Lean In


He leaning back, as he was, on Jesus breast saith unto him, Lord, who is it? (John 13:25)


 I have been thinking often of this scripture and meditating on how John was leaning upon Jesus’ chest, drawing close to his Saviors heart. In the books of the Bible that John wrote he refer’s to himself as, “The disciple that Jesus loved.” All of the other disciples refer to John as John. John had the revelation of Jesus love for him, he saw that his identity was in the love of God and he called himself as such. John knowing how loved he was drew him close to the Lord. Any disciple there in the presence of Jesus could have rested their head on the heart of Jesus. It was not a matter of Jesus loving John more, as the invitation to be close was to every one of them — even Judas. But John was the one who chose to lay his head on Jesus heart. When we know how much we are loved, we long to be close to the one who loves us. God longs for you to be a man or woman after his heart. The invitation for intimacy with Him is there for all. We are the ones who decide just how close we will be to Him.


Father thank you that you desire for us to be close to You. Thank you that your Word promises us if we draw close to You will  draw close to us. I than You that the only limitations on our intimacy with you are the ones we place. I am grateful that You love us all equally and your heart is to be close to each and every one of us. Help us to identify ourselves as “the one who Jesus loves.” We give you all of the honor and glory and praise, in Jesus Name we pray, Amen.


The More I seek You – Kari Jobe

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