Sunday, June 25, 2017

Daily Fountain 2017 - Abide And Be Blessed In Christ







Sunday June 25
Trinity 2

Bible Reading:     John. 15: 6 - 11
Topic:         Abide And Be Blessed In Christ

'To abide' means to stay, to continue in a place, to remain stable or fixed in some state or condition. 'to have one's abode, to dwell, to reside, to sojourn, to endure, to remain and to last'

It is good for us to confess that we are Christians (Rom. 9: 10); but your character tells better the story. Your character develops over time as you abide in Christ. The life a Christian lives  is what helps him to develop a distinct character for himself.

"Anyone who does not abide is cast out as a branch and is withered and thrown into the fire to burn" (v. 16)

Abiding enables us to draw strength, grace, unction for godly living and every other good things from the Lord.

Avoid the great danger of not abiding in Christ which predisposes us to the risk of being cut off as a dead branch of a tree that is cut and thrown away and men pick it for firewood.

In order to abide, love the things that please God - read and keep His Commandments, delight yourself in His Words, deny yourself of the pleasures of the world and take your cross and follow Him, living a prayerful life.

Prayer
In Your Name, dear Lord Jesus, make me abide so as to be a full partaker of the blessings in Christ, Amen.

Memory Verse             John. 15: 7
"If ye abide in Me, and My Words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will and it shall be done unto you."

Source:     The Daily Fountain 2017
(The Daily Devotional Guide of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion)

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