As we follow the direction of the compass we are given, follow the lead that Jesus provides, we are aware that we are all part of one body, the body of Christ. We are aware that we each have our own part to play. We all contribute toward the wholeness of God’s love.
We know that to function well together we must put off falsehoods and speak truthfully with one another. In that way we truly live out the goodness we are called to have.
Now we must learn more about the wholeness of being the body of Christ as we all move in the same direction we are given. What realization does Jesus speak of? How do we show that we love Jesus? How is this love shared?
Growing strong in our faith we learn to follow the direction that Jesus offers. We follow the example of sharing God’s love as Jesus did. We all begin to move in the same direction with our faith, moving closer to the holiness and perfection we are called to.
As we move forward in our faith we begin to realize our one-ness with the Lord. When we are moving in the right direction in faith we will have Christ dwelling inside us. With Christ as a part of us we are then a part of Jesus. And as we are part of Jesus we are also a part of the everlasting God.
When we obey the commands of Jesus we are showing that we love him. As we show love to Jesus and we share the love of Jesus we are part of the body of Christ. That is when we know we are going in the right direction in our beliefs and in our lives as Christians.
The compass cannot take us to where we need to go. We must move forward in faith. But as we move in our journey we must realize that we are part of God and God is part of us. With that we will have the strength and wisdom to reach our goal, and we will have the love we need for ourselves and the love we need to share.
DAILY CHALLENGE: How do you know Jesus is IN you and you are IN Jesus?