Abiding (Still)

Jesus said, “I am the Door” and beckoned us to walk through. Once inside He urges us to dwell there where He is.

I’m clinging friends, and feasting and reading along with our pastor leading us through John 15, where we’ve been dwelling

and he’s been telling and spelling out the truth where Paul prayed for us ‘that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith.’

I read in my commentary (thank you, Mr. Barclay) that when Paul reminds us, “Christs wants to 

take up permanent residence in us” that the word he uses for Christ dwelling in our hearts is the Greek ‘katoikein’,

the word used for permanent, as opposed to temporary, residence.

So I open the door and welcome Jesus in again, still, always, and make it clear this is permanent, as in forever.

So be it. Amen.

There ain’t nowhere else to go.


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6 thoughts on “Abiding (Still)

  1. I really love this, Jody. “I ain't nowhere else to go.” SO true!
    We heard a good sermon on “abiding” a couple of weeks ago. Maybe it's time for a heart-check for me!

  2. Amen. And so easy to forget sometimes. Always need to say 'welcome,' in recognition that God is already here. Thanks, Jody.

  3. How incredible that Jesus wants to take up permanent residence within me. Thank you for this lovely reminder, Jody. I'm thinking: Although His sweet presence would be enough, Jesus doesn't come empty-handed. He brings gifts, too!

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