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Abide

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Reading: Psalm 22: 25-31

Verse 29: “All who go down to the dust will kneel before Him”.

Today’s passage from Psalm 22 has both a present and a future sense to it. Overall the Psalm is about worshipping and abiding in God’s presence. Verse 26 reads, “they who seek the Lord will praise Him”. What we find when we seek God does lead us to praise God. The psalmist also writes of a future time. Verse 30 reads, “future generations will be told about the Lord”. The continued telling of and living out of our faith will help future generations to know God and to have faith in Him.

In order for us to tell of and to live out our faith we have to have a relationship that abides daily in Christ. To do so, we must practice our spiritual disciplines. This begins with daily time with God. Each day we need to spend time in the Word and in prayer. Finding a time and space each day to abide in God keeps Him always at the center of our life. When God is whom we abide in, God is who flows out of our life through our words and actions. Both how we live our life and the stories of faith that we share help our families and the “future generations” to know of and to have a personal relationship with the Lord.

Worship and thanksgiving are also means to abide in the Lord. When we gather to praise and pray and hear the Word proclaimed we are renewed and strengthened for our personal faith journey. Corporate worship is an essential faith discipline that connects us not only to God but also to each other. A personal part of our worship is our thanksgiving. Taking time to name and give specific thanks for the work of God in our lives helps us to stay in love with God. This essential helps us to abide even deeper in God and His love.

When we abide daily in faith, then we are assured of His presence each day in our lives and we also live with an assurance about our eternity. Both are blessings of nourishing our relationship with God daily. Verse 29 reminds us, “All who go down to the dust will kneel before Him”. The word ‘all’ is pretty inclusive. So this week may we live our faith out loud so that all we meet will experience the light and love of Jesus Christ in their lives too. May Christ brightly shine in us so that others may invite Him to abide in them as well.

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One thought on “Abide

  1. I WILL SING UNTO MY LORD, (OFF KEY) ๐Ÿ™‚ I KNOW THAT THE LORD IS GOD,
    HE HAS MADE ME.
    THE LORD IS OUR PERSONAL GOD., DWELLING IN ME.
    GOD POWERAND HOLINESS ARE INCOMPARABLE.
    GOD IN MERCY GUIDES HIS PEOPLE.

    THE WICKED FEAR THE POWER OF GOD.
    GOD IS ABLE TO MAKE GRACE ABOUND TOWARD US, ๐Ÿ™‚ HIS GRACE IS WONDERFUL.

    LORD SHOW ME THE RIGHT SEAT,
    FIND ME THE FITTING TASK
    GIVE ME THE WILLING HEART.

    ALL PRAISE TO THEE, MY GOD THIS DAY, FOR ALL BLESSINGS OF THE LIGHT.
    KEEP ME , O KEEP ME, BENEATH THINE OWN ALMIGHTY WINGS THIS DAY.
    THE LORD BLESS ME AND KEEP ME , THE LORD MAKE HIS FACE SHINE UPON ME AND BE GRACIOUSE U TO ME THIS DAY.
    THE LORD IS IN HIS HOLY TEMPLE . I LOVE HIM SO.

    AMEN. .

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