Abide in Me

“Abide in Me, and I in you…” John 15:4

You would think that when God tells us to abide and remain in Him, this would be an easy thing to do, but it actually can prove quite challenging. Everything tries to pull us up and out of our seat. Things come from all directions to get us out of faith, out of love, out of the Spirit, and out of our place of rest in Him. The husband leaves you and the kids, and the Lord says, abide in Me. You lose your job without severance pay, and the Lord says, abide in Me. Your child gets arrested, and the Lord tells you to abide and remain in Him. The thing is, you’re not alone. The Lord is with you. And you’re not sitting idle, fiddling your thumbs. You are seated in Christ, seated with Him, and from that place, you pray, intercede, and petition the Lord. In that place of abiding, He answers you. Your warfare is to resist the pull to move from that place of remaining and resting in Him.

My sister, nothing can pluck you out of God’s hands. Nothing and no one. You would have to decide to move. Receive every bit of Holy Spirit’s help to remain in Christ. Receive all of His strength and might to remain in your trust in Him when everything is trying to pull you out and away. Stay in faith. Stay in love. Stay in the Spirit. Stay in peace. Stay the course. You can do all things through who strengthens you, including abiding in Him.

Prayer: Father, I hear you speaking to me, and I receive your instructions to stay and remain in you. I receive your help to not move out of my seat. Help me stay in the Spirit, in your love, in your peace, in your will, on your course for my life. Be glorified in me. In the name of Jesus, Amen.

19 thoughts on “Abide in Me”

  1. Praise God, Yes! But God is the one who is and the one who reigns on High. Thank you Father as you have kept me after losing my job for 12 years, my children who gave their hearts to you, and we’re baptized and no longer serving you, yet, you still have me in the palm of your hands. Thank you Jesus that even my business was taken from me but in all that you cleared my name. Thank you Lord for 8 years and ten months of trying to complete my high school diploma but you saw fit to finally release the diploma through a temporary pathway, and right after you blessed me in a Christian college University to find out that the school would close, but you would bless me to graduate with my associates three years later. Yet I will Praise you! As your ways are not our ways and your thoughts are greater!! I will yet still, β€œAbide.”

    1. Dear Sis-in-the-Lord Jeanette,
      Your testimony to the Lord’s Faithfulness is Wonderful – Full!!
      Thank you so much for strengthening my faith to Abide, believing that my kiddos and grandkiddos WILL come back to the Lord!
      β™₯️ Karen

  2. The Lord has spoken to me in such a deep sense of LOVE within my heart🫢 He has spoken to me through Your Devotional, and I give God the glory for using You my Sister 🫢to speak to my life (I will always abide in my Lord, the one who love me first) may the Lord continue to use You in such spiritual wayπŸ™ŒπŸ«Ά and I definitely know my life has been change with this devotionalπŸ™Œ thank you for letting the Holy Spirit lead youπŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ

  3. Bless you for this Word today… I wrote in my journal before reading that today is my TENACIOUS TUESDAY… I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me.
    I will resist the pull to move from that place of remaining, abiding and resting in Him.

  4. God’ know how much I needed this encouraging message & prayer. Thank you my dear beloved sister in Christ. May God always fill you up as He use you to reach us. You don’t know my dear sister how eagerly and excited I look forward to your devotion daily. Especially a message from the Father heart to me. It’s always on time.

  5. This hit me hard, This morning.
    But I thank God for his chastisement, I know that he said he only chastise those whom he Loves, so I welcome it and ask forgiveness for allowing myself to be moved last night.
    I surrender the thing, person to you Father and Thank you for forgiving me in Jesus Name I Pray Amen πŸ™πŸΎ πŸ™ŒπŸΎ

  6. πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯
    Prayer: Father, I hear you speaking to me, and I receive your instructions to stay and remain in you. I receive your help to not move out of my seat. Help me stay in the Spirit, in your love, in your peace, in your will, on your course for my life. Be glorified in me. In the name of Jesus, Amen.

  7. May the Lord strengthen and help to continually abide in the Lord. For the Glory of God. Thank you. Blessings, Shalom and Agape πŸ‘€πŸ™πŸ½β™₯οΈπŸ“–πŸ™ŒπŸ½

  8. Praise God he’s God almighty he sends his Word right on time i needed to read that my Spirit was down now i have Peace and Joy again πŸ™

  9. Lord, I needed this! Thank You! Thank you Sister Kesha for sharing this very relevant message. I pray that all of my sisters will know God’s love & peace

  10. Yes Lord and Amen! This devotional comes right on time! Father God in the name of Jesus help me to abide through obedience to the leading of the Holy Spirit.

  11. I feel like I am in a perpetual cycle of waiting, testing and trials!
    I am wrestling between this anthropological duality within me
    Spirit vs flesh
    Faith vs facts
    Ideal vs reality
    Revelation vs manifestation
    Pruning vs punishment
    I keep HEARING, πŸ—£οΈWHEN will the promises manifest…but I have to silence my flesh yield onto the spirit and BE STILL AND KNOW HE IS GOD!!!
    Jeremiah 29:11, Psalm 37, James 1:2 πŸ’œ

  12. My new goal is to abide in Him!
    Thank you Jesus for this new chapter of my life, it has Your fingerprints all over it…I lean not on my own understanding but look to You and I speak to my mountains about You and they are falling!

    With my hands lifted high, a smile on my face and my eyes up, I say,
    β€œThank You God!
    Thank You God!
    Thank You God!β€œ

  13. PRAISE GOD!!! πŸ™β€πŸ™ŒπŸ½
    So thankful HE helps me to stay in HIM , HIS love and provision. Be blessed today my sisters. Much love and prayers to you all πŸ₯°

  14. Thank you Sister Kesha for this timely message being posted NOW even though you wrote it in September!
    This post reminded me that the ONLY WAY to secure the Lord’s peace is to remain abiding in Him.
    Kesha, your devotionals have literally changed my life by strengthening my faith these past 4 years as Hubby and his dementia symptoms and I journey down the road of life.
    You, Kesha, have truly helped me stay the course!

  15. Oh my God, I was wolen out of a dream this morning that I knew was the devil. But I kept hearing Abibe in me and after I prayed and bound the devil I went to John 15 and began to read!

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