When can I go into His arms, and snuggle into the bosom of my sweet Father? When I need to, any time I yearn for that safe place, when I am frightened, confused, and just don’t know the answers to life, I go and abide in Him. I have learned the hard way, my way doesn’t always work so well.
When I make prideful mistakes, or even honest mistakes, He offers me no condemnation, but a sweet guidance, care unimaginable and has the perfect solution to each and every need. He is my branch. My solid foundation, I am the vine; as I stay connected to him, he cleans me up, sheds the unnecessary weeds in my life that I collect along the way, whether by choice, or put on me by others expectations.
I become more fruitful when he weeds away the messy gunk. I don’t ever sense being alone, because He is near. How do I know he is near? Because I choose to have him closer to me than anything in this world; and he offers me a sense of wholeness, peace and joy.
I abide in my Father, and my Father abides in me. What an assurance I have in that verse.
It is not just obedience that I long to offer Him, but my heart, and all I do. I yearn for more of Him. Every day is a new chance to draw closer into more of who he is, and the further I rely on God, the calmer I become, the more wisdom he offers me. This does not happen over night, because living with the Savior, is a daily walk. Each season of life brings new struggles to learn from, and prospect for new growth. Often, pride rises up, wanting to do life my way. Oh, it happens to me, ad to the best of us. It rears it’s ugly head. But I know when that happens, I can push that away, and RUN into my Jesus arms for help. (sometimes it takes me a bit longer to release that sense of pride, but I know the signs!)
but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body,
I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me
and gave himself for me.
I need Jesus, I want Jesus. I am more in love with Him, the more I know His presence, and purpose for my life. I am confidant in who I am in Him. He offers me the very best equipment I need to live this life to the unique fullness he purposed for me. He has the same plan for you! You are His special design. How awesome is that ?
When we live in Him, we will go through trials. Satan comes to kill our walk with Him. To many give up and give in because the struggle gets intense, But the more intense it gets, the more we know we are on the track of freedom in Christ. (who wants to live in bondage and in chains?).
Satan has stolen much from me, tried to stomp all over me when I am / was at my weakest. He has taken time, emotions, sickness, finances and even tried to get some of my purpose.
But I know the Word says, greater is HE in me, than anything this world can take. So, I declare, I want my stuff back. I am stronger than I’ve ever been. I stand on the Rock of my Salvation. Jesus IS greater in me – in ALL areas of my life, even when I mess up!!!!
I will longer let doubt, fear, worry, concern, confusion, desperation or frustration take any part of my life, my mind body or soul.
Let’s pray: Oh, heavenly Father, you are so sweet to love us so. Just like a loving daddy, you yearn for us to run into your arms and offer an unconditional love and grace to each of your children. I love you so. Thank you for giving me new life, and living it to the full! I desire more of you every day Lord, show me your ways. Joy fills my heart because of you and am gonna praise you forever! ♥♥♥ In your name, Amen!
John 10:10 The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.
John 15:4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me.