Abiding- Feeling at Ease
Abiding is a word used to describe how you occupy a space. This is the place where you reside, settling down at night, abide in a way that you feel at ease. Although emotion can be involved, it is primarily a mental response – you are settled in your mind and therefore comfortable in this location.
We all abide in Christ; however, that does not mean we will automatically feel at ease with our position. We need to understand and accept the fact that we have died with Christ and have been raised with Christ to walk in newness of life. Then, begin to put that truth into practice in our lives, which puts us at ease the more we put it into practice.
Abide in Me and I in you. Just as the branch does not have the natural ability to produce fruit from itself, except it remains in the vine, thus you can do nothing except if you abide in Me, John 15:4
The Holy Spirit Teaches Us How to Abide in Christ.
Through Pastors and teachers we learn information about our Christian life: who we are in Christ, how to have victory over our spiritual enemies; how to live unto God. The Holy Spirit uses this information to teach us how to properly apply it in situations in our lives.
And you, the anointing, which you have from Him, abides in you and you do not have need in order that someone should teach you, but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as He teaches you, abiding in Him, 1 John 2:27
Walking as He walks
Since we abide in Him we should walk as He walks. He is the resurrected, glorified One. We are now righteous before God in Him; therefore, we should govern our lives in a manner according with who we are in Christ.
The one saying, he abides in Him, ought also thus to walk just as that One walked , 1 John 2:6
When we are loving other saints we abide in the light and will not cause another saints to stumble. This is someone who is characterized as expressing the portion of the fruit of the Spirit, love – seeking the best for the one loved.
The one loving his brethren, he remains in the light and a scandalizing is not in him, 1 John 2:10