"Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me." —John 15:4
Abiding is your primary work as a man. Nothing more. Just abide. This is because spiritual production is linked to nothing but Christ alone. Your spiritual production is not tied to how much God loves you—God loves you, infinitely. His love is unaffected by your obedience or disobedience. Your spiritual production is not related to God's redemptive work—God does this without any help from you, and it's a supernatural miracle. Your spiritual growth has nothing to do with how long you've been obedient—duration is not a show of spiritual vitality. And your spiritual growth is not about how much you know—for even the young men produce from simple acts of faith. Your spiritual production is linked to active abiding and nothing more. The vine is not of you. The nutrients are not of you. The resources acting on the nutrients are not of you, which means you have little to do with the production. Only one thing is needed—abide and let God do a great work through you and end getting in His way.
DO THIS: Abide in Him.
PRAY THIS: God, I confess I get in your way far too much. Today let me abide, and I pray I will see your work in me and through me.
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