Thursday, January 29, 2009

Abiding in Christ

When reading in the book of John a few mornings ago, a passage that has always been an encouraging and convicting one for me spoke to my heart. I thought that I would share some of the verses with you also. The focus is upon abiding in Christ, in His love and in His commandments . . .

Abide - To rest in, to remain in, to continue in

"I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit . . . As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so 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, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing . . . My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be my disciples. Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also 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 so that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full." Portions from John chapter 15

-Posted by Sarah


  1. Those are some beautiful verses! I did not fully understand the concept of "abiding in Christ" until a year or so ago. Since then, those have been some treasured Scriptures of mine as well!

  2. Wonderful post! I am actually reading the book 'Abide in Christ' right now! I haven't gotten very far but the few chapters I have read are very good.

  3. They are, Anna! Abiding in Christ is such a deeply rich topic that has so many benefits in studying and learning about it and seeking to apply what we learn to our lives. That is wonderful that this is an area that you have studied!

  4. The book that you are reading, Bria, is it by Andrew Murray? We have heard of that book before, and it sounds like one that would be a great blessing to read!

  5. Yes it is by Andrew Murray. It's great!

  6. Hello girls,
    Thank you for your post! It is wonderful to read of young ladies who desire to follow in the footsteps of Jesus. I wrote a song many years ago regarding the topic of abiding in Christ. It is titled appropriately ABIDE !:)
    I want to leave the link to it in case you would like to listen to it. I hope it is an encouragement to you.
    For His His grace,
    Miss Dea

  7. Thank you for answering our question, Bria! :)

  8. Welcome to our blog, Miss Dea! Thank you for commenting and for the encouraging words that you shared. Thank you also for sharing the link to the song that you wrote! The words are beautiful and should be the cry of all of our hearts . . . to truly abide in Christ and let His light shine through us for His glory. Thank you again!