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Monday, May 26

Posted: Monday, May 26

One Year Bible Reading Guide:

2 Samuel 9:1-11:27
John 15:1-27
Psalm 119:49-64
Proverbs 16:1-3

 

Verse of the day:

Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing. (John 15:5)

 

My wife loves to garden. She loves seeing the whole process of this little itty bitty seed grow into a beautiful, delicious plant or vegetable! One thing Steph has learned in the gardening process is that she needs to constantly be on top of her plants. If even a week goes by without her nurturing her garden, that could be detrimental to the life of her crops. We’ve learned that in order for these plants to grow and for me to enjoy the delicious vegetables, it’s something we always need to be aware of. 

Jesus made it very clear that it’s the same situation with our relationship with him.  It’s so important that every single day we “remain in him.” It can be so easy to let a day slip by without reading our Bible or even giving God a thought. But as Jesus said, without us being attached to him as a vine is to the branch, we have nothing! We can always get back into it and attach our roots to Him!

You know, a tree doesn’t hide it’s fruit as it’s growing. We have this beautiful tree right next to our apartment patio that has begun to blossom these past two weeks with gorgeous white pedals. In the same way this tree doesn't hide as it's begging to blossom, it’s so cool to see people who were far from God have their life changed and become sanctified because of their roots being planted in Jesus. Remaining in Him is more than an assurance of a good life on Earth, it’s a lifestyle that produces eternal fruit! Today, be conscience of setting up patterns and a lifestyle that honors God every single day. Apart from Him, we have nothing and can do nothing! Jesus is our everything!

Pastor Joshua Humpa // Special Events Pastor

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