“Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me. I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.” John 15:4, 5
He is all about a personal relationship and fellowship with us.
And we get sidetracked by the DOING
and by what people think and approve of….
And as a result, we keep our eyes on
‘fruit’ (what our lives are producing)
and ‘weeds’ (what we don’t like growing in our lives)
when we are called to fix our eyes on Him (Hebrews 12:2) and abide,
which will take care of the weeds and produce fruit.
Could this be why there is a holy discontentedness that we can’t quite put our finger on?
Let’s choose to redirect our focus.
“You have said, Seek My face [inquire for and require My presence as your vital need]. My heart says to You, Your face (Your presence), Lord, will I seek, inquire for, and require [of necessity and on the authority of Your Word].” Psalm 27:8 AMP
“If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples. Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love. If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love; just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full.” John 15:7-11
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