Keeping the commandments

Dearly Beloved, Grace and Peace to you.                              "If you love me,          you will keep my commandments.          And I will ask the Father,          who will give you another Advocate,          to be with you forever.”                   — John 14.15-16

Beloved, I do love you, and I long to keep your commandment, to love as you have loved— but I know my love falters.

I begin to doubt, begin to fear, to despair.

But I sit here in prayer, still. Your Spirit comes and pours into me, breathes in me, and sits with me. I let the fear drain out of me. I let my thoughts wander off and I do not follow them.

Even as I wonder if I can keep your commandment, you become my Advocate, the one who believes in me, the one who loves in me. You become my heart, my love, my keeping.

I rest in the mystery of your dwelling in me.

         “On that day you will know          that I am in my Mother,          and you in me,          and I in you.”                   — John 14.20

         

                    Deep Blessings, Pastor Steve

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