“Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us…”
Reflect for a moment on the cycle of faith. First, we place our trust in the Scriptures. Second, we accept Christ as our Savior because we believe what is written about Him. Third, we recognize and obey the voice of God as spoken through the Holy Spirit because we recognize it as the same voice that spoke to us through the Scriptures. Finally, we return to the Scriptures to discover more about the One who saved us.
Here, we can truly use the analogy of marriage found throughout the Scriptures; we, the redeemed, are married to Christ. As in earthly marriage, we have committed our lives to dwelling forever with Christ. Also like earthly marriage, we must work to maintain our relationship. If we ignore our Husband, we will drift apart from Him and even forget what He is like. We must be intentional to speak to Him and listen to Him to get to know Him better. Like any earthly marriage, we experience the joy of spending our entire lives drawing closer and closer to Jesus.
Have you ever seen a couple who has been married so long that they hardly have to speak to each other? They know each other so well that they know what the other is thinking; they know how to assist each other and serve each other in perfect harmony. They have truly become one.
We can attain the same with Christ. Jesus prayed for us to be one with Him, the Father, and the Holy Spirit. In time, we can become one with God. No, this does not mean that we become divine. Instead, we think so much like God and we act so much like God that anyone who sees us will also see God. We can finish God’s sentences. We know what He wants from us without even asking. We know Him so well that our actions and thoughts are perfectly aligned with His will.
Strive to know God inside and out. Seek Him as your Husband. Meditate on His word. Take time to invest in “dates” with Him. Yearn to learn something new about His personality, interests, and desires. Delight in His company. Spend so much time with God that, without even thinking about it, you have become one with Him in thoughts and desires.