Today's verses are John 17:7,8: "Now they know that everything that you have given me is from you. For I have given them the words that you gave me, and they have received them and have come to know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you have sent me." My child, I am continuing my prayer to my Father in heaven for you. My disciples then, and now you, need to see that everything I had on earth came to me as a gift from my Father. My disciples had received all the words that I had taught them. They believed that they came from you through me. Most important, they believed that my Father in heaven sent me. They believed my deity.
These things are essential for your faith in me. Take a moment today and ask yourself if you truly believe these things. What do you need to believe about me?
Do you believe that all I am, every part of my being, comes from my Father in heaven? There is no word I spoke, no miracle I performed, no act of compassion that I did that didn't come from my Father. Do you believe this?
Do you believe that my words are my Father's words? All teaching that I gave to you were the exact teachings from my Father in heaven? My words are his words. Do you believe this?
Have you received my words as eternal truth? There is not one that didn't come from my Father. They are the very words of heaven itself. Do you believe this?
Do you believe that I came from my Father. I left the splendor of heaven to enter the squalor of your world, all because of love for you. I came from my Father. We are one. We are in perfect, eternal union life together. Do you believe this?
Do you believe that I came to earth to obey my Father in heaven who sent me? I did this because I wanted you to live in an eternal, perfect, intimate relationship with my Father in heaven. I wanted you to have his presence in your life forever. Do you believe this?
My child, I came to reveal to you the realities of heaven. I came to earth to give you a glimpse into eternity. I wanted you to have an eternal perspective. I wanted you to know that this world is not all there is. A glorious heaven awaits you. Your entry there is only through me.
Believe these truths. If you do, you can face any situation today. You will know that your petty problems are nothing for the power of heaven! You will experience peace, patience and perseverance. You will know that I am in my Father and I am in you. That means my Father is in you too! It is true.
I wanted you to hear these truths again as I prayed to my Father in heaven for my disciples then...and you!
You can trust me today.