Abiding: God on the Inside

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heartMost believe to abide in Christ is a feeling you walk around in. This would be generated through prayer and meditation. This is not quite what the Bible says. The answer is important.

I’ve heard pastors who we all respect, miss this scripture by a mile. Prayer, meditation, Bible reading, and worship are all essential elements to live as a Christian. We are called to do all of these things and they are elements of our spiritual defense. But Jesus states in John 15, where we get the concept of abiding, to abide means to live a sacrificial life of love.

The reasoning goes along this line. He states that we must abide (in some translations the word is remain)  in Him. Then He clarifies and says to abide in Him means to remain and remain in His love. At this point I could be confused. I hope you are…

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