If you are really in love with someone, or with family or friends that you love, you want to have the best communication with them that you can, to talk and find out what is in their mind and heart, to really learn their hopes and dreams and know what is inside of them, Perfect love desires communion, the sharing of life together and it cannot be expressed from a distance.
1John 1:3 We saw it, we heard it, and now we’re telling you so you can experience it along with us, this experience of communion with the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. To have communion with a person you need to be close, it goes for your relationship with God and His Son Jesus.
Into our emptiness, Jesus brings fullness and completion (Colossians 2:9-10)
Into our deficit, Jesus brings supply (Philippians 4:19)
Into our death, Jesus brings life. (Ephesians 2:1,5)
Into our separation, Jesus brings reconciliation (Romans 5:10-11)
Into our imperfect love, Jesus brings his perfect love (1 John 4:10)
When you know that God loves you completely then you can follow the advice of Romans 12:2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
When we don’t believe that God loves us perfectly, we end up living like our best choice is to take care of ourselves and then we become so busy taking care of ourselves that we don’t have any time for real, transparent and loving relationship with God or our loved ones.
I woke this morning dreaming that I was saying to someone “I don’t want advice, I need instruction”…so that is what I am giving you, instruction to stay close to the Father and the Son by praying, which is merely another word for “conversation” with God. How can you be close if you don’t know Him?