Wednesday, April 29, 2009

As a believer...

do you "follow" Jesus or do you abide in Him?

7 comments:

LovedMuch.com said...

I am a former follower, now at home in His love. Remaining. Pickling as it were. Abiding!

Gary Kirkham said...

Bino,

I think it's both. We, as His sheep, follow wherever His voice may lead us (John 10:27). We hear His voice more clearly when we abide in Him.

Gary

lionwoman said...

I think that abiding is a much more accurate word for what he wants for us. Following is sometimes a natural result of abiding, but I think abiding is the bottom line.

LovedMuch.com said...

I'm don't abide in Him because of my following; I follow because I abide in Him. What blows my mind is, I don't abide in Him because of anything I do - I was already IN Him... but being invited to be in agreement with and in awareness of this abiding makes the following irresistible!

LovedMuch.com said...

"I'm... don't..." grrrr. Been a long day!

Matthew Campbell said...

I agree with Gary.

lydia joy said...

I think it's both too, but it sure does bug me for some reason when I hear Christians say they are a follower of Christ, I think often they really mean follower's of religion..........we can only follow out of abiding. We can't follow apart from abiding, cause then what are we really following????