Abide – Part 5

Abide: To remain and stay attentive, to be present with God  

“To abide in Christ means to keep up a habit of constant close communion with Him–to be always leaning on Him, resting on Him, pouring out our hearts to Him, and using Him as our Fountain of life and strength, as our chief Companion and best Friend. To have His words abiding in us, is to keep His sayings and precepts continually before our memories and minds, and to make them the guide of our actions and the rule of our daily conduct and behavior.” 

Daily Time – intentional, meaningful time with God  

Hungry Habits – Devotions  

Isaiah 40:31 but those who hope/wait in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. 

Hungry Habit of Continual Praise 

“But when the new year started I began a gratitude journal where I wrote 3 things that I was thankful for every day before I went to bed. That act of gratitude at the end of the day quickly rolled over into the next morning. It’s definitely something I’m going to continue to practice. I’m certainly not 100% better, but I notice it has made a difference for me.”  

STARStop, Take a Breath, AppreciateRespond  

Hungry Habit of the captured-mind: “Spirit what would you have me think?” 

Additional Hungry Habits? 

Grace is Supernatural Power

2 Corinthians 9:8And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed – His supernatural power, to do what we could not on our own 

Acts 4:33 And with great power the apostles were giving testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and abundant grace was upon them all.  

James 4:6 But He gives a greater grace. Therefore it says, “God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” 

1 Peter 5:5 You younger men, likewise, be subject to your elders; and all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, for God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble  

2 Cor. 3:5 Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God. 

Grace is God’s empowering  

Admit you are empty and ask 

Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.  

Continue in the Grace of God  

Acts 13:43 Now when the meeting of the synagogue had broken up, many of the Jews and of the God-fearing proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas, who, speaking to them, were urging them to continue in the grace of God 

Colossians 2:6 Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him 

I can’t do this – give me your grace to ____  

Hungry Habit: Admit you are empty and ask