The Christian life often begins on a very high note, often referred to as the “honeymoon” phase. It is a wonderful time for the newborn and young believer, causing them to know they are loved and accepted in the beloved.
It is vital to understand, though, that this phase won’t last forever. Perhaps it won’t even last very long.
The way God has ordained for the growth and maturation of His children is through His Word, and this is where we have a problem in the modern Church, since the majority of believers don’t study the Word in a serious way, but depend on being “fed” by their pastor… and this feeding may be good; or perhaps not so good.
Jesus said, in John 15: 7-8: If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. 8 By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.
There are two major points here.
Abiding in Jesus means we take our true place in Him. The Word teaches that believers died, were buried and also resurrected to newness of life in Christ, when He went through these experiences.
The Father gathered up the entire human race and placed them in His Son, and by faith we are called to experience… in a real, practical way… that newness of life in the Son.
Having His Word abiding in us is for the sake of knowing Him… His ways and His will, enabling us to pray in a right, Biblical way.
A walk with the Lord goes far beyond receiving the forgiveness of our sins and being involved with a local Church. We each have a responsibility to seek and know the Lord for ourselves.
To understand what it means to “know the Lord” you can read the PDF called “What Is Eternal Life?” by clicking here. It will reveal to you some very important Biblical truth.
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