To Be One With You
“I’m not praying simply for them. I’m praying, too, for the people who will come to believe in me because of their word. I am praying that they may all be one–just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they too may be in us, so that the world may believe that you sent me.” -Jesus of Nazareth
If there is one focus for the Christian life, it is this. To be one with the Father through Jesus Christ. This would be our “keystone habit” affecting all other habits in our life. To be one with Jesus is to be one with all who truly believe in Him and put Him first in their lives.
“A hundred pianos all tuned to the same fork are automatically in tune with each other.”
I become more and more convinced that there is nothing else to focus on than this–oneness with Christ. For on this hangs everything. If we are so tuned in to His voice, it will drown out all others, and we will be at peace.
But for most it is probably the opposite. The competing voices are winning the day. Drowning out the peaceful voice of Jesus.
What would it take for you to turn the volume of Jesus up high enough to drown out the other voices?
It may have to be drastic.
I know my peace is directly proportional to who I am listening to most.
My Peaceometer needle goes to the percentage I am listening to YHWH. If I’ve given the world, worries, fears, and problems my ear 78% of the time today, then my Peaceometer will read a pathetic 22 when Jesus Himself prayed it would be 100! (I’m a geeky numbers guy, but you get the picture)
The voice of Christ turns our issues into non-issues. I’ve experienced this. He does not give us a technique or ways to manage or new coping strategies. He takes it all away, miraculously swallowing it up in His peace that only He can give.
If we let Him.
Whoever you listen to most is who you give authority over your life to.
The Piano quote is Tozer’s
In the Name of Jesus,
Soli Deo Gloria