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Lately I've been contemplating a phrase-"Abiding in Christ". My dad was at a men's retreat a few weeks ago over the weekend, so a lady from church taught for the ladies that Sunday. The main theme was abiding in Christ. Since then it's been a running theme lately! The Bible study Wednesday night, several devotional books I've been reading. Could God be trying to tell me something? Hmmm...nawwww...just a coincidence! *WINK* Anyway, the book (besides the Bible) that got me thinking about it was by Eric and Leslie Ludy-"When God Writes Your Life Story". They used the example of a young man who gave God the choice of going to this college or that college. And a young women who liked a Christian guy, but he was interested in her friend. She was praying that God would change the situation.
Is that me? Am I giving God a "choice" between two things? Am I restricting Him to only certain things He can do with me life? Am I truly asking for His wisdom, or am I asking for His stamp of approval on what I want? Do I only want His will in my life if it's "comfortable"?
It's a constant surrendering daily of my hopes, dreams and plans. I can never stop seeking Him. If I stop seeking God, I slide back. I have a really hard time not trying to plan out my future. I'd like to know right now what I'm doing after I graduate. I've asked God time and again what I'm supposed to be doing. The message I keep receiving, is to rest in Him. Abide in Him. Don't worry about the future, He's got it. I just need to abide in Him, and surrender to His will. It may be that He has something completely different in mind for me, something better than I could ever imagine. Abide in Christ.
"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Proverbs" 3:5-6