How to Make a Better You – Achieve vs. Abide
by Nina Sabin - Healthy Tip
Today is Valentine’s Day. It is a wonderful day to contemplate what it means to be loved by God or to have God as your first love.
Most of us have heard about Jesus, God, Holy Father, Holy Spirit. But what does it mean to really have a personal relationship with Him and abide in Him. He is all those things. Our Savior, Our Father, Our Comforter, Our Redeemer, Our Prince of Peace, Our Guider and so on. He has many roles in our lives but the main one is that He is Our Creator. He loves us and He only wants us to draw closer to Him and learn to experience His love in our lives.
The world says we must achieve to be successful and matter but that is not what God says. He says we matter because He created us in His likeness uniquely and wonderfully made. All we have to do is abide in Him and the rest of our life will fall into place.
We spend so much time chasing our dreams or trying to figure out what we are doing in our lives. However, most often than not, when we do that on our own all it seems to do is bring heartache, frustration, and many times diseases such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes, anxiety, and depression.
So how can we learn to abide in God and stop chasing after achievement?
Well that is the journey I have been on and still on.
God keeps telling me to abide in Him. So I did some research to understand what it means to abide.
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary says abide is: 1: to remain stable or fixed in a state a love that abide with Him all his days. 2: to continue in a place: sojourn will abide in the house of the Lord. abide by.3: to conform to abide by the rules. 4: to accept without objection: to acquiesce in will abide by your decision.
So in other words, when you abide you remain in God and you walk with Him all the days of your life. When you do that you will be amazed at how you will see the love and blessings God wants in your life.
You don’t have to do this journey of life on your own. You weren’t designed to do that. When Jesus was on the cross, He showed the ultimate sacrifice of love by dying on the cross so that we may have eternal life with our Heavenly Father.
However, we don’t have to just wait to the end of our life to enjoy that wonderful love relationship with God. It starts right now by submitting your life to Him. He is our Bridegroom and we are His Bride. All He wants us to do is abide (remain, stay) in Him and He will do the rest.
We don’t need any other love but Jesus. God is three in one. In other words, He has three main roles and relationships in our life as the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Jesus also talks about being the Bridegroom and we are the Bride. Here are some verses to understand how much Jesus (God) loves us and how all He wants to is have us experience His love in our lives. That is a true love story.
The first verse explains abiding. He is the vine and we are His branches. Without being on the vine the branches will wither away, but staying connected to the vine they will flourish and grow. John 15
The second verse explains how we are His Bride and He is Our Bridegroom. Revelations 19:6-10
There are many references throughout the Bible how God shows us that He is our Bridegroom and how His love for us is never ending.
Eric Gilmour is a wonderful evangelist who does a great job explaining us being His Bride and being married to Jesus.
The Bible is a love story to us from God. The only way to understand this love story is to be in His word daily and experience Him through prayer.
On this Valentine’s Day remember your one and only true love is God. He will always remain in you but you need to remember to remain with Him in all areas of your life.
Remember to make a better you abide in God (strive to be with God) and not strive for achievements.
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