Read Jn 15.1-27 – Some how, some way, we have boiled down abiding in Christ to having a good quiet time in the morning (reading the Bible and Prayer). Is that what remaining in Jesus really looks like? Read the chapter and let’s see what the Expert says;
Being His disciple
Loving one another
Obeying God’s commands
Going to bear fruit
Being helped by the Holy Spirit
And this is just a list from chapter 15! But if we need to boil it down, the Apostle John says; “The one who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked.” (1 John 2.6) Are we taking a wholistic approach to abiding in Christ or are we picking and choosing? Are we teaching others that remaining in Jesus is a whole lot more than having a good quiet time?