After trying to maintain several blogs with regular posts, I saw a need to simplify! So an umbrella blog has been set up at The Word Center.
May God bless you and bring the healing you need in Christ Jesus.
Mary Harwell Sayler, © 2016
Saturday, January 16, 2016
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Bible source: And Jesus said, "Abide in Me, and I will abide in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself unless it stays connected to the vine, nor can you unless you stay connected to Me. I Am The Vine. You are the branches. Whoever abides in Me, and I in you will bear much fruit, but apart from Me you can do nothing. If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask what you will, and it will be done for you," John 15: 4-7.
The Bible gives us the imagery of Christ as The Vine and Christians as branches. That’s more than just a nice picture! This biblical image shows what happens to us spiritually and also gives us a tool for discerning our spiritual condition, power, and effectiveness as we ask, “Am I well-connected to Christ? Do my words, work, and actions stem from Him?”
When we’re rooted in Christ, we have what we need to be spiritually supported and able to branch out, produce fruit, and offer healing shade to anyone who seeks comfort.
Prayer Response: Thank You, LORD Christ, our Vine, for choosing to live in us and inviting us to live in You. Keep us well-connected to You always and help us to wrap Your healing love around everyone You've placed in our sight or on our minds in Jesus’ Name.
© 2013, Mary Harwell Sayler