Abiding In Christ
We have to fully abide in Christ by faith to have an overflowing life. It is being in Him so He can do what needs to be done in and through us.
Rest upon His Words (The Word of God). He speaks to the still heart.
Our service is the life of Jesus living through a fragile vessel of clay who is at rest in Him with the peace of God filling his heart. If we are at rest we'll be an answer to a weary soul. Isaiah 40:25-31, Hebrews 12:1-3
25 To whom then will you liken Me, that I should be equal to him? says the Holy One. 26 Lift up your eyes on high and see! Who has created these? He Who brings out their host by number and calls them all by name; through the greatness of His might and because He is strong in power, not one is missing or lacks anything. 27 Why, O Jacob, do you say, and declare, O Israel, My way and my lot are hidden from the Lord, and my right is passed over without regard from my God? 28 Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, does not faint or grow weary; there is no searching of His understanding. 29 He gives power to the faint and weary, and to him who has no might He increases strength [causing it to multiply and making it to abound]. 30 Even youths shall faint and be weary, and [selected] young men shall feebly stumble and fall exhausted; 31 But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] shall change and renew their strength and power; they shall lift their wings and mount up [close to God] as eagles [mount up to the sun]; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired.
1 THEREFORE THEN, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses [who have borne testimony to the Truth], let us strip off and throw aside every encumbrance (unnecessary weight) and that sin which so readily (deftly and cleverly) clings to and entangles us, and let us run with patient endurance and steady and active persistence the appointed course of the race that is set before us, 2 Looking away [from all that will distract] to Jesus, Who is the Leader and the Source of our faith [giving the first incentive for our belief] and is also its Finisher [bringing it to maturity and perfection]. He, for the joy [of obtaining the prize] that was set before Him, endured the cross, despising and ignoring the shame, and is now seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
3 Just think of Him Who endured from sinners such grievous opposition and bitter hostility against Himself [reckon up and consider it all in comparison with your trials], so that you may not grow weary or exhausted, losing heart and relaxing and fainting in your minds.
We are to praise and thank our wonderful Savior for what has all ready been accomplished for us. It has been delivered to us already. This is what He told the people as they conquered Jericho. "I have already delivered it." It was now their responsibility to take possession of it though it looked impossible.
My Jesus, my Savior, Lord there is none like You
All of my days I want to praise
The wonder of your mighty love.
My comfort, my shelter. Tower of refuge and strength
Let every breath, all that I am, never cease to worship You.
Shout to the Lord all the earth let it sing
Power and majesty, praise to our King
Mountains bow down and the seas will roar
At the sound of You Name
I sing for joy at the work of your Hands
Forever I'll love you, forever I'll stand
Nothing compares to the promise I have in You.
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