John 15 Abiding- As My Role

Abide, ABIDE! Help me abide in You daily, each minute, in my joy, in my stress, in my loneliness, in my health, in my heart, actions and thoughts, words, feelings, responses. What is there in me of any worth without You in it, Lord?

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Credit: Georgia Greer

My “kingdom equity” is for you. Everything in my “realm” of control, influence, life, my choices, my body, my job, my work each day, my family, my attitude, my innermost thoughts, my fears, hopes, desires, plans and thanksgivings; these things are my realm, my kingdom equity all for You. Let me not forget You my King. You are the Only and True King.

When I abide, I can ask for whatever (of Jesus, in Jesus name, for the glory of the Father) and it will be done. That is because my asking is fully His desire too, when I am abiding in Him. We are One so oneself cannot be divided. I must abide in Him, with a lower case “i”.

The letter “i” is a good visual: Jesus, as my head, the dot, and myself as the upright and fully inline with the head, nothing wandering or bending out from under that headship.

Thus as ā€œiā€ abide in Him, I know Him and His desires and will ask for the necessary, the blessed and right things. It will glorify the Father.

Abiding asking glorifies God.

How am I asking God? Am I asking from a place of abiding “i”? Or am ā€œIā€ doing the asking? Where do my desires come from? He is so much greater, so much wiser and the joy of “i” over “I” desires, has such greater depth and fruit.

Lord I submit to You. Let me be “i” under You, help me to look to You in all I do. To reflect You in my thoughts and actions. Teach me daily, lead me gently, help my heart heal and grow to Your glory. Show me Your way of love for and toward all You have created. Recreate me in You. I trust You as my designer, my playwright, my director in the production of my life to be shaped into the character You need for Your story. Thank you for casting me in a Your production!