Are You Constantly Abiding In Christ?

*Abiding in Christ

Dear Friends,
I am reading and learning about ABIDING in the love of God. It is so important to ABIDE in Him CONSTANTLY! We are encouraged to pray without ceasing.

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

This verse once puzzled me. If I prayed all day long how would I make a living, fellowship with others, and enjoy the many blessings God has provided?

Now I understand that prayer is not just petitions and thanks. To pray without ceasing means to ABIDE in Christ. This means a constant awareness of His presence and a constant state of being in Him. This is accomplished through words of thanks, songs of worship and praise, listening for His voice, meditation, resting in His presence, thinking about His promises, even talking to Him about the sunset and starry night. He wants our fellowship.

We can ABIDE in Christ while we enjoy our family and friends, serve, work our jobs, mister to the Body of Christ, and enjoy our many blessings. The key is …. DO ALL THESE THINGS with God always in your thoughts.

When two or more are gathered in His name…. He is in our presence. He inhabits the praises of His people, He created the wonders of nature and is thrilled when we thank Him for the sunrise or snow capped mountain.

I pray you practice ABIDING in Christ THROUGHOUT YOUR DAY.