John 15:4 Abide in Me, 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.
…………………………………………………….Think of the things that take you out of the position of abiding in Christ. You say, “Yes, Lord, just a minute— I still have this to do. Yes, I will abide as soon as this is finished, or as soon as this week is over. It will be all right, Lord. I will abide then.” Get moving— begin to abide now. In the initial stages it will be a continual effort to abide, but as you continue, it will become so much a part of your life that you will abide in Him without any conscious effort. Make the determination to abide in Jesus wherever you are now or wherever you may be placed in the future. O.C.
Can you relate? I have been hear so many times. I remember almost thinking those exact same thoughts. It is a very dangerous place to be in I think. One way of looking at this could be pride. I got this Lord my way will be better than yours. Besides I don’t agree with you. I will listen next week. (what if there is not a next week?)
If you are not abiding in Him, then just how well do you think your fruit will taste? Will anyone want any of your fruit? I want abiding in Him to be as much of my life as sleeping, eating or speaking.
Getting up in the morning and saying “YES LORD” I am yours.
Be Blessed today