[Blog Post] The Vine & Branches

I was praying before I went to bed tonight, and also had a few questions I had in regard to my faith, and how it relates to my day to day life, and through my life, impacts those around me?  I was led to the scripture below from John 15.  It’s one I’ve read many-a-time, but sometimes, when God directs to His word, He always has something transforming to teach you through something that you might think you’re already familiar with!

There’s a lot of focus on signs, wonders, miracles in the last days.  True, Jesus said “greater things shall you also do…”, and I’m excited about seeing the power of God in action, in the lives of the hurting, needy, beaten, sick, and many others.  But it begins with me.  Actually, even before me, it begins with a Father, who, because of His furious love for me, chose me, and chased after me to capture my Heart with His beauty & grace, so that just as He loves me, I might love those who have not experienced His love as yet, and through that unconditional love, we may ask Him for what was promised, in Jesus name.  But it all flows out of intimacy & relationship with God, the pursuer of our hearts, first.  It takes a great trust in a relationship to know that even without continuous “signs”, that our love is what binds us together, and because of that love, whatever good I have I will do for you purely because I love you, not because you beg me to.  

Could God love me that much?  He did, He does and He always will.  The greatest miracle, has & always will be a life transformed, stolen from the darkness, and catapulted into God’s furious, unconditional love, from where we will fulfil every purpose & destiny He has created us for!

John 15

The Vine and the Branches

 1 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. 2 He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes[a] so that it will be even more fruitful. 3 You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. 4 Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.

   5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. 6 If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. 7 If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. 8 This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.

   9 “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. 10 If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. 11 I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. 12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 14You are my friends if you do what I command. 15 I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. 16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. 17 This is my command: Love each other.

One response to “[Blog Post] The Vine & Branches

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