"I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. "Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit,
He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit. "You are
already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. "Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me. "I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing."If anyone does not abide in Me, he is thrown away as a branch and dries up; and they gather them, and cast them into the fire and they are burned. "If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. "My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples. John 15:1-8 (NASB)
What have you been trying to do on your own? Manage your own life, take care of an elderly loved one, raise the children alone, grow in the ministry the Lord has asked you to be part off, just live....the list goes on....We all want to do good things.......BUT apart from God we are just "doing".... and the truth is--it's exhausting! I want to stay refreshed & have strength that comes from the hand of God...I want to move in the direction the Father says to go in...to accomplish what He wants me to do ..... I MUST ABIDE IN HIM.... Strength will rise when we wait upon God....We must rest & wait on Him--stay connected to the One who orders our steps! Read His Word today and be refreshed!
God bless you!~Liz