“If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God.” (1 John 4:15 NIV).
Have you ever been asked to do something to prove your worth? What was it, can you remember it? What did it cost you? Was it something that put you at risk, or put you in a position that compromised you in some way? These are the world’s ways of verifying that you are worthy of their loyalty, their love, their protection, or even their friendship.
Nothing like this is needed with God. He only asks that you believe, that you accept Him as Lord, as the Son of God. As the One who died so you can live.
When we look at the definition of the word acknowledge we see it says, “accept or admit the existence or truth of.” So, accepting Jesus, admitting the existence of Jesus, and admitting the truth of Jesus as the Son of God, the Messiah, the Christ is necessary for God to live in you. Unlike the ways of the world this acknowledgement does not cost you anything, except your old dying self. But oh, what a new life you gain with God in us, with Emmanuel (God with us)!
What can you imagine that God wants for you and your life? Well it’s even more, He offers even more. All we must do is to accept the truth of Jesus as the Son of God and His love floods us forever, and ever. For eternity He loves us.
Can you see the truth of Jesus? Can you admit His unfathomable love and goodness? Can you accept Him as your Savior and Lord?