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Vines and Branches

  • 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 away 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 stop, 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.

    Note: Good morning! The Creation Photographers fun theme for the week is "All Things Praiseworthy", based on Philippians 4:8! As always, you are free to post anything else that inspires you, too! ALSO, the latest Bible Study covering chapter seven of Acts is now available! For links to these areas and more, please see the Announcements at the top of our home page here: Announcements


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Amen
May 7, 2018
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmannedited: May 7, 2018

My Mom passed away last night. I know she’s in Heaven. Amen. ❤️

May 7, 2018
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Tracy Carroll
Tracy Carroll

SO sorry to hear of your mom's passing  :(  At least you know she is up in Heaven with our loving Father. What a thing to rejoice! God bless you this very day! <3

May 7, 2018
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

My condolences to you and your family.

May 7, 2018
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Bob Conquest
Bob Conquest

I'm sorry to hear of your Mom's passing.  Prayers for you and your family.

May 7, 2018
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

I'm sorry for your loss Mari. It's good that you know she is with the Lord.

May 7, 2018
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Mari, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss, sister! Praying for you and your family <3! (((HUGS)))

May 7, 2018
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

So sorry for your loss Mari, if you know she is in heaven, you will see her some day! 

May 7, 2018
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

So sorry for your loss,GODS blessings to you and your family.

May 7, 2018
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brownedited: May 7, 2018

Prayers for peace and comfort at this time of loss. You will be reunited in heaven. Amen.

May 7, 2018
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

GOD BLESS HER SOUL.  We praise and thank you LORD GOD FATHER ALMIGHTY for peace and comfort and joy be with Mari and her family.  Amen

May 7, 2018
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

Mari, I'm sorry for your loss. You and family have my sincerest condolences. May God have mercy upon her soul. 

May 7, 2018
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord

May 7, 2018
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen Lord, help me to stay in tune with you.

May 7, 2018
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen!

May 7, 2018
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

May 7, 2018
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen 

May 7, 2018
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Amen,thank you for this wonderful day.we love you. Amen 

May 7, 2018
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor

Lord, please help me with work today. I start new training today and I couldn't sleep last night. I've been struggling at work and I need to do well here. Please help me. In Jesus' Name, Amen. 

May 7, 2018
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

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!

May 7, 2018
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

 

Truly an inspiration.  I needed to hear this devotional. God bless you Pastor Dion. Have a great day. I know I will.  Thank you.

May 7, 2018
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father, that this day be accomplished with Your help. Give me the strength to do what You design for me,in Jesus nameI pray. Amen. Glory be to God.

May 7, 2018
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Barbara Neahring
Barbara Neahring

Thank you!

May 7, 2018
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

May 7, 2018
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

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, thank you Father.

May 7, 2018
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Lord Jesus thank you for holding my hand through every day. I give you the praise and honor for everything. Without You I'm nothing. Amen.

May 7, 2018
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

May 8, 2018
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  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.

May 8, 2018
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardleedited: May 8, 2018

Amen and Amen! May this be my "every-day's prayer" - thank you Pastor Dion

May 8, 2018
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Linda Kovacs
Linda Kovacs

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE FILMING OF THE LEFT BEHIND 2 MOVIE  :)

May 10, 2018