Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:5 NRSV
As Christians, our world today is pushing us toward totally abiding in Christ. Accepting what is going on around us rules out selective abiding and ushers in the reality of the last words of our scripture for 2020…separating ourselves from Jesus leaves us with nothing. We are called to abide in Christ.
TOTAL ABIDING is experienced when we…
STRIVE FOR PERFECT PLACEMENT - Put God at the center (not on the fringes) of our daily living asking Him into each thought and action. Then rest on the pillow of His care as we sleep. Try this: Upon waking up…thank Him. Each time something good comes your way today...thank Him. As your head hits the pillow…thank Him for the day He just gave you.
PURSUE PRAYER - Remain in continual communication with Him through each activity. As the moments and hours tick away allow His thoughts to be your thoughts. His powerful work is done as we walk with Him and talk with Him...a lot. We are constantly abiding.
ENJOY GOD'S PREVAILING PRESENCE – Allow Him to envelope your being. Focus your attention on His nearness and open your heart to receive all the love he has for you in each moment. He simply wants us to let Him love...for “apart from Him we can do nothing”.
STRIVE+PURSUE+ENJOY = TOTAL ABIDING
Will you join me in it today?
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