Monday, September 1, 2014

Abide in Him

There are many things I should be doing right now.  Laundry is dry on the line, children are waking from naps, the floor needs sweeping, a dinner plan needs to be made, but I can't stop thinking about this.
I am reading in John for my devotions in the mornings.  Today I was in John 15.
John 15:4,5  "Abide in me, and I in you.  As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me.  I am the vine; you are the branches.  Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing."

It keeps coming back to me today.  After starting school a little late because of problems with the toddlers, after having to be forgiven and to forgive after impatient words were spoken, after pondering with my husband about how to help some people we know, after dealing with a child who is struggling with missing loved ones, after being discouraged about the needs in a country we have grown to love, after sweating much of the day.....
I can't help but think that someone else might need this reminder.  Abide in Him.  It is the only way.  He alone can give peace.  Abide in Him in the struggles.  Abide in Him in the joy.  Abide in Him ALL DAY LONG.

I am clinging to that today.  Apart from Him I can do nothing.  He is The Vine.

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