Today's verses are John 8:46,47: "Which one of you convicts me of sin?  If I tell the truth, why do you not believe me?  Whoever is of God hears the words of God.  The reason why you do not hear them is you are not of God." My child, do you know that I want to speak to my children?  I want them not only to believe in me but to hear regularly my voice?  I want to lead and guide my children every day of their lives.

I tried to speak to my listeners then, but they could not hear my words.  They were not able to hear and receive my truth.  They could not accept my truth.  They had ears to hear but could not hear.  They had eyes to see but could not see.  They were not of my Father in heaven.

If my Father lives in your hearts, you can hear his words spoken to you through the Holy Spirit.  If people do not desire to know me, it only shows I don't live in then.  If they have no desire to obey me, it only shows I don't live in them.  If people can't read my words and then I illuminate their hearts, it only shows I don't live in them.

When you are born again, born of my Holy Spirit, I come to dwell in your hearts.  Your heart becomes my home.  And I speak to my sheep.  I guide my children.  My words abide in their hearts.  Their greatest passion is to hear my voice and do my will.

Is this you, my child?  Do I indwell you?  The surest way of realizing this amazing reality is your passion to hear my voice.  If I do, you know my words.  You desire my heart.  You want to do my will.

That which keeps you from knowing me is the lusts of the flesh and a passion for the things of this world.  Loving this world dulls your spiritual senses for me.  You cannot have your master passion be the things of this world and, at the same time, me and my kingdom.  It is impossible.

Seek today to make me first in your life  Seek today to know the depths, width and height of my eternal love for you.  Desire to hear and obey my will for you today.  Want to serve me and someone in need today.  Tell someone else about what I mean to you.  Send a text, e-mail or tweet to someone today who needs encouragement and hope.  Be my instrument of peace to them in this world.  Make someone another person's life more meaningful today because I have made your life more meaningful.

I love you.  I am in you.  I am with you.  I will never leave you.  Where I am, there you will always be.

You can trust me today