“I AM the vine, you are the branches; those who abide in ME, and I in them, bear much fruit!”
A single word is sufficient in Jesus’ beautiful invitation to be one with HIM in John 15:5. Thus our theme for 2020 and unto Eternity is; ABIDE! Our lifeblood, hearts, and our souls are dependent entirely upon our being, remaining, and ABIDING in HIM. Grafted and growing in a vital, intimate love relationship with our Savior...and thus bearing fruit. The essence of who we are to be! The essence of our calling! But, look ever so closely at Christ’s heart, “...bearing much fruit” is NOT the calling, it is simply a byproduct of HIS intimate call upon us to simply and profoundly ABIDE in HIM!
ABIDE with us, and our Lord Jesus Christ in 2020! Seeking HIM with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength! Accepting NOT any other gift, as beautifully adorned as the package may appear, and leaving the most precious One untouched...unaccepted, and thus not cherished, and then certainly never shared. ABIDING not only begins with Prayer, but it is also the only way that we can truly ABIDE in HIM! Everything else will follow if we just ABIDE!