I am the Vine and you are the branches. Get your life from Me. Then I will live in you and you will give much fruit. You can do nothing without Me. John 15:5 NLV. 

God is the vine we are the branches. We live and move and have our being. His Word is love, the path to seeing. Come to the vine receive His love, keep your thoughts on things above.

Let His light shine as thankful branches, be kindly surrendered in humility. Walk in love, a living community. Come to the vine, receive His love; keep your thoughts on things above.

Yesterday’s gone, so start again, lean on the vine, He’ll show the way. Be like Him holy this day. So come to the vine, receive His love, keep your thoughts on things above.

Yes, feast on all the treasures of the heavenly realm and fill your thoughts with heavenly realities, and not with the distractions of the natural realm. Colossians 3:2 TPT.

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We are called to divine dependence, which becomes easier with the passage of time. Through trial and error, I find the things of life work so much better when I rely on the Lord. There are abundant opportunities to do life in our own strength, and yet how sweet when we get that internal nudge to step back. To pray, to read God’s Word, to “be still and know that He is God.” (Psalm 46:10).

We lose our focus when our divine dependence is replaced with distractions. I pray that as we seek to be more like our Creator, that we will become sensitive to moments when our peace begins to decrease. His peace is precious perspective that keeps our hearts and minds clear of clutter.

My heart is to see God’s people come and spend time with The Vine. That we immerse ourselves in His presence in stillness, and come to know and hear that “still small voice” (I Kings 19:12) that whispers love, divine secrets and solutions.


Jacquie ♥

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