“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”-John 15:4
Every morning I wake up with good intentions. I get up, exercise, eat a healthy breakfast and begin work. I intend on spending my morning with the Lord in prayer and reading my bible, but sometimes I push that intention to the side, for more pressing matters of the day. Before I know it, the day has slipped by without ever opening that book.
Why is it that I can take care of myself physically and mentally, yet neglect myself spiritually without thinking twice? John tells us that if we remain in God we can bear fruit. But without Him, we can do nothing. Our thoughts, words and actions that will produce anything of value will be because of what I found in his word, renewed my mind and transformed my heart.
I especially love that God chooses to remain in us, too. Our relationship with god is reciprocal. We fellowship with God and He chooses to fellowship with us. Both of us benefit from our relationship. Can you imagine that God receives the benefit of community when we choose to fellowship with Him? Even though we can offer God nothing other than our fellowship, it is of such great value that He created us just for us to commune with the almighty God! He created us with a purpose so we can bring forth His kingdom to His people here on earth.
Knowing all this, isn’t it worth taking a few minutes out of my day to fellowship with God?
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