John 15:4 (MSG) “Live in me. Make your home in me just as I do in you. In the same way that a branch can’t bear grapes by itself but only by being joined to the vine, you can’t bear fruit unless you are joined with me.5-6 “I am the Vine, you are the branches. When you’re joined with me and I with you, the relation intimate and organic, the harvest is sure to be abundant. Separated, you can’t produce a thing.
Family of the Lord, one of the most difficult things the sons and daughters struggle with is how to allow our relationship with Jesus to flow through our natural work life. Some walk in constant fear they are not yielding their talents to the Lord. Others take little thought to the Lord’s involvement in their daily activities. Both will keep the Lord’s children hampered and prevent them from experiencing a fulfilled relationship with Jesus.
The issue is all about abiding. It is really quite simple. The more Jesus’s life is flowing through your life, the more His life will be manifested in all you do. Do you remember my Son’s words? “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.” (John 15:4-6). Do not try to make all this happen. The more you analyze, the more you paralyze.
Point to ponder – Simple trust and abide in the Lord, and everything will be alright!
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