For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.
1 Corinthians 13:12
Stop hiding from God. Give the Lord access to every part of you, the good, bad, and ugly. Allowing Jesus to shed His unconditional love into the dark places of your soul will give you life to the fullest on earth. As you begin to exercise grace for yourself, hope blossoms, and life changes.
“Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” Matthew 6:10
When the disciples asked Jesus how we should pray, He responded with the Lord’s prayer. The verse requests God’s kingdom to come, His will done on earth as in heaven. Defined by love, we will discover the essence of God’s kingdom as we accept and share the Lord’s affection with others.
We can experience heaven on earth by allowing God’s Spirit to take up residency within us and giving Him full access to our souls. Working from the inside out, Jesus guides and directs us. No longer responding to the world around us from a fleshly perspective, instead letting God’s Spirit guide us.
Life changes as we journey with God, letting Him know us fully. Taking control of our thoughts and focusing them on the Lord will cause different reactions. Before responding, we will ask God what He thinks, living for the applause of One instead of many.
To live life to the fullest, we must submit it to Christ. Opening our hearts and souls to God takes intention. But if we remind ourselves that God already knows our worst sin and loves us anyway, confessing to Jesus becomes easier. Nothing will stop the Lord from loving us. God created us, knows everything about us, and loves us unconditionally. Jesus came to seal the deal; faith in Him forever binds us to our Maker.
Nothing you do will separate you from God’s love. Once you place your faith in Jesus, you become His. Let Christ know you fully; don’t hold anything back. Live life to the fullest, embracing the good and bad, trusting God to use it all for His glory.
Allowing God to know us fully brings freedom into our lives. We can accept ourselves because the Lord does. God knows them all, whatever temptations we face, struggles we endure, and secrets we keep. Walking with us, the Lord guides us one day at a time, revealing truths and helping us live life to the fullest.
Let God know you fully today. Open the depths of your heart to the Maker and let His light shine into it, bathing every crevice with His grace.