There is Life to be seen as we open our hearts to the Word.
But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
The words received, power, believe, and on can be brought to life as we look into the Greek language to see their intent.
John 1:12 can be seen as follows;
But as many as associated with Him in a familiar or intimate relationship, to them gave He capacity, competency, freedom to become the sons of God, even to them that commit, their spiritual well-being into His nature.
David saw the life that was in him through the Spirit, and his example is one for us today. There wasn’t any complacency, in David’s spirit, he was indeed a man after God’s own heart.
The following expression from David, captures the intent or heart the Lord is looking for in us.
Incline Your ear to me, rescue me quickly; Be to me a rock of strength, A stronghold to save me.
For You are my rock and my fortress; For Your name’s sake You will lead me and guide me.
You will pull me out of the net which they have secretly laid for me, For You are my strength.
Into Your hand I commit my spirit; You have ransomed me, O LORD, God of truth.
May the zeal of the Lord of Hosts consume our hearts.