Apersonal relationship with Christ must include the following things:
First, I must be rightly related to Him in categories (John 15:7-8), “…If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you….” When I am rightly related to His words, then I must be in union with Christ’s life. Without Him, I can do nothing (John 15:5). Then, I will realize the purpose of prayer, “Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit” (John 15:8a).
So when I am plugged in to the right source, I will have an uninhibited personal relationship with Christ through His Word. Abiding in the True Vine, I become a branch that glorifies the Father, bringing forth much fruit.
John 15:9-17 reveals the importance of having right relationships with my family and with the brethren: “As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you-love one another, as I have loved you.”
When both my horizontal and vertical relationships are absolutely proper, I will bring forth fruit. I give to Jesus Christ who I am and make available what I have, and then I enjoy great success.