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Week 51 Day 4
Abide in God
in God's love
How do we do that?
It starts with a desire on our part to do so
and if we don't have that desire
then it begins with a prayer that
God will give us the desire to abide in him
From there we must take steps that move us in God's direction
sometimes it requires that we
turn from something else
and set our face toward God
John Wesley listed some things that help
he called them "means of grace"
means whereby we put ourselves
in a position
to receive what God wants to give us
They include such actions as
prayer - corporate and private
Bible reading and study
the Lord's supper
service to others
That should do for starters.
It is promised to those
who love, obey and have fellowship with God.
I John 4 & 5
13By this we know that we abide in Him, and He in us,
because He has given us of His Spirit. 14We have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son as Savior of the world. 15Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.
17Love is perfected in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world. 18There is no fear in love; perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. He who fears has not been made perfect in love. 19We love Him because He first loved us. 20 If someone says, "I love God," and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen? 21He who loves God must love his brother also.
1Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God.
2By this we know that we love the children of God, when we
love God and keep His commandments, 3which are not a
burden. 4For whatever is born of God overcomes the world.
This is the victory that has overcome the world--our faith.
5Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes
that Jesus is the Son of God?
6This is He who came by water and blood--Jesus Christ;
not only by water, but by water and blood. It is the Spirit
who bears witness, because the Spirit is truth. 7There are
three that bear witness in heaven; the Father, the Word, and
the Holy Spirit; and these three are one. 8There are three that bear witness on earth: the Spirit, the water, and the blood; and these three agree as one.
9 If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is
greater. 10He who does not believe God has made Him a liar, because he has not believed the testimony that God has given of His Son. 11This is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. 12He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son does not have life.
13These things I have written, that you may know that you
have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the
name of the Son of God. This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV
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