The Vital Union

Day 30 “Dwell in Me, and I will dwell in you.  [Live in Me, and I will live in you.]  Just as no branch can bear fruit of itself without abiding in (being vitally united to) the vine, neither can you bear fruit unless you abide in Me.” – John...

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The Pruning Process

Day 29 “I am the True Vine, and My Father is the Vinedresser. Any branch in Me that does not bear fruit [that stops bearing] He cuts away (trims off, takes away); and He cleanses and repeatedly prunes every branch that continues to bear fruit, to make it bear more...

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The Big Picture

Day 28 “In my great trouble I cried to the Lord and He answered me; from the depths of death I called, and Lord, You heard me!” – Jonah 2:2 In the story of Jonah, God called Jonah to warn the people of Nineveh that they faced certain destruction if...

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Activate the Power

Day 27 “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work in us.” – Ephesians 3:20 As a Christian, you have the power of the Holy Spirit inside of you. But that power won’t go...

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for October 3, 2021

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done. – Philippians 4:6 (NLT)

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Patience

Day 26 “Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for Him.” – Psalms 37:7 When we are impatient with God, we tend to try things on our own. When we try things on our own, they tend to go horribly wrong. Take the Israelites for example, once they left...

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Maintain Your Fire

Day 25 “That is why I remind you to fan into flame the gracious gift of God, [that inner fire—the special endowment] which is in you through the laying on of my hands.” – 2 Timothy 1:6 Footnote in the Bible: In ancient times, embers were kept slowly burning so...

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Be as Light

Day 24 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.” – Matthew 5:14 Light, in the natural, can be put out, absorbed, and appropriated by darkness (John 1:5). We cannot allow Satan to do the same to the Light which shines through...

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Be as Salt

Day 23 “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste (its strength, its quality), how can its saltiness be restored? It is not good for anything any longer but to be thrown out and trodden underfoot by men.” – Matthew 5:13 Salt, in the...

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Observation and Experience

Day 22 “Whoever confesses and acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. We have come to know [by personal observation and experience], and have believed [with deep, consistent faith] the love which God has for us. God is love, and the...

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