the missed adventure IN the words of God (10) – IN


My friend Bernie Webb is really on a roll with his series of articles on “the missed adventure IN the words of God.” This is the 10th article in the series. God is providing such rich spiritual insight into the words of God. I invite you to read while I continue to recover from surgery.

Believing IN Christ Jesus through ALL things

IN … indwell … abide …

What are the characteristics of your abode … your dwelling?

Here are a few I came up with …

  • From an earthly perspective, it usually is not temporary
  • A great deal of time, effort and money go in to KEEPing it
  • Over a lifetime, we probably spend more time there than anywhere else
  • Oftentimes it is shared with others … family, friends and visitors
  • We go there to find rest and renewal
  • We find nourishment there
  • We find love and care there
  • We oftentimes call it home
  • It is typically the place we live IN

IN … abide … indwell … take a moment to consider based on the above what those words truly mean … now consider several passages of Scripture recorded by the apostle John … spoken by Jesus.

“If you abide IN Me, and My words abide IN you, ask whatever you wish, and it…

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About jimdavenport

Jim Davenport resides in the USA in Northeast Georgia, is a member of a Southern Baptist Church and is a retired Christian business man. Jim and his wife Charlotte have one son and daughter in law, Keven and Amy, four grandchildren - Ashlyn (Davenport) & Josh Murphy, and Mason & Rebecca Davenport. We have three great-grandchildren, Rhory Camile Murphy, Rhett Levi Murphy and Sawyer Joshua Murphy. Jim and Charlotte own a mountain get-away home located on Lookout Mountain in Alabama where they spend many spring, summer and fall days working in their raised bed organic garden. Jim has served as a Deacon and Trustee in his local church most of his adult life and on the Executive Committee and Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees of Shorter University, an intentionally Christian institution located in Rome, Georgia. Jim has a passion for the word of God and has always believed that Christian principles should guide every aspect of his life. He also loves Christian music and often served as a tenor soloist in his church. One of the highlights of his life was the nearly 20 years he spent singing with The Good News, a Southern Gospel quartet. Jim served as an Information Technology professional his entire working career of 50 years holding senior positions in and consulting with hundreds of world-class organizations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Central and South America, Australia and New Zealand. Jim remains as President and CEO of InfoSys Solutions Associates, Inc. and is a retired partner of IT Governance Partners, LLC, both of which are “Trusted Advisor” technology and business consulting firms. Jim has authored a number of books available at www.jimdavenport.me/jims-books. His blog has ben read by readers from more than 170 countries. Jim holds both a BS and an MS in Mathematics from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia and completed Management Development Training at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
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