“Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. ‘I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.'”
—John 15:4-5 (NKJV)
Such a beautiful word — abide. In the Greek here, it means: “I stay. I remain. I wait for.”
It’s a challenge for me, waiting on God.
I’ve taken probably a dozen personality tests over the years and they all told me one thing: I’m an impatient soul. I thrive in environments of bustle and go, with the rolling out of projects and plans something I enjoy. But what if the plan… is to WAIT? (Crickets.) I struggle with that more than I care to admit most days…
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