Abiding in LOVE. Is it More about Trust than Will Power?

Updated: Jun 3, 2019

March 10, 2017

Do we will Ourselves to Abide in Jesus? www.jeffreynoldsonedesire.blogspot.com

Paul trusted Jesus way beyond his own abilities.  II Timothy 1:12

"That is why I am suffering here in prison. But I am not ashamed of it, for I know the one in whom I trust, and I am sure that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him[a] until the day of his return."

Abiding in Jesus is the same.  Trust and rest in Jesus' ability.  We are called to trust his ability to keep us. "It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery."  Gal 5:1

Abiding in Jesus is the most freeing and elevating relationship available to us in our life journey. Abiding in Jesus is a full circle of fullness.

"And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.  Ephesians 1:22

"All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me." Matt 28:18

Abiding is not simply being in prayer, reading the word or having a quiet time.  This is the best place to start learning to abide.  But it is not the fullness of abiding.

The fullness of abiding in Jesus is a full circle.

Jesus is the secret we've been given

 Enter in....  his presence is an open door invitation to the depths of love.

Abide in him....remain in his love all day walking in the Spirit

Obey his voice....the full circle of abiding is to join Jesus in doing the will of the Father, loving the world, going with the gospel and carrying his Kingdom everywhere we go!

Many focus their "abiding" on times set aside with God.  

Then when they exit that time they have no real sense of his abiding presence.  

Jesus said, "And surely, I am with you always, to the very end of the age."  Matthew 28:20

He never leaves us or forsakes us.

We simply learn so see, hear and know him in all of life.

The reality of God's presence is without boarders of time....

Without boarders of feeling....

Without boarders of location....

The reality is the presence of the Lord Jesus is all the time presence,

in all places, through all circumstances.  

He is present in the world everywhere.  

But more important he is present with us.

His habitations are like deeply rooted trees

Disciples learn to walk in the Spirit and know this presence in everything.

Oh What JOY!  

We enter into grace and love and his presence through and in the power of his blood and the redemptive grace.  

We walk in by faith.  We abide in faith.  Trust and the power of grace through faith fill us with the knowledge of his love and grace empowers our way.  

Oh What JOY!

Abiding that sticks in his presence all day long is rooted in love and obedience.

The full circle of abiding is not simply waiting on God and being in his presence.

It includes the way of obedience and walking by faith in the Spirit.

The fullness of abiding is found in walking in his presence all day, everywhere, in all things.  

This is how we pray without ceasing.  

This is how we abide in an unbroken presence of the Lord Jesus.

We walk in the Spirit through the day.

We live and breath and move as a living sacrifice.

We obey his voice, commands and serve the Lord in the world.

We love like him.

We abide in his love for the world and lay down our lives like he did.  I John 3:16

Oh What JOY!  

Abide full circle in the fullness of his presence and love today!

It is our inheritance in the Victorious Lord Jesus.   

    His habitations are a cool breezy beach!


    HE never leaves us or forsakes us.  

 Where can I go from your Spirit?

Where can I flee from your presence?

8If I go up to the heavens, you are there;

if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.

9If I rise on the wings of the dawn,

if I settle on the far side of the sea,

10even there your hand will guide me,

your right hand will hold me fast.

11If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me

and the light become night around me,”

12even the darkness will not be dark to you;

the night will shine like the day,

for darkness is as light to you.

Psalms 139:7-12

Rather, set yourself to understanding, growing and abiding in his presence.

Learn to see him all day.  Learn to see him in everything.  

Unless you become as little children

You will not see the Kingdom of Heaven.

Get your Hopes UP Get your desire for HIM awake. Never settle for a Divided Daunted Hindered HEART.   YOU were made for something so much more amazing and free!

Some paths you can take once you step into the Sun! Be with HIM. Be sent by HIM.

These two simple foundations create a motion and reality in your walking in the Spirit that is constant and effective.  The Kingdom will begin to move in and through you by faith on a daily basis.  You will not only do great things in the power of the Spirit but you will be full of the great love of God that is steadfast and immovable.  

Get these two foundations in prayer!   How's your 24?   How's your prayer walk?   Sowing into prayer is the greatest avenue for consistent joy in Jesus than any other thing out there.   

Take a new step into the depths and riches of knowing Jesus.  Pray.

Start today.  5 mins listening to or reading the Scripture and Psalm 27:14 wait for the Lord. Grab some time and steal away with Jesus.   He is remarkable to be around.   You will tap into the grace of God. The Father sent Jesus to restore us to him and he is longing to know us in Christ.  (John 17:3)

1. 10 Keys to Praying with Power http://jeffreynoldsonedesire.blogspot.com/2014/11/10-keys-to-praying-with-power-moving.html

2. 10 Keys to Sustaining Supernatural Life  http://jeffreynoldsonedesire.blogspot.com/2014/12/10-keys-to-sustaining-life-in.html

3. Why is the Prayer House Empty? http://jeffreynoldsonedesire.blogspot.com/2014/11/why-is-prayer-house-empty-or-is-it.html

4. Intimacy with Jesus Beyond Religion?

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Jeff Reynolds   ---

Brother Jeff

Jeff Reynolds Sr. Leader Capstone Christian

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