Thursday, January 1, 2015

Abide in Christ

Jesus commands us to abide in Him, for we can do nothing apart from Him (John 15.4-5).

Abiding in Christ is the starting point of our fellowship.

Having followed Christ for nearly 30 years, I am learning the riches of this truth afresh.

Abiding in Christ is by faith.

First of all, it is to believe in and trust God. Trusting God, in turn, starts by embracing His grace.

Let us be secure in the amazing reality that Jesus has done everything for us concerning life and godliness! It is His grace that we are a new creation in Christ. By His grace we have the mind of Christ and every spiritual blessing in the heavenlies. He is our righteousness and sanctification. Nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus. His grace has afforded us to be redeemed, adopted, forgiven, loved, called and chosen. To live is Christ, for it is no longer I who live but Christ who lives in me.