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    by Cecelia Lester

Abide in Him
Date Posted: October 8, 2021

“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, that it may bear more fruit…

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.”

John 15:1,2, and 4 (NKJV)

Jesus speaks to His disciples about the importance of living for Him. He calls God the vinedresser, one who cares for the vine and the yield of fruit. He tells them that He is the vine; His followers are the fruit.

In His comparison, the vinedresser (God) prunes the vine for that vine to bear more fruit that stays on the vine matures and flourishes.

Is this not what God does for His followers today? Believers beset by difficult, if not traumatic, circumstances in their lives make decisions to either stay with God or go their own ways.

What are ways we can abide in Jesus?

Through prayer

Through Bible reading

Through Bible study

Through meditation

Through Journaling

Through listening to Him

Through obeying what He tells us


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Biography Information:

Cecelia Lester has been serious about her writing for over two decades..

She composes Christian essays and posts them to her blog

She has  served in a faith-based organization, Grace In Action  by writing two newsletters and searching for possible grants.

In July 2017, she published her first book, 'Times of Trouble Bring Rays of Joy.'

She and her husband of 53 years live in central Indiana. They have one grown son.

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