Feeling at Ease in Christ2017-12-11T19:40:10-07:00

Learning to Feel at Ease in Christ

The Vine and the Branches

I am the true vine and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me not bearing fruit, He raises up. And every branch bearing fruit He cleanses it in order that it should bear more fruit.

You are already clean through the Word which I have spoken to you.

Abide in Me and I in you. Just as the branch does not have the natural ability to bear fruit from itself, except it remain in the vine, thus neither you except you abide in Me.

I am the vine and you are the branches, the one feeling at ease in Me and I in him, this one bears much fruit, because apart from Me you do not have the natural ability to do anything.

The Fruit of the Spirit

But the fruit belonging to the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faith, objectivity of mind, self-control, against these there is no quality of law, Galatians 5:22, 23 The fruit of the Spirit is one fruit that is bound together in love. When using one part of the fruit all other parts are available and often supporting each other, especially love. Love - Seeking the best for the one loved. Joy - Being content in any situation Peace - An unruffled mind Long-suffering - a long holding out of one's anger against unreasonable people Kindness - Putting others at ease Goodness - Doing that which is beneficial Faith - Taking God at His Word Objectivity of Mind

Sharing the Mind of Christ

For who knows the mind of Christ? The one who is knit together with Him. Indeed, we have a quality of the mind of Christ. - 1 Corinthians 3:1 Thought for the day: Who are you in Christ? What happens to the mind of a person when they become a Christian? One of the affects of salvation is that the mind is now able to receive the things of God. The relationship we have with God is spirit. Our spirit is our rational, logical part. Therefore, we relate to God not through emotions, but through logical, truthful understanding of Who He is and who we are in Christ. Depression, discouragement, worry, and other mental issues are typically a result of

Abiding

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

The Holy Spirit teaches us how to abide in Christ in any situation

Feeling at ease is not an emotional response, rather, it is being settled in your mind in such a way that you know you belong where you are at.

Feeling at ease in Christ is not something that can be taught by book, it can only be learned by experience.

This does not take away the value of assembling together with the saints, or the position of a Pastor as one who teaches and shepherds. Through the Pastor and studying the Word of God we gain intuitively knowledge. The Holy Spirit then takes that knowledge and teaches us how to properly apply it in situations in our lives, whether to another saint or to those outside of the Church.

and let us observe one another unto stimulating love and proper works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves, just as is the custom of some, but encouraging and the much more as much as we see the day approaching, Hebrews 10:25

and you, the Anointing, which you received 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, abide in Him, 1 John 2:27