ABIDING IN CHRIST
John 15:10 – If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my father’s commandments, and abide in his love.
The secret of fruitful living is Jesus Christ! Nothing more. Without Him, nothing can be achieved. One may wonder if non-born-again people are not unfruitful in their lives, since they seem to have some results yet lack Christ. Fruitful living is not having more money, and it is not being the best at one’s place of work, while these things are important to humans and also to God, fruitful living is flourishing in God’s purpose for one’s creation. A fit that cannot even be moved towards without Christ not to talk of flourishing in it. Every other thing is superficial and lacks eternal value.
Having lots of money does not make you special to God, but loving Christ enough to part with what you have for His purpose no matter how little, gets you God’s attention. Faith always pleases God, but Love always moves God, because God is Love. When you acts in faith, you express your believe in the existence of God who alone performs miracles, but when you act in Love, you personally reveal the invisible God through your life for all to see. Faith is knowing you would see the hand of God without any shadow of doubt, it is in fact declaring it even before eyes can see it, Love is revealing the hand of God simply and evidently for all to see.
Faith is personal, Love is universal. Faith moves mountains, Love moves God.
The full and universal expression of God’s Love is Jesus Christ, hence, abiding in Christ is abiding in God’s Love. Today, Jesus Christ is urging you to renew your commitment to Him in order to ensure that you are fruitful in your life. Once you set your priorities in the right order, the rest of the world would order themselves alright to your favor. The greatest priority in all creation and in all existence is Jesus Christ, outside of Him, everything else is an intentional set up for failure, not only for Christians but for all men.
This statement is true in both direction;
For with God, nothing shall be impossible, and without God, nothing shall be possible. Always remember this; Jesus Christ is God!