When I was a child, I believed that Jesus lived in my heart, and that was all I knew. I was trying to explain this to my children when I realized that I didn’t understand it myself. All I had was a child’s concept of Jesus, that picture where he is knocking on a heart-shaped door. I had opened the door to my heart and let him in, and then ignored him for twenty years. I barely knew the Lord because I spent no time with him.
Fortunately for me, I changed my ways soon after that. And over the next thirty years, I spent a lot of time fellowshipping with Jesus in his word. I can truthfully say that I know the Love of God. He is my best friend and I highly recommend him to you. He will meet all your needs, and he will give you the desires of your heart. He will never leave you nor forsake you. He will protect you and deliver you from trouble. He will help you, comfort you, and heal you. He will adopt you as his own dear child. And when you die, he will take you to heaven to live with him forever.
Dear Reader, this is my prayer is for you: “For this cause I bow my knee unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;
That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints, what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.” (Ephesians 3:14-19)
When you were born spiritually, or “born again,” Jesus came to live in your heart. According to the Bible, Jesus is the Holy Spirit.
“Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” (2 Corinthians 3:17)
“And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul: the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.”
When Jesus comes to live in you, you will know it. You will have a supernatural love for others. That is your assurance that you have been born again, and “the earnest of your inheritance.”
“And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.” (1 John 3:24)
“Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and everyone that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.” (1 John 4:7-8)