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Monday, April 28, 2014

Prayer and Meditation on John 14:21

Prayer: John 14:21 April 28, 2014

“He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be
loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.” (Joh 14:21 AV)

Precious Heavenly Father, we do not have Your commandments unless You teach them to us. We go astray
in our own thoughts and ideas and we wander off to the left or to the right, either thinking that You do not
require us to obey You, or thinking that obedience is a thing easily achieved by the flesh.

We know that we must have Your commandments in our hearts, for they are Your commandments and our 
love for You attaches to Your commandments. When we come to faith, Your Spirit works the love of God 
in our hearts and begins to work in us both to will and to do of Your good pleasure.

This was decreed of us from before the world was, for we are Your workmanship, created in Christ Jesus 
unto good works, which You before ordained that we would walk in them. Because this decree is from 
eternity, the work that You have begun in us You will perform to the day of Jesus Christ.

Because we have been taught of God to love the Lord Jesus Christ and His commandment, we are beloved 
of You, O Father, and our Lord Jesus will love us and reveal Himself to us.

What a wonderful unity is Your work in us, dear Lord, and we are very far from having anything to boast in, 
for this is Your work from beginning to end. For this purpose You ordained and sent Your Only Begotten 
Son into the world to suffer and die, and rise again from the dead that He might be the Author and Finisher 
of our Father.

For You, Lord Jesus, are the way, the truth, and the life. We begin with You, and You call us to Yourself 
and we began to walk in the way of life.

As we walk in the way, we understand the truth that You have revealed and it becomes as a shining light
that shines more and more unto the perfect day.

When the light of Truth illuminates our hearts and drives out the darkness of sin, unbelief, idolatry and other 
unclean things, we find that we are truly free to give You all honor, and glory and power and the total love of 
our hearts, for You alone are worthy, O Lord, of the worship and love of men.

In the Name of Your Dear Son, Amen.
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