How to remain in Christ

"As for you, see that what you have heard from the beginning remains in you. If it does, you also will remain in the Son and in the Father"- 1 John 2:24 (NIV)

To remain in Christ doesn’t have any special connotations around it. It is not something that is out of reach, as some may think you can only remain in Christ when you have been saved for years. Truly speaking, remaining in Christ is seeing him as the truth and light. It means living your life in Black and white, and not shades of grey. This doesn’t mean you cannot put your bible down and go to work or play sports. It solely means that you should live your life knowing that you are the leaves and not the branches, its knowing that God goes before you. Its knowing that the things of thy Kingdom come before the things of the world and the flesh. Remaining in Christ, means walking daily in his truth and not allowing yourself to be persuaded by other truths of the world. It means not ceasing to be attracted by the beauty and value of his word, and never finding anything more beautiful than what the Lord reveals.

You can remain in Christ by not ceasing to rest in the Lords grace and power. This means never turning away to search for greater peace that could be found on earth. For with grace comes favour. As a believer in Christ, I encourage you to broaden your perspective and allow the Lord to use this word to confirm, strengthen and gladden your heart in the words of Jesus. For the unbeliever, may the lord use this word to give you life, for your soul is a spiritually dead soul, but may this give you faith and joy through Jesus who died so that you can have eternal life through faith. May you receive a spiritual taste for the truth, beauty, value, grace, and power that comes in remaining in Jesus.

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