We have come too far to turn around – for us, there is no going back. It is our hope that this post will help you take one step further in your journey.
Many people try to do what is right, but Jesus says that the only way to live a truly good life is to abide in Him, like a branch attached to the vine.
John 15:4 (NKJV) says “Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.”
ADDITIONAL THOUGHT: DEFINITION OF “ABIDE”
To wait patiently for;
To rest satisfied with;
To remain in one place or state.
RESULTS OF ABIDING
You will bring forth much fruit;
You can be all things through Christ;
You can ask Jesus whatever you will and it shall be done;
Your joy will be full.
VERY IMPORTANT POINT
Philippians 4:13 (NKJV) says “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” This only applies to what Jesus has anointed or called you to do. If you can do it all by yourself, it is not of God. God works through you to accomplish what He desires.
When a vine bears new fruit, God is glorified; for daily He sends the sunshine and rain to make the crops grow. What a moment of glory for the Lord of the Harvest when the harvest is brought into the barn safe and ready for use.
God makes it all happen. Likewise, God is glorified when people come into right relationships with Him and begin to bear much fruit in their lives.
John 10:10 (NKJV) says “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”
SCRIPTURES TO READ
To gain a full understanding of the power in this post, please read the following scriptures:
John 15:1-11 “The Vine And The Branches”;
Psalm 23 “The Lord Is My Shepherd”;
Matthew 11:28 “I Will Give You Rest”;
Psalm 57:1 “Prayer For Safety From Enemies”;
Psalm 16:11 “Joy Of God's Presence”;
Psalm 91 “Safety Of Abiding In The Presence Of God”;
Romans 4:17 “Call Those Things Which Be Not As Though They Were”.
May God richly bless you and give you peace and joy as you read His Word.
Bill and Teddy Rogers
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