Matthew 7:21-23 Amp; “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven. Many will say to Me on that day [when I judge them], ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, and driven out demons in Your name, and done many miracles in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them publicly, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me [you are banished from My presence], you who act wickedly [disregarding My commands].’
As I read this verse, I realized that Jesus was talking about believers and I asked Him, “Lord, if they thought they were doing good in Your name, but You said You didn’t know them, what hope is there for any of us?” This is what I felt Him speaking to me; When you truly submit your life to me, surrendering all of your passions and desires, dreams and goals so that I can work in you and through you, I will know you’re My disciples by your love. I am love and My own will respond in love.
Matthew 22:37-40 shows a lawyer coming to Jesus asking what the greatest commandment of the law. Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.” That’s it. That’s the greatest commandment, loving God with all our hearts and when we do this, that love will spill over onto our neighbors. We won’t need to wonder if He’ll know us, we will already know He knows us because we will walk with Him and talk with Him everyday and every hour.
Father, everything I do, may I do it out of the love I have for you. May I stay surrendered and submitted to Your call love. May Your love prompt me to mercy, grace and forgiveness just as You have given so much of these to me. Help me to reflect the light of Your love to those in my path so that they may be drawn to this wonderful, deep and cleansing love of Yours. May my voice be Your voice. May my song be unto You. May my motives be pure and untainted, all for Your glory. It’s in Jesus’ name I pray. Amen