BREAKOUT POSITIVE THOUGHTS. 602 . ( Less is Greater, Greater is less .)

“I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me.”

God is Spirit and to be open to connecting with the Spirit requires us to feel safe and loved because it is not with our minds but with our hearts that we are connecting. 

When we feel disconnected we sense a loss of joy, peace and love. In this lack of what we are designed to need we turn to unhealthy patterns of substituting what soothes us. 

This is where the danger of craving and having an appetite for things of the world and the flesh can become our hungering after default. 

We are really hungry for God, the spirit, and the awareness of His closeness of proximity transforms us to our awakening to the fact that He is always present within us. 

We seek attachment. 

It is wired into our sense of well-being and connectedness. A bond between two where each feels secure and loved. 

God created us in His image for that bond and well-being. Knowing Him, being connected is fulfilment. Not knowing Him, being disconnected leaves a void that needs to be filled.

Jesus created the access by sending His Spirit at Pentecost to meet and redeem that. The closeness and constant availability again creates a physiological well-being in us. 

Every human has these same needs. God only can fulfil the need perfectly. Knowing God intimately means we never have to be alone. We need this, the world needs this constant unity with God. We are greatly resourced by this attachment.

To feel detached naturally brings despair. Experiencing despair provokes a natural response to transfer to a behaviour that provides relief. 

Singleness and aloneness conversely can become an invitation to experience a deep place with God who satisfies our need to not be alone. Jesus was constantly secure and attached to God His Father and His prayer was for us to be in that same place.

““I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me.”

This divine connection is our secure attachment that soothes and brings relief from the things of the world that separate us. Therefore it is where our joy, peace and love flow from. 

It is what the world cannot give us. Only Jesus abiding in us by His Holy Spirit attaching us to God. 

“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love.”

When it is well with our soul it shines out from our eyes for others to see and taste. 

When we become disconnected, detached, a wall builds up which destroys our well-being and tampers with our trust. This betrayal destroys our union with God.

This is why God’s desire is to heal those wounds and break down those walls and barriers. His proximity and availability is always much closer than we believe. It is within us awaiting to be drawn out.

The illustration shows us within Christ as He is within the Father. Transforming in holiness in the Spirit and emanating light that pushes back the darkness.

Two Scriptures that come to mind:

““I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me.”

‭‭John‬ ‭17:20-21‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love.”

‭‭John‬ ‭15:9-10‬ ‭ESV‬‬

The song       That Wilt Not Let Me Go.      Gettys and Dana Masters

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