...beautiful words stir my heart...
-Speaking LIFE into others-
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Marriage - Day #3 -- Prayers - it is NEVER too late.
The Vine and the Branches
15 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener.2 He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes[a] so that it will be even more fruitful.3 You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you.4 Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.
5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit;apart from me you can do nothing.6 If
you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and
withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned.7 If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
God's word is what we need to take in daily.
God's word is our communication with HIM.
God's word reveals.
God's word disciplines.
God' s word brings light to our darkness....
God's word must be something we CRAVE.
Vs. 5 -- "remain in me"....
I have a loved one near me -- I saw how he did not remain in HIM.
I have another loved one, that I diapered as a child, and loved so....and she has not remained in HIM.
I had a husband that did not remain in Him. It hurt to watch.
You may have a husband that is not remaining in Him....
When I read the words REMAIN in me.... that tells me that I could possibly...'not' remain in HIM....
It is my choice.
know that I know, I am eternally secure and I know - that NO one can
pluck me out of my Father's hands -- but, I believe it is possible to
WALK out of HIS hands....on my own ...with my own two feet...with my OWN
Verse 6 says it too -- if you remain....
I believe that MANY of relied too heavily on that ...'walk' down the aisle as a child.....and then -- just... lived.
believe that I have NO condemnation for those...who live with Jesus
Christ... nothing can stop me from the love of my Heavenly Father -- I
don't believe that HE ever 'hates' HIS children....it is not possible
for God to hate - us as HE sees us through the blood of HIS Son.
I am not worried, nor do I believe I must re-dedicate my life each
night in any type of fear -- Salvation is my gift. I have freely
I know my heaven is eternally secure.
just pray that the others -- the ones I have SEEN love Jesus and serve
Jesus but have decided to walk away....I pray there is repentance...and I
pray there is no unforgiveness...as eternity is a LONG time to
Hell is a real place.
Lord, for one particular marriage this ever ---
Lord, tonight, I have prayed already -- but I am praying again...asking
YOU to intervene...begging you for this victory for my sister in
Christ...I WANT to see MARRIAGE win...I want to see HOPE arise...
Lord, For the marriages that are around me and will read this - that whomever is reading this will stop and think...it is NOT too late. But specifically for those wives who are hurting because they have seen their man walk away from You -- perhaps even harden their hearts towards you. Lord, their wives see and hear them grieve you -- and sin against You and it is painful to watch... for those women this even Lord - touch them in a mighty way - personally and we thank you - We thank you that You extend grace and mercy to wait on our own failings but on theirs as well -- and we will believe tonight for one more day - a miracle will happen tomorrow but if not tomorrow - then the next, as they are believing that no matter what - YOU are Lord and they will REMAIN in You. IN Jesus name...Amen.