"I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing."—John 15:5

Gaining momentum in a man's spiritual life is perhaps the more difficult task. This is because anything not in motion requires great force to get moving. Think of a bowling ball, a soccer ball, or a lacrosse ball. Or even better consider an ocean liner, locomotive, or airplane. Do these objects not require a significant catalytic event to begin their path of motion? But once they get moving, it is easier to keep them moving. For the Christian man, our momentum is found in an originating force; "the vine"—a.k.a "Jesus Christ." And the catalytic event was his life, death, and resurrection that overcame our spiritual and physical death by delivering a fatal blow to sin and subsequent death. In this, we have hope and salvation—but also momentum. A force that propels our life daily. And while sin, shame, fear, and regret will try to keep us at a standstill, it cannot if we remain "in him."

DO THIS: Be acted upon by His grace, love, mercy, and forgiveness and build momentum.

PRAYER: God, while the enemy tries to keep me at a standstill, will you get me moving so that I produce "much fruit."


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