Abiding? Abiding is an important human need. We need to know what it feels like to abide others and find comfort in the abiding of others in us. That closeness, that sense of sharing, like entering into someone else’s airspace and being tolerated, welcome; that’s abiding.
Think about it. God teaches abiding. He tells us to stick close, stand in His shadow and watch what happens. God doesn’t fear our closeness despite His perfection and our imperfection. His perfection covers us. There is complete trust.
God’s Word tells us: “And now, Israel, 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 sees us as His “beautiful” creation and just longing to hold us in His lap. That’s abiding. Thank God that He seeks to abide in us. Thank God He asks us to abide in Him. Now, 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, help me to learn the lessons of trusting Your Word and depending on You alone, as I live my life in these spiritually challenging times. I pray that my faith in Your Word would develop and grow, and my life would become a living sacrifice of worship and praise of You. In Jesus name. 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