Lifting Our eyes to Christ: Monday’s Scripture Passage
Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me.
I am the Vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit; apart from Me you can do nothing.
How easily I reverse this process… trying to produce fruit to prove (to myself, others, and even God) that I’m close to the Lord, forgetting it’s only through my relationship with Him that any fruit is possible!
Jesus, please help us today to abide in You. Let us not waste our breathe, our energy and our time doing anything apart from You. We confess we need You. Let us love and serve out of our relationship with You. Amen.
Have a blessed Monday, friend!