Abiding? Abiding, however, is an important human need. You and I need to know what it feels like to abide others and to find comfort in the abiding of others in us.
Think about it. That closeness, that sense of sharing, like entering into someone else’s airspace and being tolerated, event welcome, that’s abiding. God teaches abiding. He tells us to stick close, stand in His shadow and watch what happens.
God’s Word tells us: “…what does the Lord your God ask of you but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him, to love him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul,” (Deuteronomy 10:12).
God doesn’t fear our closeness despite our imperfection. His perfection covers us. Likewise, we ought not to fear His closeness, but seek to abide in Him. It’s like God seeing us and longing to hold us in His lap. Thank God He seeks to abide in us, and asks us to abide in Him. If only we could translate His divine abiding into something we might share with our brothers and sisters in Christ dwelling around us. Life would be a whole lot more fun and a whole lot more comforting.
“Heavenly Father, I Need You, I call upon the blessed name of Lord Jesus. I love you Lord Jesus and I need You. I thank You, Lord, for Your great sacrifice and the Grace You poured into my heart. Lord Jesus, Come into my heart and abide in my life as I abide in You. In Jesus name we pray. Amen”
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own” (Matthew 6:34) www.thispassingday.com