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Many times we believe that God is watching the things that happen to us and it does not deeply impact His heart. I was going through a challenging time and God spoke to my heart, “You and I are one.” When you abide in Christ and He in you, He not only sees what you see. He feels what you feel. What hurts you, touches His heart. Even for humans when we see someone we love hurting, it impacts us in a way. For we are connected to them through love and relationship. God loves us more than we can love anyone.
Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me, ~John 15:4.
To abide means to dwell, to remain, or reside. This verse is speaking of the fruits of God’s Spirit, but if you take a plant say a vine and you chop off a portion of it or injure it, it will affect the rest of the plant. If you are in Christ then the things that happen to you touch Him as well. He’s not watching your life from a distance. He is in your life living it with you. We are also told in scripture that the Holy Spirit lives in believers.
Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself,~ 1 Corinthians 6:19.
Even if you aren’t in fellowship with God, He loves you. He cares for you, and He longs for you to know the depths of His love.
You and I Are One written by Erin Lamb, all rights reserved.
I am there on the nights sorrow comes to rattle your soul.
I am not distant,
but it is I who holds your heart close.
With every tear you shed,
I whisper to your spirit to hold on.
Hold on for a new day is coming.
Hold on for the sun will rise again.
Hold on for I will turn your mourning into dancing.
You will have joy again.
The tears you’ve cried,
I’ve bottled every one.
If only you could see,
what hurts your heart, hurts Me.
I do not delight in your suffering,
nor do I glory in your pain.
My heart wells up with compassion,
and I want to hold you close to Me.
You and I are one.
Your heart is an extension of My heart.
I put My heart on display for the world to see how wonderful are the things that I create.
I created you for Me.
I created you to be loved by Me.
Oh, My child can’t you see,
I’ve given you the very best of Me.
I never want you to forget all the promises wrapped up in my Son.
I gave Him for you,
so there will one day be no more sorrow,
and no more pain.
There will be a day where you will see Me face to face.
What a delight that will be,
for you to look into the eyes of Love,
and see what I’ve always wanted you to see.
Pure, unconditional love.
A love that was here before you.
A love that breathed life into you.
A love that died and was resurrected for you.
A love that is here for you.
You and I are one.
I would do it all again
just to give you the chance to be My friend.
My heart longs for you.
My heart aches for you to see
that what matters to you,
matters to Me.
You are loved.
You are cared for.
You will always find comfort in Me.
Come rest in a love that will fill you, heal you, restore you, and change you into the person I created you to be.
I love you now,
and I will love you for all of eternity.