I am actually writing a post in advance!! Miracles are still happening! Sunday's are always super busy so I thought I'd leave with something funny and something to think about. The Bible says that "laughter doeth good like a medicine" and Time Hawkins will tickle your funny bone. Also, Voice of a Savior by Mandisa will leave you thinking about hearing God in your life.
1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.
2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.
3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.
4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.
7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.
9 As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.
10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.
11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.
Jesus spoke this exhort the people to stay close to him, with the end result of have a joy-filled life! How amazing is our God!!! He also spoke of what would happen if they chose not to abide in him. I want and desire to stay close to my God, my Savior. My desire is that He will continue to speak into my life! The fringe benefit of abiding in Him isn't just peace, love and eternal life (which would be more than I deserve), but I also get to live a joy-FILLED life! Not a heartache free or pain free life, but a life where He fills me up with joy!!
Have a joyous Sunday!!