ABIDING

John 15:4-5 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in ME.

A few months ago I was meditating on what it means to ABIDE IN HIM AND HE IN me!!! I asked the Lord “what does it really mean, help me to understand this scripture”. I get that a branch cannot bear fruit without the vine and I get that without Christ my life will not bear fruit, what I was really asking was for the Father to give me a picture of what it looks like to abide in HIM and He in me.

Later that day I was making myself a coffee, I have a Nespresso coffee machine and I always put the milk in first, then the coffee pours on top of the milk and then I stir it, and as I stirred the coffee (you need to use your imagination to get what I am saying) and watched the milk and the coffee blend together, I heard the LORD whisper to my heart “that is how I abide in you and you in ME; nothing can seperate us”. I thought about that and then I realised that once that coffee (HOLY SPIRIT) is poured on top of the milk (me) there is no way that I can remove the milk from the coffee or the coffee from the milk (see photo).

This morning when I woke up I sensed that I needed to share my very practical revelation with you, I pray that it will encourage you and cause you to see afresh today that once you have given your life to Jesus and accepted HIM as your Lord and Master, you ABIDE in HIM and HE ABIDES in you.

Nothing can seperate you from HIS LOVE, no matter where you go or what you do, HE is with you, there is no one that can seperate you from HIM. Romans 8:38-39 confirms that “And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’d love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow – not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below – indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in CHRIST JESUS our Lord.

What ever your situation is today, meditate on the fact that you are not alone, HE is in this situation with you; together you can face tomorrow because HE enables you. HE ABIDES in you and you abide in HIM.

Love and blessings
Grethe


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