Galatians 4:7 – Heirs through Christ
September 13, 2014
Ephesians 2:7 – Exceeding Riches of Grace
September 15, 2014
Galatians 4:7 – Heirs through Christ
September 13, 2014
Ephesians 2:7 – Exceeding Riches of Grace
September 15, 2014

John 15:4 – Abiding In Jesus

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

While meditating on this verse the Lord reminded me of an incident more than 35 years ago. Our daughter was just a baby. We had gone to Knott’s Berry farm in Southern California, and her Daddy was carrying her in his arms as they walked down the asphalt walkway from a ride that we had enjoyed. They had marked the edge of the walkway with large rock so people would stay on the path, but as the walkway turned and with my husband carrying our daughter on the side closest to the large rocks, he couldn’t see the rocks and stumbled over them. It all happened so fast you really don’t have time to do anything. He fell, but he had immediately pulled our daughter into his chest covering her and she wasn’t hurt at all. He tore his good pants and had a scrap on his knee but everyone was okay.

Our daughter was abiding in her Daddy–safe in his arms. She wasn’t afraid and she didn’t cry. Her Daddy held her safe as she abided in him.

What a picture of the abiding of our Heavenly Father’s presence in us and our place/position of abiding in Him. Strong’s Talking Greek & Hebrews Dictionary says that the Greek word for abide is a primary verb μένω (menō) meaning to stay (in a given place, state, relation or expectancy), abide, continue, dwell, endure, be present, remain, stand. I hope you getting a better picture of abiding in Jesus and Jesus abiding in you?

Did you also catch that this verb refers to expectancy. You can’t expect anything if you don’t believe you’ll receive anything. Expectancy is spiritual hope – a confident expectation of God’s goodness and grace soon to be manifested.

Every time you come to the Lord, your expectancy should rise because He is faithful and abiding in you. You’ll continue to abide in Him as you rest in His arms of love, grace, joy, provision, healing—whatever you need.