Abide in Christ: May 7th


“And live, above all, day by day in the blessed truth that, as He Himself, the living Christ Jesus, is your wisdom, your first and last care must ever be this alone—to abide in Him.”

We abide with Christ for the sake of being with Christ, then Himself as wisdom will be added to us. Wisdom comes from abiding.

A prayer of thankfulness came to my heart after reading this chapter,

Thank you for being my wisdom. You have always been my wisdom even when I did not realize it as so.  Thank you that you have made me one with yourself so that I may know you.  You have revealed to me, that it is from this place of oneness that everything flows.  Thank you that you have given us wisdom in the form of a person so that we cannot have it apart from you, because I want you for you not for anything you can give me. Thank you that you have made such great wisdom available to the lowest and simplest of persons. I love you and you are so much greater than I have ever imagined.


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    Bridget Babione
    May 7, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    “your first and last care must ever be this alone – to abide in Him”

    How sweet and simple He makes it. How gloriously sweet and beautifully simple HE makes it.

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      Larry Aubry
      May 7, 2015 at 7:46 pm

      I truly loved your prayer of thankfulness and felt your sincerity through the words on the page.

      Your comment about our first and last care must ever be to abide in Him is so true. I must admit that was my first care this morning, to abide in Him, but this morning looks nothing like this evening. The day has been challenging on a personal level and even more so on a professional one with tremendous work related pressures. A weekend of rain is in the forecast and I decided to mow the grass so it wouldn’t get out of hand. It takes around 3 hours to complete and it usually is a good time for me to reflect on the day and our Lord but I found myself getting angry about so many things that by this evening I didn’t even want to read today’s post. I’m glad I did and just tossed my concerns and cares on Him since it took so much effort for me to hang on to them. The problems are still there but just as the author stated, “Abiding in Him, the mind will be calmed and freed from passion, the judgement cleared and strengthened…” Thank you Jesus


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        Bridget Babione
        May 9, 2015 at 12:22 pm

        “since it took so much effort for me to hang onto them” Isn’t that the truth! How heavy so much of what we hang onto it, and we aren’t even meant to hang onto it. “Cast all your cares on Me.” He really, truly means it. Beautiful encouragement, Larry.

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    May 7, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    This chapter was esp timely and encouraging for me today. In the past few weeks, the Lord has taken me on a deeper walk with Him with my Crohn’s Disease. I am in a phase where I’m moving forward in sustaining a greater level of health in which He has opened my spiritual eyes in how to see Him and walk in Him as my ‘discipline’. He has very practically used my relationship with food as the shadow of my relationship with ‘eating’ of Him. Today I was doing some extensive research on one of my symptoms, searching for insight and solutions but there wasnt any life in it. I became discouraged, frustrated and boggled down from information overload. I retreated to spend time with Christ and He brought the words of this chapter back to me. My walk with Him right now in this is not about me seeking the knowledge of wisdom for my body but it’s about me seeking Him alone….abiding in Him….focusing on my oneness with Him who is wisdom and peace. There is no greater guide than His spirit. He reminded me that my journey in this deeper walk with Him with crohns is more about a deeper dependence and trust in Him. The heart of it is not about greater health–He is the greater. Not that greater health isn’t important for me, but my body will organically bear healthy fruit as I abide in Him and walk by His wisdom in His time. So thankful that my body belongs to Him and no disease has claim to me eternally. Thankful that He is a practical God who is faithful and embodies wisdom.

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      Bridget Babione
      May 9, 2015 at 12:20 pm

      Amen, sister! Our lives on this earth are but a breath, despite how-on going, chronic disease may make us feel. We have our eyes fixed on Jesus, the Eternal One, where our real lives are, and can abide no matter the circumstances; health or sickness, plenty or want, peace or war. And often, always if we will let Him, He uses our circumstances as teaching material. Truly ALL things work together for good for those called according to His purpose.

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