You may think it’s easy, but the ability to abide in Christ and in God’s love is going to take some help. You need help and so do I, but where does that help come from? Let me ask you, is the world helping you abide in Christ and helping you draw closer to God? Think about it, how many people in your circle are pushing you into a closer walk with God? The world around you is not just not helping you, but it is pulling you away from God with all the unholy and ungodly influence. I can promise you, it’s ok to admit that you need help. Let me be the first to say it, “I need help!” Truth is, I need a lot of help because I haven’t arrived at the place where abiding is easy. Even my own flesh is against abiding in God’s love.
But praise God, there is the church called to help me abide in Christ. Praise God, there are those in our lives who do push us closer to the Lord. But is there any other help available? Does heaven offer any other services to those who want to abide as close to God as they can? The answer is, absolutely! And it’s the greatest help available and offered to us free of charge. But where and what is the help in abiding?
“And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever– 17 “the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. 18 “I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.“ John 14:16-18
If you need help in abiding in God’s love, you got it! God has given us help on the inside, inside help. You may not receive much help on the outside and the circumstances around you, but that’s ok because God gives us something so much greater. What that means is that you can abide and you can experience the fullness of life God intended for you.