You have all your in-home devices synced, don’t you? Your smart watch is synced to your phone in order to log your steps. Your computer is synced to your wireless headphones in order to have that on-screen chat with your mom via Zoom. And your life must be synced with Christ in order to experience all riches that God has in store for you.
In John 15:1-10 (NKJV), Jesus speaks about abiding in Him. It’s a section of Scripture that speaks directly to the Christian and outlines how to live a productive life. This goes beyond salvation (faith) and demonstrates how to live a fruitful life (works).
John’s writings take us the upper room discourse where Jesus is speaking about being the True Vine. John 15:5 says, “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.”
Other versions of the Bible substitute the word “remain” for the word abide. In other words, if you remain connected to Jesus Christ, good works will naturally occur through the power of the Holy Spirit.
This section of Scripture has nothing to do with salvation, but it speaks to your walk with Christ. Once you have accepted Jesus as your personal Savior, you are a new creation. This means you should no longer walk as you did prior to accepting His free gift of salvation.
You do so by abiding or remaining or, if you will, syncing your life to Jesus Christ. It’s time to unplug yourself from this world’s system and walk with Jesus.