If you abide in me and my words abide in you, you will ask what you desire & it stall be done for you. John 15:7
A girlfriend of mine was telling me about her grown Son and his dog. He has a beagle named Willie and they adore each other. Well Willie is big enough now and needs to learn a few tricks. So her son and his girlfriend are teaching Willie some basic obedience. Sit and Stay. Willie was doing real good for his master, however My Girlfriend tried the commands and was not having any luck. I wonder if it had something to do with the treats and rewards he was getting from his Master. Willie understood and trusted his master enough to know that if he Stayed as he was told to and waited the reward would be his.
As I pondered the verse above, I wanted to see exactly what God meant about "Abide". I always figured it meant to stay. So I looked it up in Webster and here are some of the definitions I got.
* To Wait for.
* To Endure with out yielding
* To Bear patiently
* To Remain Stable or fixed in a place.
* To Withstand
Sometimes I think we make Gods word too complicated. He was speaks in parables but the message it still the same. Siiiit ...... now Staaaay....... and you will get your reward. Makes me think I could use a little dose of obedience school myself sometimes, how about you?