April 27 | 1 Timothy 6:11-21
1 Timothy 6:11-21
Abide, Delight, Dwell
by Judy Webb
As each year begins to wind down, I start the process of discerning my "word" for the coming year. Sometimes it is easy, and the word comes quickly, and sometimes it takes weeks for me to feel like God truly led me to this word(s). This year I was led to three words: Abide, Delight, and Dwell. They came to me one November morning, but it took until late December when I knew this was from God and not me. The year progressed and these three words have ministered to me every day.
Abide: To conform to, to continue in a place, to remain stable or fixed, to wait, await, endure.
The only way we Christians can endure the hardships of life is by walking these difficult roads with Jesus. Our faith will help us endure when we turn to the Bible for wisdom and direction. "The word of God is living and active." (Hebrews 4:12) God’s Word guides and directs us on the path leading to His Peace.
Delight: extreme satisfaction, take great pleasure in, rejoice in.
"Fight the good fight of the faith." (1 Timothy 6:12)
This verse caught my eye and called me to dig into it and mine the