Abide in Christ – Being in Christ “Abide in Me [Christ], and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me” (ref,John 15*4).
Consider abiding in Christ or being in Christ as a journey you have to take. This spiritual adventure begins with a personal experience with Jesus Christ and continues for the rest of your life. The steps on this glorious path are ones of both pain and great gain since you must leave your former, natural pathways to follow a new way of living (ref, 2 Corinthians 5*17).
This new path involves denial of your former behaviours and paths and its accompanying selfish desires. (ref,Romans 6*3-5), but is also filled with great blessings, including the very presence of Jesus Christ and a joy that is beyond description in human terms alone (ref, 1 Peter 1*8). This new life is one lighted only in small steps, which require faith in following along with, but not ahead of, Jesus Christ. Yet those who choose to discipline themselves do so with the assurance of fellowship that continues forever with Jesus Christ in His Home called Heaven ( John 14*1-3).