Today’s Scripture  (Across my Desk)  ( Abide)  is the word  in the King James.

The way that I came to the LORD in 1955 was that I saw this abiding Fruit  clearly in the life of a young custodian (age 19) for the very first time.   He was truly abiding in the Vine and his branch was absolutely full of God’s fruit and it so amazed me that I began to go with him to meetings to find out what had happened to him.   I think Floyd was the first true Christian that I had ever met.  He was 100% captivated by God’s Truth,  Christ Jesus and the Spiritual.  (Never did attend that church but sure loved to play their concert grand piano.  I meet Floyd while sneaking in to play the piano when no one was around.   It was a sin to let that beautiful piano be an orphan for most ot the week.)   (Fruit Attached)   Love you much in Jesus,   Ken<><

TRUE VINE:   6/22/18
“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.”
(John 15:5, NIV )

Remain in Him
Have you ever thought about the relationship between the branch and the vine? We don’t use these kinds of word pictures very much anymore, but think about it–if the branch is not attached to the vine, it withers and dies. The branches’ very life depends on being attached to the vine. The same thing happens if we try to operate in this life without Jesus. Without Him, we can do nothing. We are cut from our life source. But when you remain in Him, by daily connecting with Him through prayer, worship and study of the Word, then your life will be fruitful. You’ll walk in joy and blessing. I love that this verse says “much fruit,” which means you will have an abundant harvest in your life. God doesn’t want you to just barely get by. He wants to overwhelm you with His goodness. Remain in Him today. Choose to make Him top priority, and you’ll see His hand of blessing operating in every area of your life!

A Prayer for Today
“Heavenly Father, thank You for being my source of life. Thank You for Your hand of blessing that is leading and guiding me. I choose to make You the number one priority in my life. Let my heart hunger only for You today in Jesus’ name. Amen.”

More GREAT QUOTES    "Christianity without the living Christ is inevitably Christianity  without discipleship, and Christianity without discipleship is   always Christianity without Christ." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer    "Let us beware lest the things we own come to own us."  - Anonymous    "'Why are we not more holy?' asked John Wesley, addressing his  preachers. 'Chiefly because we are enthusiasts, looking for the   end without the means.'" - John Wesley    "Men are God's method. The Church is looking for better methods;   God is looking for better men." - E.M.Bounds    "The devil has a counterfeit for nearly everything."  - Anonymous    "The Book of books is called the Holy Bible because it has a holy  author, and aims at a holy purpose, the production of holiness in   its readers." - Daniel Steele      

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