Are you tired of going back and forth with a problem you have been dealing with for a long time? Tired of feeling guilty, under condemnation, and helpless? The only way to get results is to stay connected with the source. Our electricity works when we stay connected to the power company.
John 15:5-8 Easy Read Version says 5 “I am the vine, and you are the branches. If you stay joined to me, and I to you, you will produce plenty of fruit. But separated from me you won’t be able to do anything. 6 If you don’t stay joined to me, you will be like a branch that has been thrown out and has dried up. All the dead branches like that are gathered up, thrown into the fire and burned. 7 Stay joined together with me, and follow my teachings. If you do this, you can ask for anything you want, and it will be given to you. 8 Show that you are my followers by producing much fruit. This will bring honor to my Father.
The key is staying connected to God. I have seen people overcome certain obstacles, get comfortable trusting in their own ability/strength and end up back where they started. Connection to God will take you from faith to faith, glory to glory. You rise higher with God.
John 8:31-32 King James Version 31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
It is a daily lifestyle. True freedom is in knowing the Creator and doing things His way. After all, He created us. He knows what is best for us. Continue meditating in the word throughout the day.
Joshua 1:8 8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.
As believers, people should see the difference by the victories and successes we have in our lives. God is glorified and it gives us an opportunity to share about the goodness of God.
Isaiah 60:1-3 Living Translation Arise, my people! Let your light shine for all the nations to see! For the glory of the Lord is streaming from you. 2 Darkness as black as night shall cover all the peoples of the earth, but the glory of the Lord will shine from you. 3 All nations will come to your light; mighty kings will come to see the glory of the Lord upon you.
Let us as people of God rise up and stay connected to the vine, which is The Almighty God, so people can see a better way and are drawn to the Light of God in us.
To shine, stay on the vine!