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The Vine And The Branch

  • Remain in me, and I in you. As the branch can't bear fruit by itself, unless it remains in the vine, so neither can you, unless you remain in me. I am the vine. You are the branches. He who remains in me, and I in him, the same bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:4 WEB

    The ministry of Jesus from the first recorded miracle of turning water into wine, until His resurrection was about three-and-a-half years. He took away the sins of the universe and if we let Him personally, He will take ours. Jesus changed the world that He lived in.

    We labor each day for so many things when in reality, if we just get in tune with Him, we would accomplish so much more and it would be more fulfilling as well. Like Mary sitting at the feet of Jesus while Martha labored in the kitchen, sometimes we just need to sit and listen. Too often though, we are like Martha, making sandwiches that no one ordered and just getting tired and frustrated when they don't seem to appreciate it.

    Jesus is the Vine, we are the branches, and it is our connection with Him that makes our own life bear fruit. I find that when I spend some quiet time with the Lord before I start my day, pray for a few minutes, read a little scripture and listen, that my day goes so much better. It reminds me of why I am doing this and that I am not just struggling alone in this life. After a few minutes alone with the Lord, I am much stronger.

    Always include the Lord in Your day. Remember that without Him, you can do nothing of lasting value. Taking just ten minutes to stop, pray and listen, can change your life, those around you, and the world itself.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please strengthen me today and cover me with Your presence. Draw my heart to You Lord and let me see through Your eyes. Use me and make my life count for Your kingdom, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Mark Duell
Mark Duell

Amen. 

November 11, 2016
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Heidi Chiandussi
Heidi Chiandussi

Amen ...lots of strength for all that Are fast today ..today i am going to just have one little Sandwich. And stay in prayer ..

November 11, 2016
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles Prayer: Heavenly Father, please strengthen me today and cover me with Your presence. Draw my heart to You Lord and let me see through Your eyes. Use me and make my life count for Your kingdom, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen! Yes! I try to spend quality time every morning with the Father and also quick moments throughout my day... keeps me focused on what's important <3 Thank you for another inspiring truth <3  
November 11, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

Amen!

November 11, 2016
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan

Very cool Script! Amazing recalling going fron glory too glory through a day, winning battles in this life! Number one realizing Myself I coulldn't on My own ever had done so! Back after it!! Amen!!!!!!!!!!!

November 11, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

AMEN!

 

November 11, 2016
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome

amen

 

November 11, 2016
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Gloria Nebarez
Gloria Nebarez

Amen, make the time to be with the Lord each morning. All he ask is five minutes of your time, what a great reminder, just five minutes, to be refreshed and ready to conquer the day. Thank you Pastor Dion.

November 11, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

Amen!

November 11, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

Put your trust in the creator, He can handel every thing that comes your way. His Word is so powerful, read it and get to know Him.

November 11, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, Twila <3!

November 11, 2016
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Terryl Nichols
Terryl Nichols

Amen

November 11, 2016
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Deborah Alexander
Deborah Alexander

Amen

November 11, 2016
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Rose Theuret
Rose Theuret

Amen Thank you for reminding me of this.

November 11, 2016
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Audry Reddy
Audry Reddy

I discovered early on in my Christian walk to start the day reading my Bible and reflecting. Sometimes I put the coffee on first!

November 11, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen, everyday I begin in thanks, prayer, reading the Word and devotions. It is a habit I will never break from. It strengthens me for the events of the day and draws me closer as I seek His face.

November 11, 2016
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Fraser Keys
Fraser Keys

Thank you for your message Pastor Dion it is so easy for me to be distracted and lose my focus.  I need to focus on on always putting Jesus first in my life for we are only here a short while and his love is eternal!

November 11, 2016
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio

Amen♡

November 11, 2016
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen 

November 11, 2016
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you pastor for another very beautiful devotional you are truely blessed by God thanks again

November 11, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

November 11, 2016
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord

Amen. I also get distracted and need to get into the habit of always putting Jesus first .Thank you Pastor Dion for another thought provoking devotional. Have a great weekend.

November 11, 2016
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Amen!! Thank you Pastor Dion for todays devotion. :-)   I pray this prayer over my family and I. I pray in Jesus, name. Amen <3

 

Prayer: Heavenly Father, please strengthen me today and cover me with Your presence. Draw my heart to You Lord and let me see through Your eyes. Use me and make my life count for Your kingdom, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen. <3

November 11, 2016
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Nothing of lasting value...All our doings without Him 

November 11, 2016
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Loriann Riley
Loriann Riley

Amen we need Jesus more than ever especially in the days and times we are living in.  We need Jesus in our homes,  schools, jobs, in our surrounding and our everydaylife.  Because the  devil is like a roaring lions he only come to rob and destroy  lives. We need to keep praying and involve God in our lives and day.  Asked God to protect us and we need to involve God in our daily lives and decisions. 

November 11, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Dion!  Heavenly Father, please strengthen me today and cover me with Your presence. Draw my heart to You Lord and let me see through Your eyes. Use me and make my life count for Your kingdom, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

November 12, 2016
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Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke

Amen

November 12, 2016
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DeLana Cofield
DeLana Cofield

 AMEN to Pastor Dion and all the precious comments. Keeping God at the beginning of our days; throughout our days & Praising him for 'keeping' & guiding the entire day will guarantee staying connected. All Be & stay Blessed!!!

November 15, 2016