A Call To Intimacy
Jesus offers us an intimacy with Him. The symbol of a vine and its branches, and growth that interconnects us with him. Just as we are being offered this kind of intimacy with him, visualize a picture yourself as a branch that is being grafted on to Jesus; as a branch of the vine from which all life comes. If we are part of the vine and are in communion with Jesus, the vine and our very “little life” can grow together and bear fruit. It’s very real to experience this. But…. do we live this truth? We all tend to want to explore sources of life and enjoy them outside of Jesus. But….truly only listen for Him. Listen……
Jesus keeps saying “Come back to me, give me all your burdens, all your worries, fears, and anxious thoughts. Trust that with me you will find complete Rest.”
Read John 15:1-5
”I am the vine and you are the branches.”
Oh’ my ever giving and great God, thank you for shaping and pruning all my human efforts; please God teach me how to celebrate and accept all of life’s pains and sorrows, so that through them, I can come to discover a deeper love of you, and a much stronger hope in your promises. Sometimes I can see a loss or a failure as a setback or a punishment. Oh God, teach me that these are divine opportunities for a more fruitful and mature life in You. I pray you will always abide in me.
I now give you my thankful heart. Amen……