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. 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. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.
Jesus is the believer’s source of life. It is through His death on the cross that our sins are forgiven. It is through His perfect life that we are clothed with righteousness. It is because of Jesus, and only because of Jesus, that the Father declares us, “Not guilty!”
Jesus is the believer’s source of life. He is the vine rooted in perfection, power, and positioned at the right hand of the Father. It is His Spirit that lives in us, giving us all we need to do whatever He is calling us to do. He is our strength to resist temptation. Through Him, we can experience the fruit of obedience. Apart from Jesus, we can do nothing.
Jesus is the believer’s source of life. Say His name. Sing His praise. Tell Him how much you love Him. Tell Him how thankful you are for His work on the cross. Tell Him your struggles and ask for His strength. Tell Him your fears and ask for His peace. You are connected to the Source. Live each day in His eternal power.
Lord Jesus, thank You for being my source of life. Keep Your name on my lips and in my heart. In Your name. Amen.
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