Monday, January 05, 2009

Layout includes supplies from
"Prayer and Praise Collection" by Thao Cosgrove and
"His and Her's Collection" by Angie Briggs.

I'm taking a hint from Mandy and choosing a word for the year. This is a word that I have been meditating on for some time. The word abide is mentioned countless times in the bible...

He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. PSA 91:1

But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he [is] like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' soap: MAL 3:2

I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness. JHN 12:46

Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. JHN 15:4

If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast [them] into the fire, and they are burned. JHN 15:6

If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. JHN 15:7

If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love. JHN 15:10

Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning. If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father.
1 JHN 2:24

But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him. 1 JHN 2:27

And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming. 1 JHN 2:28

These are just a few that stood out to me. Many of them involve precious promises. Promises that are for me. I want to know what it means to abide. He said abide IN me, not with me. How much closer can you get to him, In him. I read the words and my puny little mind just can't seem to wrap around them. There are also many with warnings.....what will happen if we don't abide. I don't want to be one of those. It must be a place of perfect peace, justice, and immeasurable love. I am praying for a full revelation this year of what it means to truly ABIDE in Him.


Pixel Fairy Princess said...

I real - really enjoyed reading this, and I amay need to join you guys and pick a word too :D

Ladybug hugs,

Mandy said...

Yes! This is a great word. I love it. Can't wait to see what God teaches you about this.

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