Drink, Eat, and Abide

NOTE: This is something I wrote to myself, not to/for anyone else. Writing it out was helpful for me; I share it hoping it is helpful to another. This came out of my recent study of Christ as the Bread of Life.

Eat Him, drink Him, ingest Him, with the full trust that without Him, you can do nothing, be nothing. This is true abiding, and it can happen no matter where you are (the car, work, the laundry room, the kitchen) and no matter what you are doing. Take a moment and tell Him you cannot do it. Then open wide your soul. Make yourself trust. Make yourself vulnerable. Do this with the expectation that He will fill you up, that He WANTS to fill you up. This is His desire. He does NOT want you to try to gut it out and do it on your own. No! He wants you to come to Him, open up your aching, tired, frustrated heart, and allow Him to fill it.

Eat the body broken for you. Drink the blood spilt for you. You did it many years past with that initial, so-important decision. Do it again and again and again. “Anyone who eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in him.” Be open to Him and others about your need

My niece Lucy and my daughter Emily braided each other's hair when we got together with Lucy's family at Thanksgiving.

iness. Don’t pretend—to others or yourself—that you have it all together. You don’t. You need Him every day as the Israelites needed the manna in the wilderness.

Christ said, “I live because of the living Father who sent me; in the same way, anyone who feeds on me will live because of me.”

It’s all about trust—in someone else rather than yourself, in the only One who never fails.

Eat, Drink, Abide.

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