To thrive we need to be connected to the source of every good and perfect gift! To thrive we need to understand that every good and perfect gift comes from God! To thrive then we need to stay connected as Jesus explains between the vine and the branches.
‘ “I am the true grapevine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch of mine that doesn’t produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more. You have already been pruned and purified by the message I have given you. Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me. “Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing. Anyone who does not remain in me is thrown away like a useless branch and withers. Such branches are gathered into a pile to be burned. But if you remain in me and my words remain in you, you may ask for anything you want, and it will be granted! When you produce much fruit, you are my true disciples. This brings great glory to my Father. “I have loved you even as the Father has loved me. Remain in my love. When you obey my commandments, you remain in my love, just as I obey my Father’s commandments and remain in his love. I have told you these things so that you will be filled with my joy. Yes, your joy will overflow! This is my commandment: Love each other in the same way I have loved you. There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you slaves, because a master doesn’t confide in his slaves. Now you are my friends, since I have told you everything the Father told me. You didn’t choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, using my name. This is my command: Love each other. ‘John 15:1-17
So let’s thrive by allowing God to prune us, cutting out the things we shouldn’t have distracting us in life! Let’s thrive by allowing God to flow into and through our lives! Let’s thrive by meditating on and studying God’s Word and allowing it to prune and purify us! Let’s thrive by remaining in Jesus! Let’s thrive by staying connected so that we can be fruitful! Let’s thrive by not departing from or disconnecting from God! Let’s thrive by producing much fruit for the glory of God! Let’s thrive by loving others as God has loved us and sacrificially pour out that love into the lives of our spouses, our kids, and our communities! Let’s thrive by being friends of God just as Abraham did in faith! Let’s thrive by producing lasting fruit! Let’s thrive by turning to God and asking for what we need!
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Where are you at? What are you going through? How are you dealing with it? Who is helping and who is hindering? Why? Choose today to invite Jesus into your heart! Choose today to invite Jesus into your life! Choose today to invite the Holy Spirit to be your comforter and your guide to help give you the wisdom and discernment you need for the day and help to correct and direct the path you are walking down today!