əˈbīd: Conversations with God


a·bide
əˈbīd/
verb
  1. accept or act in accordance with (a rule, decision, or recommendation).
    “I said I would abide by their decision”
    synonyms: comply with, obeyobservefollow, keep to, hold to, conform to, adhere to, stick to, stand by, act in accordance with, upholdheedaccept, go along with, acknowledgerespect, defer to

    “he expected everybody to abide by the rules”
    2. informal
    be unable to tolerate (someone or something).
    “if there is one thing I cannot abide it is a lack of discipline”
    synonyms: toleratebearstand, put up with, enduretakecountenanceMore

    Hey God, why do you keep throwing this word “abide” at me?

    Hey Love, why do think? 

    Well played, like I didn’t see that coming Lord.

    Hey, you act like you don’t look for my sense of humor and sarcasm. 

    Ok, ok, but when I look it up it doesn’t sound like a positive thing, It looks like a hand slap.

    Do you need a hand slap?

    Probably, but that’s just not usually how you teach me.

    So what does that tell you if something is out of character for the person you know and trust me to be?

    That’s it probably not from you or in the correct spiritual framework you want me to learn something.

    So… you know what I am going to say next. 

    What, moi?? Who am I to know the mind of the Most Divine?? Where was I when you laid the very foundations of the Earth.

    Cute, very cute Figgins. Did you just try to Jesus Juke me? Let’s try this again. If something checks your spirit and you are unclear that it is from me or in the correct spiritual framework of what I need you to know, what should you do. 

    (mumbles something incoherently but resembles something of the phrase “Go to your word)

    I’m sorry, did you just go 12 Year Old Boy on me? Where did that come from? Do I need to remind you I’m not slapping your hand? Try that again love. 

    Go to your Word.

    Atta girl! Now here’s a starting point for you. Try reading John 15. And from the tone of your spirit try starting with the Message today. 

    You know I can see you rolling your eyes right? 

    Ok, God, so I read John 15. This is what I got. You tell me if I’m hearing this right. You want me to stay with you so I can grow. You want to me to remain with you because there really isn’t anything that can thrive and grow by itself. You want me to stay close to you so the things I need you can provide. You want me to basically hang out in your love so I can have joy. You want me to stay with you so you can give me everything good thing. You want me to remain in you because you chose me to remain with you. Is that about right?

    Yeah Love, but the biggest thing I think you need to hear from me today is I want you to hangout in my love to have joy. You can’t manufacture love, or get it from anyone or anywhere else like what I have for you. You know you are in a holding pattern right now for rest and healing. But I don’t want you to confuse that as if I have you suspended in air yanked around by the jet stream with no purpose. Remaining in me allows you to feel protected and guarded against the Enemy who does not want you to feel worthy of love. Remaining in me gives you an identity and purpose like none other. Remaining in me replaces those feelings of loneliness and feeling adrift.

    I got choo babe. 

    I need to process this a bit more.

    Go ahead. It’s how I made you. But just don’t reason yourself out of it. 

    devil_jameson-rage-223065Photo by Devil_Jameson RAGE on Unsplash

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