Oh, girl, can I just tell you something?! One thing that is SO HARD for me is connecting with God throughout my day. Every morning I start off curled up on my couch with a hot cup of coffee and my Bible. Sometimes that time is sweet and refreshing. Other times it's hard to connect with God -- just like other relationships in my life! Is it like that for you too?!
It's not my time with the Lord and my coffee that's the problem. It all starts when I get up off my couch and do the next thing. Most days I'm totally guilty of leaving God right there on that couch -- with my Bible and empty mug. I continue about my day and occasionally (but not always) pray or try to recall something He taught me that morning. But it's hard.
In John 15, Jesus teaches us what it looks like to abide in Him. Verse 5 says, "I am the vine; you are the branches. The one who remains in me and I in him produces much fruit, because you can do nothing without me."
I can do NOTHING without Him. It's when I'm abiding in Christ that my time, energy, words, and efforts are fruitful for the Gospel. But, what does that look like practically? Gaze.Dwell.Remain. We look steadily and intently at God, dwell in His presence, and remain there with Him. 🙏🏻
We can't do this on our own. It's only through the power of the Holy Spirit living inside of us that we can remain in Christ all day.
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