Is this a “Bible Word” – is this Christian language only? Seems mysterious
Greek Word: Meno (verb) To… “Be With” “Continue With” “Stay with” “to remain”
Be Present With
Abide: Be Present With: Engaged, Attentive to God
It is Conscious and Intentional
Ps. 139: 7-12 I can never escape from your Spirit! I can never get away from your presence! If I go up to heaven, you are there; if I go down to the grave, you are there. If I ride the wings of the morning, if I dwell by the farthest oceans, even there your hand will guide me, and your strength will support me. I could ask the darkness to hide me and the light around me to become night— but even in darkness I cannot hide from you. To you the night shines as bright as day. Darkness and light are the same to you.
Abide: To be present with
James 4:8 Come close to God and he will come close to you
Lean into God and he will lean into you – and that’s amazing!
A Daily Time / Any Time
Intentional meaningful time with God
Ps. 5:3 Listen to my voice in the morning, Lord. Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly.
Psalm 143:8 Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.
God’s Word Daily/ Devotions/ Quiet Time
Revelation 3:20 “Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends
Why is the Bible an essential food group?
Matt. 4:4 ‘People do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’
1 Peter 2:1-3 Like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may grow in respect to salvation
The Bible is God’s one-of-a-kind communication to us
2 Tim. 3:16-17 All Scripture is inspired by God
2 Peter 1:20-21 Above all, you must realize that no prophecy in Scripture ever came from the prophet’s own understanding, or from human initiative. No, those prophets were moved by the Holy Spirit, and they spoke from God.
2 Cor. 2:11 No one can know a person’s thoughts except that person’s own spirit, and no one can know God’s thoughts except God’s own Spirit. And we have received God’s Spirit (not the world’s spirit), so we can know the wonderful things God has freely given us.
Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is alive and powerful
The Bible is the only God-written library
What does the hungry habit of God’s Word Daily look like?
- Read a Proverb until something sticks out – thank him for his wisdom
- Ask him how you can apply this.
- Read a Psalm and let a verse guide you to thankfulness
- Write out a prayer of praise
- Read the book of Luke and Acts write down insights as they come.
- Ask God questions that you have. Ask God how you need to obey.
Hungry Habit: God’s Word Daily