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Friday, November 12, 2010

Verse of the Day: Abiding in Him

John 15:1-4 (ESV)

1"I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. 2 Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. 3Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. 4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me.

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"Abide in me, and I in you." A beautiful way of revealing the fact that God is always within us, we just have to open our hearts to that reality...what an amazing thing that happens when we do :) Let's abide in God today and bear some fruit!

~ Many Blessings in Christ

6 comments:

  1. Thanks for reminding me of these good verses. I like Clement of Alexandria's description of prayer as "keeping company with God," and this always centers me when I am tempted to be analytical about what it truly means to "abide." Then, I can relax once again and say, "Hi, God. How are you? Welcome to my day!" :-)

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  2. I like that, "keeping company with God"...that's a good way of putting it :) Yeah, sometimes I can get analytical about it too ;) I've learned over time that simplicity is really helpful when it comes to prayer. I think sometimes I think about things too much, when I should rely less on my rambling mind to guide me to Christ for answers and more on my seeking heart.

    Thank so much for your thoughts Becky :)
    ~Blessings in Christ

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  3. This is the verse that my daughter and I read for devotion this morning. I explained to her that those who abide in Christ (and whose words abide in them)could safely trust that their prayers would bear much fruit.
    Blessings,
    Debra

    http://debrasblogpureandsimple.blogspot.com

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