In his book, Buck-Naked Faith, Eric Sandras says:
“Abiding in Christ isn’t just knowing more about Jesus but knowing Jesus more. It involves cultivating a moment-to-moment awareness of his involvement in our lives.”
In John 15, Jesus says, “Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” [v4-5, TNIV]
Often, I live life and make decisions as if I am doing it by my own power. Jesus’ words are so challenging because they invite us away from self reliance and into a dependency on him. He is the vine, the source of all energy and life. We are invited to simply trust, remain, rest, and abide in him.
What or who do you depend on?
How aware are you of God’s activity in the “moment-to-moment” activity of life?
Looking forward to hearing from you.