Good Morning, What a beautiful day the Lord has made, we shall rejoice and be glad in it.
Before I rose this morning I asked God, What is the message for today? He quickly answered. "I am the true vine".
I said to myself okay Lord. Again, I reminded myself that I am not in control. It is the will of the Spirit that I must follow. I started reading scripture and commentaries and realized that the message is very in-depth to break down into the usual short blog. The more I read and listened to the reading, the more heartwarming it became and was directed to give it just like it is. It is simple enough for those who have ears to hear God's spoken word.
“I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. 2 Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away, and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit. 3 You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. 4 Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. 5 “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. 6 If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned. 7 If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. 8 By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.9 “As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love. 10 If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love.11 “These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.