New Believer's Devotional

Day 2 of 9 • This day’s reading


Abide in Jesus

Do you know anyone with a busted up phone?

One of my best friend’s phone was so busted that it wouldn’t keep a charge for more than an hour. It had cracks all over the screen and was hard to use even when it was charged. When it was connected to the power source it had life, but shortly after he took it away it was useless.

In John 15:5, Jesus tells us that we are like this phone. He says, “I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.” Jesus is our source of life! When you remain connected to Him, you will enjoy Him and live the fruitful life He’s promised.

When we don’t stay connected to Jesus and try to live our lives on our own power, we will be like a phone without a charge - so much potential, but no power to activate it. Lifeless. Jesus uses very strong language to describe what happens when we aren’t connected to Him - “If anyone does not abide in me he is thrown away like a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned.”

The Gospel gives us access to connect with God. The way we continue to follow Jesus is to stay connected to Him.

- What is one way you can connect with Jesus today?

- What is one way you can remain connected with Him all day long?

- How can you make this a daily rhythm in your life?