Abide

I’m reading through the book of John and just finished the portion where Jesus talks about abiding in Him.

I’m also listening to the audiobook “Battlefield of the Mind” by Joyce Meyer. She just now mentioned in the book about abiding, so I know this is where I am to focus.

I see so much of the world in me and the need to abide more in Jesus and His word. It’s so true what John says when he says “less of me and more of Him.” This is so much easier said than done for me.

It can be very frustrating, but it was years ago when I made a vow unto the Lord that no matter how many times I fall, I will always get back up and move forward.

There are some that would say I’m walking the fence of my salvation trying to earn my salvation. I know my salvation is secure and a gift through my measure of faith. This is a working out of my sanctification. Faith without works is dead. It is not only loving my neighbor as myself, but ridding the world within me to make more room for Jesus, because the more I abide in Him, the more peace I have. The more I abide in Him, the more love I have. The more I abide in Him, the sweeter life is to His glory and my joy.

Learning to abide in Jesus, in a world that denies our Lord, and strives to abide in what it offers. Chaos, greed, selfishness, violence, hate.

Philippians 4:8 – Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.