Do you ever feel like you are trying to be a “Super Christian” instead of simply Abiding in Christ?
I know there are many times I am so overwhelmed in life that I forget to slow down. I can hardly dwell in one place for more than a few seconds physically and this quick pace effects my spiritual life too. I was reminded this week that I am called to abide in Christ. Abiding in Christ is a lengthy study in and of itself, but the big idea for me this week was to take time to be in the Word and let the Word dwell in me richly (Colossians 3:16).
I am fairly certain that you can relate. The summer days run into weeks, the weeks turn into months, and the month of June just flew by… We all have a plethora of activities, events, organizations, and individuals vying for our time. We all want to be “Super” in the eyes of God and those around us, but far to often our dependence upon ourselves leads to unbiblical heights. God doesn’t need our “Super” human abilities to accomplish his work and we typically find that out after we are exhausted. He simply wants us to abide, remain, dwell, and stay in the Word of God and in a biblical mindset.
Please take some time to prayerfully consider where you are trying to be “Super” (relying on yourself) instead of Abiding in Christ as you review this list below. As believers we have eternal security in Christ because of His finished work on the cross. This same power that defeated sin & death is readily available in Christ and should cause us to dwell with Him in every aspect of life. I adapted this chart from a ministry to home school moms, (www.abidingmom.blogspot.com), because there are abundant truths for us all.
John 15:4 Abide in Me, and I you.