"I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in me he is thrown away like a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned. If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples. As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love." ~ John 15:5-9
My eyes and mind kept coming back to one word: "Abide". I was compelled to look up the definition. (I am such a word nerd sometimes)
Abide: wait for, endure without yielding, bear patiently, accept without objection, live somewhere, remain or continue.
This gave me so much to think about!
If I am in Him and He is in me, I will be able to wait patiently for His return. Enduring the things of this world without yielding. Accepting and bearing my trials, accepting the path I have been placed on and my given assignments here without objection. Continuing on my journey. Knowing my home is with Him in Heaven.