Abide In Christ: May 6th

6382118219_24bb67a932_oGOD HIMSELF HAS UNITED YOU TO HIM

Wow.  Wow, wow, wow.  I have a feeling that I may begin each of my contributions with that utterance: Wow.  Our God is absolutely Wow.  He is showing me a deeper understanding of how this is all His work.  Mine is to accept by faith His work in my life.  Mine is to look away unto Jesus Christ, fix my eyes upon the Vine, and abide in Him.  His work is of the Husbandman.  And so is mine.  Hooboy.

“The branch is as much in the charge and keeping of the husbandman as the vine; his honour as much concerned in the wellbeing and growth of the branch as of the vine.  The God who chose Christ to be Vine fitted Him thoroughly for the work He had as Vine to perform.  The God who has chosen me and planted me in Christ, has thereby engaged to secure, if I will but let Him, by yielding myself to Him, that I in every way be worthy of Jesus Christ.  Oh that I did but fully realize this!”

Dear Saint,

“Take time to meditate and to worship, until the light that comes from the throne of God has shone into you, and you have seen your union to Christ as indeed the work of His almighty Father.  Take time, day after day, and let, in your whole religious life, with all it has of claims and duties, of needs and wishes, God be everything.  See Jesus, as He speaks to you, ‘Abide in me,’ pointing upward and saying, ‘My FATHER IS THE HUSBANDMAN.  Of Him you are in me, through Him you abide in me, and to Him and to His glory shall be the fruit you bear.’  And let your answer be, Amen, Lord!  So be it.  From eternity Christ and I were ordained for each other; inseparably we belong to each other: it is God’s will; I shall abide in Christ.  It is of God I am in Christ Jesus.”

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    mark
    May 6, 2015 at 7:11 am

    Thanks for this contribution, RC. It is in simple faith that we abide in Jesus the Vine. I know this and yet I need constant reminding.
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    Larry Aubry
    May 6, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    “Most essential to the abiding in Christ is the daily renewal of our faith’s assurance, “I am in Christ Jesus.””

    Over the past several days I have been routinely meditating on the whole vine and branch chapter from several days ago and the more I dwell on this I am proportionally reminded that “I am in Christ Jesus”. Thank you Lord for this continued daily renewal and revelation of who I am and who we are in You.
    Larry

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    tim
    May 6, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    Wonderful our Workman – WoW

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      Bridget Babione
      May 9, 2015 at 12:27 pm

      Love it!

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    Bridget Babione
    May 9, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    “The God who has chosen me and planted me in Christ, has thereby engaged to secure, if I will but let Him, by yielding myself to Him, that I in every way be worthy of Jesus Christ.”

    My heart wants to explode at the glorious thought that the Father is willing to make me worthy of His Christ. And that He makes me worthy of His Christ in and through and by His Christ. Heavens, WHAT A CHRIST!!!

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    Donna Batty
    March 21, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    Brother, I have joined with some other saints reading this 31 day book and we’re up to day 9 but I cannot get past this one, day 6! I totally agree with Wow! I can’t move past this incredible revealing insight into the fact that GOD Himself placed me in The Vine and how He is the one responsible for the fulfillment of what He has intended a thing for. WOW, so my spiritual growth, fruit, capacity to remain in the Vine, all is the work of The Husbandman. I feel so safe!
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      R.C. Babione
      March 23, 2017 at 9:09 am

      Amen, sister! “I feel so safe!” There is no safer place to be than in His hands.

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