“Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.”
John 15:4-5 KJV
The Greek word for abide is menō which means to stay, remain, dwell, continue.
Christ says we should abide in Him, continually, forever. Continue in His way, remain in Him as He remains in us. You know Christ is always with a believer, right? He abides in us through His Holy Spirit. Our bodies have been made temples of the Holy Ghost. Hallelujah!
One way to continually abide is through music, believe it or not. We listen to Gospel songs, not necessarily Christian songs though. “What’s the difference?” you may ask. Gospel music remind us of who we are in Christ and what He has done for us, they remind us of God’s everlasting love for us, they remind us of the Gospel of peace; we’re now at peace with God. Free in Him.
Lyrics of songs we listen to really matter, they should edify us, make us feel relieved to be children of God and constantly remind us of God’s goodness and love. We shouldn’t sing songs that ask God for forgiveness or songs that make us seem like sinners. Let us embrace our new nature of righteousness and sing songs praising God for His love, crying only tears of joy because God is too good.
I have therefore come up with a plan, a secular music fast, where we listen to Gospel songs strictly for 21 days. I have created playlists on Spotify and iTunes for His purpose. You could also join my IG page @nt_believers where we would pray every evening by 8.30 PM WAT on IG Live. It would be an awesome time to fellowship with believers. Please join us if you can.
This is the first song for the challenge. I love you and God is crazy in love with you ♥️