Indwelling- an imperative for the abundant life

By Dave Henning / July 21, 2013

Indwelling is the third word that Leighton Ford believes aptly sums ups the intent of Prime.  Indwelling involves our internalization of moral values rather than  unquestioning assent.  It is by dwelling in the things we know that we truly understand their meaning.  Indwelling is an imperative for living a new and abundant life in Christ.

Abiding and indwelling are almost synonymous, both connoting an established and ongoing relationship with God.  The late Leslie Newbigin writes in Light Has Come:

“Abiding is the continually renewed decision that what has been done once for all by the action of Jesus shall be the basis, the starting point, the context for all my thinking and deciding and doing.”

Through the power of the Holy Spirit, we can make this continually renewed decision by letting the words of Jesus dwell deeply in us.  Mr. Ford observes how others will notice that we’re bearing abundant fruit:

“It will simply be the life of Jesus being made visible in the midst of the life of the world.”

Today’s question: What are ways we can dwell in the truths and promises of God’s Word?  Please share.

Tomorrow’s blog: “WIJD”

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