Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. ~John 15:4, ESV
I had the opportunity to reflect on this question recently as I read our weekly scripture a couple weeks back.
What does abiding look like in this season?
This is what came to mind:
Abiding with Jesus looks like not running ahead of Him to do my own thing.
It means tarrying with Him until He gives me the next instruction.
It means resting in His timeline instead of looking toward others (or social media) to define mine for me.
It means dancing to the beat of Jesus’ drum, not my own.
It means sitting first, at His feet, so that He can pour into me and then give me instructions on how I am to serve others–a message He gave me a few years ago and reminded me of recently.
It means continuing to stay under the careful pruning of my Father as He continues to cut away any remaining calluses on my heart, any bitterness or resentment I have against anyone.
It means being still in this season with Him and trusting that He is God.
He is my refuge.
He is my strength.
He is my very present help in trouble.
As you meditate on this scripture during the week, ask yourself:
What does abiding look like for me in this season of waiting?