To touch the living Christ we must first believe that He is, in fact, the living Christ. He is not dead. He is not a historical figure from two thousand years ago. He is not a mystical presence dwelling somewhere in the far reaches of the universe. He is not a system of theology or a doctrinal statement. He is not something I enter in to when I go to religious meetings, and something I leave when I go home. He is the Living Lord Who lives in me now, Who lives through me now, Who is with me everywhere I go.
This is not a complicated thing to understand, but our head tends to get in the way of our heart. The exhortation to abide is for little children, not grown-ups. Little children! There is a simplicity in Christ that the multitudes cannot comprehend. We cannot wrap our brains around it, we must immerse our hearts into it.
Apart from Him I can do nothing. Is this your experience also, or do you still think there are many things you can do without Him? I am still in need of His Life, and Love, and Grace, and Mercy in order to live. I need Him as much today as I ever have. How about you?