Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Abide

While participating in a SheReadsTruth online Bible study the other day focusing on the Book Of John, I was reading this passage:

 "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

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 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.

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5 comments:

  1. I love the word 'abide' too! It is something I'm learning to do in Christ. If you are interested in reading a great book on abiding in Christ I would suggest 'The True Vine' by Andrew Murray. One of my favorites. : )

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  2. I love this post. I struggle with impatience - work in progress!
    http://www.robincharmagne.com/blog

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  3. Amen! Abide is a beautiful word with so much meaning :). May we all settle in and abide a little more each day.

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  4. I love to meditate on the meaning of words also. It gives such an insight to both God and His Word.

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  5. I love using my Webster's 1828 Dictionary when I'm doing a Bible study. Several words have scripture references. If you don't already have one, you ought to check it out. I know you can find it at Amazon and Christian Book Distributors.
    God bless.
    Chris
    So Much At Home

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