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What NOT To Do

Café Menu for Friday, September 20, 2013
Today’s Special is: Abiding in Him, Not Just Another Task
Carefully prepared just for you by your friend, Alyssa Woollard
Main Ingredient:

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. I am the vine; you are the branches.

John 15:4-5 ESV

Entrée:

I should have this down by now. I should know this by heart. And yet somehow, I still manage to get it all wrong-way too often. Some days I read my Bible, pray, listen to Christian music and still my heart is far from Him. I check Him off my list but never truly find Him.

How can this be? When will I learn to abide? I know the answer and the One who speaks it, when it comes in soft whispers not audible to human ears.

“When I start listening. When I start waiting for Him to direct my paths. When I quiet my heart and trust the One who never leaves or forsakes.”

This isn’t a task to complete this is finding completeness in Him, no matter who calls or what breaks or how often the dog barks at absolutely nothing.

It is possible to abide.

I am learning-slow but sure. We are human beings not human doings. We are CREATED for this. Oh sisters, let’s abide in His presence.

Today. Every day. Always.

Take Out:

When I need to reconnect to Him, I will simply speak His name and wait for Him.

Dessert:

Sweet Holy Father, thank You for always inviting us to, “Come.” May we take You up on Your invitation every single moment of our lives. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

© 2013 by Alyssa Woollard. All rights reserved.

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