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"The one who keeps God’s commands lives in him,

and he in them. And this is how we know that he lives in us: We know it by the Spirit he gave us."

1 JOHN 3:24

Many things in your life will change over time.  But thankfully, by God's grace, when the Holy Spirit enters the life of a believer, He's there to stay.

That is the implication of the Greek word translated abide: "to remain or stay in one place; to take up residence and live somewhere."  The word emphasizes the permanence and faithfulness of God as He abides in us, as He maintains a relationship with us.

We learn from Jesus Himself (John 15:4-7) that God makes a believer's life a temple in which He dwells through His Spirit.  That truth has profound implications for how we live.  We are, for instance, to be good stewards of our body, which is the temple of God's Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19-20).

Even as God abides in a believer's life, we are to abide in Him.  To abide in God is to live in His presence and, as a result, to take on His characteristics.  His life becomes our life as our life is hidden in Him.

We are therefore to face every situation and relate to every person with the distinct awareness that Jesus is always with is and within us.

from Discovering God's Daily Agenda
by Henry & Richard Blackaby