Friday, January 22, 2016

Scriptures on Abiding in Christ


This week, I have decided to share a few Scriptures on abiding, rather than composting a complete blog post.  We can gain so much spiritually when we meditate (seriously think about) on Scriptures.  By hiding God’s Word in our heart, we can face the hard things in this fallen world in a way that will make others wonder what we have that they are missing.  History has many examples of Christians who were so committed to Jesus—they were solidly on the vine—they were willing to lose everything, including their lives to stay true to Jesus.  My longing, hope, and prayer is that I will be prepared to join them one day.   

The verses that follow are not by any means all the verses in the Bible on abiding in Christ, just a select few to mull over in the days ahead.


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. 
(John 15:4 KJV)

I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. 
(John 15:5 KJV)

If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. 
(John 15:6 KJV)

If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.  
(John 15:7 KJV)

If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love. 
(John 15:10 KJV)

 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.  (Acts 14:13 KJV)

Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 
(1 John 2:15 KJV)

For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. 
(1 John 2:16 KJV)

And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever. 
(1 John 2:17 KJV)

Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him.  (1 John 3:6)


My prayer is that these verses will speak to your heart and provide strength and encouragement on difficult days.  Currently, part of my time with the Lord each day is focusing on what it means to abide, to wait, to dwell—along with the resulting benefits.  It is a slow process; after all fruit takes time to mature.  At some point, I may share what I am learning in a blog post.

What verses is the Lord leading you to or speaking to you this week?

Please join with me in prayer:

Precious Lord, thank You for Your Word that contains solid truth, as we mediate on it, open our spiritual eyes to understand what You are saying to us.  Direct our attention to the Scriptures You want us to meditate upon and apply to our daily lives.  Help us to abide in Your presence every day.  Thank You for the benefits that come from being Your child; may we share the Good News with those around us who desperately need to hear it.  In Jesus’ Name, we pray.  Amen.

From My Heart to Yours,



  1. Truly Scripture we should place on our hearts. Thank you, Kim, for this blessing today!
    Love and blessings!

    1. Martha, I'm blessed to know that I was a blessing! There's so much in Scripture that we should place on or hide in our hearts, so much!

      Love and Blessings!

  2. HI Kim! These verses remind of God's constant call to return to Him. The book of Jeremiah has a quote: "Return to me, and I will return to you" says Yahweh. All you'd have to do is substitute 'abide' for return. They are really similar words.

    What could be better than abiding with God? He is our Father, our Champion and our Comfort. And we are constantly being invited in. What a gift that is!
    Wishing you many 'abiding moments' this weekend my friend. Peace to you!

    1. Hi Ceil! Thank you for sharing your insight. I'm so thankful we have a God who accepts us back after we wander away from Him. We can't go wrong in abiding in God. We abide in God and He abides in us. How cool is that? May you experience God's abiding presence this weekend.



  3. A good word, Kim. Abiding in Him is remaining connected no matter what is going on around me. So thankful for His invitation to spend time with Him in Word and prayer. Blessings to you!

    1. Hi Deb, thank you for your kind comments. You have provided a wonderful insight--abiding in Him is remaining connected no matter what is going on around us. Like you, I'm thankful for His invitation to spend time with Him in Word and prayer.



All comments are moderated. Please use care in posting comments or replies. If you wouldn't say what you are writing in person, rethink your words. Remember words can build up or tear down. Speak the truth in love.