John 15:10, NIV: If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father's commands and remain in his love.

How can we experience the love of someone we are not near—not close too? How can we hear the voice of someone speaking to us if we are not within distance to hear? How can we know the plans and intents of God’s heart for us, if we do not take time to get as close to Him as we can get? To remain in His love is something that surely we all long for. It is a place wherein we find His comfort, peace, and the fullness of His joy. It is a place wherein we find guidance, purpose, and understanding of the place we are at in life on this earth. We cannot know the fullness of what He has for us, if we do not remain in Him. And we cannot remain in Him, if we do not keep His commands. We cannot remain in Him, if we do not draw near to Him, pray to Him, and spend adequate time in His Word as a priority of our livelihood—seeing Him as the truest necessity of our living.