Abide In Him

Recently I’ve been listening to many services and teachings regarding the power and might of our Almighty God and it has left me feeling quite distressed in realising just how minuscule I am in the grand scheme of things. That is good in one sense but bad in another. Because my focus has shifted it’s made me feel there is nothing of worth that I can do BUT I thank Him for extending Himself to me via Scripture. I came across the above Short, on YouTube, of Priscilla Shirer and fell asleep listening to it. It’s not very long but once finished it repeats, so it played over and over and…you get the picture! It sank in. On waking I looked up Scripture on Abide.

It is via Scripture that we are able to know of the comfort, counsel, guidance, love and so much more that we can receive. It is because of our belief in His Son Jesus Christ; by whose stripes we are healed; by whose death we can leave all our past behind; by His resurrection we can be free, stand up, advance and live in an abundance of overflowing good health, prosperity of both monetary and spiritual gifts; and live an enriched life speaking of His goodness. There is no good that He withholds from us.

On the other hand there will be sorrow. There are so many bad/unpleasant things that are happening in the world at this moment (drought, ever-increasing energy prices, famine, floods, hate, poverty, physical and spiritual hunger, wars, rumours of wars) and there is worse to come. Saying this may seem contradictory to what I’ve said before because on the one hand I speak of abundance, good health and overflowing prosperity etc then we see the widely differing levels within society and the world. However, there are Christians/Ambassadors of Christ within those different levels that exist. Also, we are all susceptible to both good and bad, we have all just experienced a pandemic! Whether you were rich or poor, black or white, Christian or non-Christian, angry or sad; we were all affected directly or indirectly. Therefore, we must strengthen our hope in whatever situation we lay and also our understanding in and of Him. No matter how large or small it is, it’s the only way we’ll survive and hear His voice over the loud noises of this world. Pray for an increase in your wisdom, knowledge and understanding of YHWH/God. Build your faith.

16 All Scripture is God-breathed [given by divine inspiration] and is profitable for instruction, for conviction [of sin], for correction [of error and restoration to obedience], for training in righteousness [learning to live in conformity to God’s will, both publicly and privately—behaving honorably with personal integrity and moral courage];

17 so that the [1]man of God may be complete and proficient, outfitted and thoroughly equipped for every good work.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 (AMP)

[1] 2 Timothy 3:17 i.e. all believers whether man, woman, or child.

Read Scripture (His Word to You), receive it within and realise it as the equipment that we need.

Finally, believers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable and worthy of respect, whatever is right and confirmed by God’s word, whatever is pure and wholesome, whatever is lovely and brings peace, whatever is admirable and of good repute; if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think continually on these things [center your mind on them, and implant them in your heart].

Philippians 4:8 (AMP)

Take His Hand, as He is calling you today. Abide in Him.

Further Reading

Remain in Me, and I [will remain] in you. Just as no branch can bear fruit by itself without remaining in the vine, neither can you [bear fruit, producing evidence of your faith] unless you remain in Me.

John 15:4 (AMP)

No one who abides in Him [who remains united in fellowship with Him—deliberately, knowingly, and habitually] practices sin. No one who habitually sins has seen Him or known Him.

1 John 3:6 (AMP)

No one has seen God at any time. But if we love one another [with unselfish concern], God abides in us, and His love [the love that is His essence abides in us and] is completed and perfected in us.

1 John 4:12 (AMP)

By this we know [with confident assurance] that we abide in Him and He in us, because He has given to us His [Holy] Spirit.

1 John 4:13 (AMP)

Whoever confesses and acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.

1 John 4:15 (AMP)

We have come to know [by personal observation and experience], and have believed [with deep, consistent faith] the love which God has for us. God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides continually in him.

1 John 4:16 (AMP)

Published by Unapologetically Marcia

I am BEAUTIFUL. I radiate BEAUTY, CHARM and GRACE. I am EXACTLY where I am SUPPOSED TO BE. I am FEARFULLY and WONDERFULLY made. I am INTELLIGENT. I am MADE IN HIS IMAGE. I am STRONG. I am the WOMAN GOD ORDAINED ME TO BE. I am UNAPOLOGETICALLY MARCIA

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