Saturday, November 8, 2014

Maintaining Our Connection

This is a must for the ongoing Christian.  We must maintain our connection, how do we do it?  Let's find out.

DA 676  "This union with Christ, once formed, must be maintained.  Christ said, 'Abide in Me, and I in you, As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in Me.'  This is no casual touch, no off-and-on connection.  The branch becomes a part of the living vine.  The communication of life, strength, and fruitfulness from the root to the branches is unobstructed and constant.  Separated from the vine, the branch cannot live.  No more, said Jesus, can you live apart from Me.  The life you have received from Me can be preserved only by continual communion.  Without Me you cannot overcome one sin, or resist one temptation.

"Abide in Me, and I in you," Abiding in Christ means a constant receiving of His Spirit, a life of unreserved surrender to His service.  The channel of communication must be open continually between man and his God.  As the vine branch constantly draws the sap from the living vine, so are we to cling to Jesus and receive from Him by faith, the strength and perfection of His own character"

There you have it, the way to maintain our connection with Christ.  Spend time with Him each morning and work up to a thoughtful hour each day and your connection with Christ will become strong and He will be your very best Friend.  Grandma Joan

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