Monday, June 16, 2014


“Christ is all ”
Col. 3:11

Jesus is all there is.  He is the source of all that exists.   He is the power that is all and sustains all.

It pleased the Father that the fullness should abide in Him.  He is where we must look to see all.  He is the one to whom we must listen to hear all. He is the path where we walk with all.

Letting the power of  “all” settle into our mind, emotions and will is the way   to finding personal, inner peace.   When we know that “all” is a Person who loves us we can finally rest. The peace we all seek only comes when we find all.

Jesus wants all of us.  Jesus cannot ask us to come to Him partially.  All must ask all. He asks us to commit to Him as all.  He asks us to eat His flesh and drink His blood because we must be filled and sustained by all He was, is and always will be.

Since He is all there is, there is no way to relate to Him partially. Jesus’ says those who love Him will finally obey Him fully.

He is all. He asks all. He gives all.


Bud McCord
Abide International

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The Conflict of Wills

Wars are conflicts of wills.  Wars begin when men seek to impose their will on others and wars on earth only end when one side is forced to submit to the will of the other.

Wars are common among men because in Adam we have all eaten from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.  This is the tree which inspires and sustains  our conflicts of will and is the root cause of all war.

Jesus taught us to pray  for God’s will to be done on earth as it is in heaven.  

"Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven."

Matthew 6:9-10

Jesus knew how to stop our war of wills.  He knew we could never stop the war of wills on earth without Him and without embracing the will of His Father.

In heaven there is no conflict of wills.  There is no war in heaven because the family of God in heaven rejects the tree of the knowledge of good and evil with its power to lead into the war of wills.  The entire family of God in heaven feeds continuously on the will of God which is the tree of life.

But He answered and said to the one who told Him,
“Who is My mother and who are My brothers?”
And He stretched out His hand toward His disciples and said,
“Here are My mother and My brothers!
For whoever does the will of My Father in heaven is My brother
and sister and mother.
Matthew 12:48-50

Jesus is the Prince of peace.  Jesus is the kingdom come.  Jesus is the tree of life.    Jesus invites each disciple to abandon the war of wills and live the Kingdom come.
Jesus is peace on earth and good will toward men!  


Bud McCord
Abide International

Monday, June 02, 2014

Biblical Enough

The Bible is inspired by God to take me to Jesus so Jesus can take me to God.

If I do not see Jesus as the way, I am not Biblical enough.

If I do not see Jesus as the truth, I am not Biblical enough.

If I do not see Jesus as the life, I am not Biblical enough.

If I do not hear Jesus’ voice above all other voices,  I am not Biblical enough.

If I do not love Jesus above all other loves,  I am not Biblical enough.

If I do not value Jesus above all human opinions,  I am not Biblical enough.

If I do not see Jesus as all, I am not Biblical enough.

The Bible is always trying to take me to place where I experience Jesus as enough.  When Jesus is truly enough for me and I am continuously at rest in Him in God’s presence I will finally be Biblical enough and the Bible will have done its job.

“Christ is all”  Col. 3:11

Bud McCord
Abide International