Christian life begins with Christ and continues with Christ, but as we live for Christ, what are some of the steps one has to take.
Jesus said, if you abide in me and my words abide in you, ask what you will and it shall be done to you (John 15:7). While this may seem from the outset as a ticket to get our way with God, what it is really about is about God’s words abiding within us. In order for us to know what God is speaking, we need to tune into him and his message that he speaks (to us and for us) in these last days through his Son, Jesus Christ (Hebrews 1:2), the written Scripture (Bible) which is his inspiration (2 Timothy 3:16) and his servants who faithfully act on his commission of reconciliation (Numbers 12:6).
Step 4 in Christian life is to align ourselves with God. When we align ourselves with God, it is akin to tuning into the frequency by which we can hear his voice speak to our hearts, and his words of eternal life can find a place in us (John 6:68).
Points to ponder:
Am I aligned with God? Are you aligned with God? In other words, do we have the words of eternal life in us? Where else can we go? What’s more is that when we align with God, his words abide in us and his will becomes ours. This way, whatever we will, it shall be done to us because it is essentially his will. Jesus said, not my will, but yours God be done (Matthew 26:49). Jesus aligned with God and so should we.
John 15:7 (KJV)
7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
Luke 22:42 (KJV)
42 Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.
John 6:68 (KJV)
68 Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.