How to Remain in Jesus [John 15:7 Daily Devotional]
“If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.”
This verse is about trusting Jesus and putting your faith in him. Jesus wants us to remain in him, which simply means to continue to follow him. He also wants us to have his word remain in us. When we do that, we’re able to ask for whatever we want because it will be done for us. Of course, by the time we get to a point where Jesus’ words remain in us, we’ve grown and what we want becomes selfless.
How do we remain in Jesus and have his words remain in us? The first half of this requires us to spend time with the Lord. We can’t expect to grow in our faith or relationship with Jesus unless we put in the time to talk to him and rest in him. We remain in him by doing the things he’s called us to do, which is to make disciples and love our neighbors as ourselves.
There are a few ways for Jesus’s words to remain in us. The first one that comes to mind is through memorization of bible verses (link to my devotional about memorizing scripture). However, memorization doesn’t work for everyone, so another way to do this is through consistently reading your Bible. There are many Bible reading plans in the Bible app, and a quick Google search will show many more. Choose one and get on a plan to read your Bible a few times a week until you can get into a daily habit. Spending a little time each day reading the Bible is a sure way to get Jesus’s words to remain in you.
Jesus, thank you for remaining in me. Even when I mess up and fall short, I know you’re with me. Help me to take steps to have your words remain in me as I grow in my relationship with you. It’s in Jesus’s name I pray, amen.