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You can Abide in HIM

Old North Church Boston, Massachusetts

Old North Church
Boston, Massachusetts

“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing” (John 15:5 NKJV).

Inside the Old North Church

Inside the Old North Church

The secret is abiding. He is the vine and we are indeed the branches. When we accept Him and seek His face continually, we can be incredibly fruitful. We can achieve things we never thought possible. We can climb impossible mountains, overcome impossible odds, and do it with little effort. As we lean on Him, He takes the burden. When the Scripture says, “for without Me you can do nothing,” it means that without Him you can do nothing that counts. Some things count for eternity. Other things count for today, but they may not last.

There’s not going to be a Fortune 500 list in Heaven. Making money seems to be the focus of society these days. You heard the joke about the man who died and went to Heaven. St. Peter met him at the gate and asked him what he was trying to bring in. The man said he wanted to bring his gold with him. After some time, Peter shrugged and said the man could take it in. But since Heaven’s streets are made of gold, it was as though the man carried in a load of concrete!

The Lord can give us beyond what we could ever think or imagine. It goes far beyond money or material possessions. Although, that can be part of the blessing. Abide in Him. Abide means live. Live in Him. He can and He will make your life more exciting and adventurous than ever, if you’ll just trust Him. Be faithful and hang on tight! No matter what happens, you will be glorifying God and doing something that matters. The miracle is that you can abide in Him.

— from The Miracle of You. Click here for more information.

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