Stay As You Go

by Teri Lynne

One of my favorite things is to spend time with my husband. He often calls me and asks if I'd like to go with him as he runs errands or visits a sick member of our congregation. What a blessing to be able to go with him as he does his daily tasks.

Christ offers us that same opportunity. "Abide in Me" ... stay with me as I go. As we read the Gospels we find that Jesus was busy. His time was spent ministering to others and sharing the promise of Life found only in Him. And that's still the call on our lives today. To stay with Him as we go.

Far too often we are guilty of separating the secular from the spiritual in our lives. Perhaps one of the greatest lies of the Father of Lies is to convince us that our relationship with God does not need to impact every part of our day. And so we proceed throughout the "To Do" list each day, often failing to abide in Him as we do.

Colossians 3:17, "And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him."

ALL. Everything. Our lives should be marked by all thing done in the name of Christ.

Preparing a meal for your family becomes abiding with Christ as you pray for the spiritual nourishment of those in your home.

Time spent driving to and from soccer practice, ballet lessons, and grocery shopping becomes abiding in Christ as you ask Him for opportunity to share Him with those you meet.

Quiet moments alone in the early morning become abiding in Christ as you delve into the depths of His precious Word.

Exercising patience and self-control in dealing with others becomes abiding in Christ as you allow His grace to penetrate your words.

Abiding in Christ isn't a spiritual manner reserved for the "Super Saints" ... it's a daily, moment-by-moment, decision to stay with Him as you go. Beginning in faith, girded in prayer and lived out in gracious service to others ... abiding in Christ is following His example.

In what ways are you staying with Christ as you go? How has He taught you to abide in Him?


Teri Lynne is an avid lover of books, constant drinker of strong coffee (with lots of sugar and creamer), and passionate follower of Christ. Married to Scott since 1996 and mother of Casiday since 2000, Teri Lynne, in her words, is living her own happily ever after ... mostly. Writing and teaching women to live empowered, confident lives in Christ and HIS strength is a dream come true for her. You can find her musings almost daily at "Pleasing to You" where she encourages, challenges and inspires others to pursue lives that are pleasing to God.

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{ Nikki } at: September 26, 2009 at 8:48 AM said...

I love to play praise and worship music (loudly) while cooking or cleaning. It's a great way to keep my mind focused on Him:)

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