30.30.30. Day 17: Now Abide

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Day 17

 

The Passage:

John 15:1-11
1 “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 it so 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, so 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, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing. 6 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. 7 If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. 8 My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples. 9 Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also 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 so that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full.
 
Corresponding readings:
1 John 2:3-6
1 John 4:13-16
 

Reflection:

  • What do you learn about: the Father? Jesus? People?

 
 

  • How does this touch your life?

 
 

  • What is your take-away? How do you hope it will influence you and your life with others?

 
 

Going Deeper:

  • Journal a prayer of surrender. The surrendered life is the abiding life. A life that is full of fruit and joy comes from abiding.

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