaven but You? And there is none upon earth that I desire besides You.”
A few nights ago I was reading a book. I felt the Lord drawing me to Himself. I closed the book and came before Him. As His Presence began to envelope me this new song bubbled up.
You Alone Are Worthy
You alone are worthy. You alone, O Lord. You are filled with majesty and splendor. Clothed in light and love
I drink in Your Presence. I bask in Your grace. Your eyes are pooled with love for me. For me You rose again
Seated in the heavenly places. Far above and over all. You are Lord of Lords. King Eternal Ruler Supreme
The call to intimacy is a heart response. It doesn’t matter what you are doing, when He draws you, just quiet your heart and be still. It is a holy interruption. It is a life-giving moment that nothing on this earth can equal. Sometimes He does it just because He wants to be with us. His desire is for us. We reciprocate through stillness.
Do you remember years ago that Gary Chapman wrote a book about the five love languages? Affirmation, acts of service, receiving gifts, quality time, and physical touch.
Each of these five are fulfilled through intimate communion with the Lord. How? They are expressions of His love for us. John 15:9 says, “As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love.” Then He qualifies it. Verse 10 says, “If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love.”