Abiding in Christ

Have you ever seen a branch deciding to become part of a tree? Or is a leaf staying up late at night worrying about whether they have picked the right twig to grow on?

We laugh at the silly notion of these ideas but in the same way we miss out on what Jesus is telling us. Jesus has already joined us to Himself by the ultimate sacrifice of His life. Abiding is not recruitment, spiritual boot camp or mere religious duty. To abide in Him is simply to gratefully enjoy the part we are given by grace. We are only fruitful as His life blood flows through us. No matter how small or weak we are through Him we can do anything He asks!

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.
John 15:5 ESV

Published by pastorpete51

My wife and I serve as members of a worship team at a multicultural church. Our members are from Brazil, Nepal and the U.S.. Because of the many languages and cultures in our local body we face unique challenges, such as how many songs will we do in English today? What new songs can we use in either language that are simple enough for the people to sing. The songs, the devotions and insights here are a small portion of some of the ways God is leading us as we push towards the goal. I pray that these will be both a blessing and an encouragement for those of you who may pass by Praise 2 Worship.

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