Friday, February 10
“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5)
Innovation has played an important role in our lives. Often, we have taken it for granted.
For example, we have had the conveniences of electricity in our modern day for so long, many tend not to give it much thought. But without electricity many of technologies like light would not be possible.
Likewise, it is God’s presence in our lives that is essential to a fruitful life.
As we abide in Christ, He works in and through us for His good purposes. We could not bear fruit without His life-giving presence and activity. In Psalm 90:1, called the Prayer of Moses, we read: “1 Lord, You have been our dwelling place in all generations.” The verb here is in the present perfect continuous tense, “You have been,” indicating an action in the past continuing up to now.
God has always been with you and will always be with you. You can count on His presence. He is your dwelling place now and forever. Trust and rely on Him and you will bear much fruit.
Prayer for the Day: Gracious and Abiding Father, help me to abide in Your Spirit, that I may bear much fruit. Work on my heart so that Your fruit will be rich in my life. Help me to see others and their needs and use me as You will. In the mighty name of Jesus, my Lord and Savior. – Amen.
Personal Prayer: “Lord Jesus, You ask – “Who do you say that I am?” Lord, open my mind so I can understand who You are, and who I am in You.”