Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. (John 15:4)
Do you hear His voice this morning, Beloved One?
He is calling out to you, calling you to come and abide.
I know you have so much on your plate, so many things that must get done.
But will you take just a moment to stop, to be still, to listen to His voice?
He says, “Come, Abide, for I long to bring rest to your heart.”
And you stop, but for a moment, yet your heart still races.
You move to and fro, checking off your tasks,
“Just one more load of laundry”,
“Just one more dirty dish to wash”.
“Just one more lunch to make, oh and dinner must be made.”
Beloved, you cannot abide when your heart is in so many places.
Those are all good things, but you must leave them but for a moment
So that He can breathe His life into Your Spirit.
Your heart is heavy, but He promises to lighten your load.
“Come, My Daughter, Come!
Come, Abide and let me fill you to overflowing.
Come, stay for a while. Those other things can wait.
Come away with Me. Come abide in Me. Come, remain in My love.”
For to truly abide, one must stay.
To remain in His presence, to cling to the Vine.
This is the source of your strength.
As you cling to Him, He will pour His love into your heart through His Words.
His Words bring light and life to your spirit.
If you abide (remain) in Him, His Words abide (remain) in you.
And when the Word of God is overflowing in your heart,
It gives you the power and strength to go and do what He’s called you to do,
bearing much good fruit along the way.
So, Daughters of God, rise up!
Run away with Him, just for a moment
and allow Him to fill you to overflowing today.
He’s waiting for you to come.
“Come, abide, My love. Come abide in Me.”
I am linking up with Jane at Girl Meets Paper today for Monday Morning Meditation. Care to join me?
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