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.
The word “abide” means to stay where we are. The Christian has been placed in Christ. In our daily walk, we should stay in intimate fellowship with the Lord. A branch abides in the vine drawing all its life and nourishment from the vine. We abide in Christ by spending time in prayer, reading and obeying His Word, fellowshipping with other believers, and being conscious of our union with Him. As we maintain our contact with Him, we are conscious of His abiding in us and supplying us with spiritual strength and resources. The only way believers can bear the fruit of a Christ-like character is by living in touch with Christ moment by moment.