And now, little children, abide in Him, that when He appears, we may have confidence and not be ashamed before Him at His coming. 1 John 2:28 NKJV
John was a very old man when he wrote these words. He was the last person alive who walked with the Jesus. He was the only man ever described as the disciple whom Jesus loved!
What does it mean to abide in Jesus? To abide in Jesus is to draw our very life from Him!
When Jesus returns He will say to some people; “Depart from me for I never knew you”. They will claim to have cast out demons and healed the sick. Jesus will not be moved.
In the thirteenth Chapter of the Gospel of John Jesus tells His disciples He will not be with them much longer. He tells the Disciples one of them will betray Him. The disciples are perplexed.
John was leaning on Jesus. Peter motions for John to ask Jesus who will betray Him. John draws closer to Jesus. John was hanging all over Jesus. He was reclining on Jesus. He was using the Lord to make Himself comfortable!
Sometimes the Lord will speak a word or a short phrase to me. Recently He said, “Draw near to me and I will draw near to you.” I know it was the Lord because there is a scripture verse with those very words. How can we draw near to Jesus?
In the morning I drink a cup of coffee and focus my attention on Jesus. These messages come from my time spent with Jesus and a cup of coffee. Sometimes when I go to bed I get comfortable under the covers and ask Jesus if we can spend some time together.
We can abide in the Lord by just hanging out with Him!
God wants us to spend time with Him in prayer today. He wants us to spend time in His Word today. Jesus is calling us into a relationship not a religion!
The ways you draw near to Jesus and abide in Him can be as unique as you are. The ways you spend time with Jesus can be as special as your relationship with Him is.
God did not create us to be robots or clones. He created us with unique personalities and characteristics. He created us with unique gifts and talents.
Spend time getting to know Jesus. Draw near to Him today.
Have a cup of Coffee or tea with Jesus. Abide in Him so you can have confidence and not be ashamed before Him at His second coming!
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