Unless You Abide

“Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.”
John 15:4
Unless you abide
Speaking of the True Vine in John 15 are some of my favorite passages of Scripture. The word, “abide” is laced throughout.

The lone word, “Abide” is where I thought this post was going until another word caught my eye…


“Unless you abide in the vine…Unless you abide in Me.”

Sometimes I make plans and THEN ask God to bless it.

This isn’t the way He wants me to operate.

He wants me to seek Him first.

This way the fruit will be from Him; which is far more satisfying than anything that I can put together.
Nothing fruit bearing can be done apart from God.

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