A Simple Abiding Plan…
One of the most important things we have been created and called to do is abide with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and a result of that abiding relationship empowers us to bear fruit.
Most believers want to abide, but they just need a plan.
Here are nine simple steps to help you in your abiding time:
Five Pillars of Abiding with the Lord
“I am the Vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.” “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.”
John 15:5 (NKJV) Psalms 91:1 (KJV)
What is abiding?
The Importance of Journaling
“These commandments that I give you TODAY are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the door frames of your houses and on your gates.”
Deuteronomy 6:4-9 (NIV)
FIVE PILLARS: Gratitude, Word, Where, What, & The Cross
“For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to Him…”
Romans 1:21 (NIV)
The Power of Gratitude
The Life & Power that is in the Word
I have hidden Your word in my heart that I might not sin against You.”
Psalm 119:11 (NIV)
“For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.”
Hebrews 4:12 (NIV)
Where did the Lord stop you and get your attention?
What is God saying to you about you?
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NIV)
Jesus said, “It is finished.”
John 19:30 (NIV)
It is finished
A Blessing for your Abiding Time
“The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make His face shine on you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn His face toward you and give you peace.”
Numbers 6:24-26 (NIV)