Beautifully Abiding in God

You have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer you who lives, but Christ lives in you; and the life you now live in the body you shall live by faith in the Son of God, Who loves you and gave Himself up for you (Galatians 2:20). As you keep His commandments, you will abide in His love and live on in it (John 15:10). For in Him you live and move and have your being (Acts 12:28).

As you love others, God abides in you and His love is brought to completion in you! By this you come to know that you abide in Him, and He in you, because He has given to you of His Holy Spirit (I John 4:12,13). God says, “I am the Almighty God; walk and live habitually before Me and be blameless, wholehearted, and complete (Genesis 17:1). I am the Vine, you are the branches. Whoever lives in Me and I in him will bear much fruit “ (John 15:5).

One thing must you ask of the Lord, that will you seek; that you may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of your life to behold and gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to meditate, consider and inquire in His temple (Psalm 27:4). God will guide you in His truth and faithfulness and teach you for He is the God of your salvation; for He only and altogether should you wait expectantly all the day long (Psalm 25:5). And, as you dwell in the secret place of the Most High you shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty (Whose power no foe can withstand)(Psalm 91:1).

May the Word spoken by Christ have its home in your heart and mind and dwell in you in all its richness, as you teach and admonish and train others in all insight and intelligence and wisdom, as you sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, making melody to God with His grace in your heart (Colossians 3:16). And, Christ through your faith shall actually dwell (settle down, abide, make His permanent home) in your heart! You shall be rooted deep in love and founded securely on love. You have the power and are strong to apprehend and grasp with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth of the cross; you shall really come to know practically, through experience for yourself the love of Christ which far surpasses mere knowledge; that you may have the richest measure of the divine Presence and be a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself (Ephesians 3:17-19)!