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Have Consistency: Recognize What You Need

1 John 2:27 But the anointing that you received from him abides in you, and you have no need that anyone should teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about everything, and is true, and is no lie—just as it has taught you, abide in him.

What does it mean to “abide?” Google defines the word abide as: [to] accept or act in

accordance with. If we do one thing one day and something different the next we are not acting in accordance with what we say we believe. We are not being consistent, we are not abiding. Therefore, to abide is to walk (as I will refer to abiding in future lanes), do, and say consistently.

To abide means we need more than knowledge and skill to sustain discipleship. Yes, there are always going to be elements to discipleship that could fall into the dangers zone of autopilot; reading scripture, prayer, fellowship, and worship. But to have growth in discipleship you must be consistent in abiding in Christ. Jesus is what adds depth and nourishment to the beliefs we hold on to. Lean into Christ. Ask Jesus questions. Listen for the Holy Spirit to speak. Take action when you feel the presence of God. Be consistent in abiding.

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