June 14 Get A Move On
“Abide in Me.” John 15:4
The Spirit of Jesus is put into me by the Atonement, then I have to
construct with patience the way of thinking that is exactly in accordance with
my Lord. God will not make me think like Jesus, I have to do it myself; I have
to bring every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ. “Abide in Me”
– in intellectual matters, in money matters, in every one of the matters that
make human life what it is. It is not a bandbox life.
Am I preventing God from doing things in my circumstances because I say
it will hinder my communion with Him? That is an impertinence. It does not
matter what my circumstances are, I can be as sure of abiding in Jesus in them
as in a prayer meeting. I have not to change and arrange my circumstances
myself. With Our Lord the inner abiding was unsullied; He was at home with God
wherever His body was placed. He never chose His own circumstances, but was
meek towards His Father’s dispensations for Him. Think of the amazing leisure
of Our Lord’s life! We keep God at excitement point, there is none of the
serenity of the life hid with Christ in God about us.
Think of the things that take you out of abiding in Christ – Yes, Lord,
just a minute, I have got this to do; Yes, I will abide when once this is
finished; when this week is over, it will be all right, I will abide then. Get
a move on; begin to abide now. In the initial stages it is a continual effort
until it becomes so much the law of life that you abide in Him unconsciously.
Determine to abide in Jesus wherever you are placed.