Abide (intransitive verb) *

1. to remain stable or fixed in a state

2. to continue in a place: sojourn

synonyms -> bear, continue

Abide (transitive verb) *

1. to wait for (await)

2a. to ensure without yielding (withstand)

2b. to bear patiently (tolerate)

Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned. If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples. As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love. If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full. John 15. 4-12

I love this word today. I love these good words of our Good News. I love knowing that as I press into Him, the ultimate creator of the universe sojourns with me. Remaining, abiding, sojourning is an oak. It will not be moved and its’ fruit will be for the glory of God… wow. ‘Nuff said.

* http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abide