Heading into the new year, our worship team was encouraged to write down some thoughts on our renewed focus for the year ahead. What is God putting on or planting in our heart in 2017? After thinking and praying, I felt like God was simply giving me one word: abide. It seemed too easy — maybe I missed the rest of what he was trying to say? Maybe I needed to wait longer to receive more insight? Surely God had more planned for me than to just merely abide, right? Struggling through these questions led me to John 15.
“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.”
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain…Continue Reading