Do you feel like you're just trying to survive each day? Like you're barely keeping your head above the waters? Here's the truth: Jesus didn't die for us to just survive. He came so that we would have abundant life - life to its fullest extent (John 10:10).

We were made to thrive and to bear much fruit! So why does it seem like most of us are barely getting by each day? 🤔

Perhaps the answer can be found in the words of Jesus Himself, "Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. (John 15:4)"

A branch that is disconnected from a tree is no longer able to sustain itself - it's cut off from all of its nutrients that previously allowed it to survive. Likewise, if we're not connected to Jesus, the source that sustains our souls, how can we expect to survive, let alone thrive?

If you want to grow into the plans and purposes God has for your life, and to have life abundantly, then you've got to abide in Him. Spend time in the presence of God and allow Him to speak life-giving words into your heart. Delve deep into the word of God and allow your mind to be filled with His truths about who He says you are. Serve Him by being His hands and feet to the last, least, and lost, and catch a glimpse of how much He loves the world.

Abide in Him, and you will bear much fruit. For apart from Him, you can do nothing.

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April 23, 2024 — TCCO (Troubleshooting)