Monday, December 27, 2010
Abide in Christ
Psa 90:1 A Prayer of Moses the man of God. Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.
You gotta love Moses! He who dwelt in the palace the first trimester of his life, on the backside of the desert the 2nd, and in the Sinai wilderness the last, knew how to make God his dwelling place throughout. Good man, Moses!
We have here no permanent dwelling. Life on earth is transitional at best. We have no lease on life, no promise of tomorrow. We don't know about tomorrow, we just know WHO holds tomorrow!
To make God our dwelling place is the wisest of the wise decisions. It means contentment when all around us is uncertainty.
And so Christ, Who spoke so highly of Moses, adds to Moses' declaration by declaring no less than 9 times in John 15, "Abibe in me."
That is, Christ invites us to make our residence in Him, to dwell in Him, to continue with Him. By doing so, our prayers are answered, our joy is full and our fruit remains (see John 15:1-16).
A foot in the world and a foot in the Lord will never do, it needs to be full-throttle, head-first, all-in for Jesus and we will never be disappointed.
Are you making your dwelling place in the Lord or is your residence built on the slippery-slope of this world, awaiting the avalanche that will do you in? Abide in Christ, make Him your all in all, your life, your hope, your main-stay, your shield and defender. He will support you come what may.