Something that I always found interesting was the fact that there are things that people know about their own family that no one else knows. Conversation is relaxed and opinions are often laid out on the table and honesty is said more times than not. Habits both good and bad are shown or known within the family circle. Family members usually know about each other’s blemishes. Family members probably know each other’s weakness more than anyone else would.
VERSE PASSAGE: John 1:14 “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” – NIV
Jesus was the Word in the flesh and dwelt among us. The Disciples spent every waking hour with Him. They slept by Him, ate with Him, and talked with Him day in and day out. They would know if He had bad breath or a scalp problem. Not trying to bash Jesus or poke fun, but these Disciples were family. They spent all this time with Him and would know Him on a personal level like no one else did.
Many claim to belong to Him but have not received Him. Many claim to follow Him but do not know Him. So the question is how familiar are you with Jesus? When we spend time in prayer and reading the word we build a relationship with Him. As we spend time with Him we begin to know Him more and more. We should be in a familiar family surrounding when around Jesus and not some visiting house guest.
God has placed a temporary home with us so that we can have a permanent home with Him. We will miss out on so much if we never get familiar with Him and remain as a guest just visiting. We are in such a close proximity of Him if we begin to get familiar with Him as we do our own family He will reveal to us so much more than what visiting guest receive. When you have a guest over for dinner it is different then just having family over. The conversation is more deep and person. The atmosphere is more relaxed. Everyone is more laid back. Get familiar with Jesus! Stop being a house guest. Stop with the mediocre relationship. Jesus wants to have a deep familiar relationship with you. He wants you to come and feel like family. He wants you to come and be relaxed and talk about the personal things. No need to act perfect as you do with your house guest. Jesus knows you aren’t perfect. So come to Him and become familiar.
Be blessed my brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus.
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