Monday, October 17, 2011

You are My Branch

"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.
If you make yourselves at home with Me 
and My words are at home in you, 
you can be sure that whatever you ask 
will be listened to and acted upon. 
Make yourselves at home in My love."  
John 15
A friend sent me this picture 
one day after a morning walk.  
She didn't know that I had been 
reading in John 15 that morning, 
(as I have again this morning).
My life verse:
"You are My branch." 
I have a giant picture in my dining room 
of a huge tree with many branches.
It is a constant reminder of both 
who I am and Who He is.
The stronger my connection to Him, 
the stronger the branch.
I don't strive to produce fruit; 
He is responsible for that.
If we make ourselves at home with Him, 
we can BE SURE that He listens
and acts upon what we ask for.
Because if we are at home in His love, 
we are not self-centered, entitled kids.
We are promise holders, 
His sons and daughters,
hearing His words of love to us
and believing that He is true to His word.
Jesus, help me be at home in Your love today.
A branch.
My true identity.

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