We are involved in so many things, but God invites us and calls us to be still.
Jesus is the True Vine
John 15:1-4 “I am the true vine and my father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.” You are already clean because of the word I have spoken o you. 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.”
The vine is life. It is instrumental in bringing forth fruit. The vine itself has the roots that go into the ground. It is the strength of the branches.
There are things we attach ourselves to draw strength and nourishment from, but those things will never bring the internal strength that we need.
We are the branch. We are not the vine keeper in our life or in anyone else’s life. God the Father is the vine dresser. His job is to examine and care for the vineyard.
When we step into anything outside of being the branch we are in the wrong place. In order for us to attach ourselves to the vine we must be yielded to Christ.
There is something that our busyness takes us away from and that is being more and more aware that the presence of Christ is here now, always. We just tune into other things.
He invites us to abide in Him. He truly wants us to dwell in his presence in every area of our life. Your thoughts, your attitudes, the way you treat people, your gifts, your hurt, your questions, all you unresolved anger and bitterness, he wants you to bring it home to him.
If we don’t bring it to him we give it to everyone else. There is one place for your pain, your questions, your discouragement, and it is in Him. That requires us to become vulnerable and to surrender and yield.
How do we make the presence of Christ in your everyday life? Get in the Gospels, ask the Holy Spirit to show you where to start. The Holy Spirit binds the Trinity together and connects us to Christ. He is our Teacher and reveal things to us.
To finish out this lesson …. Watch this teaching in the video below: