"I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in Me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing. By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be My disciples." John 15:5,8
According to dictionary.com Abide-tohaveone'sabode;dwell;reside, tocontinueinaparticularcondition,attitude,relationship
I've read this verse a thousand times but today it stuck out to me. Whoever abides in him. Whoever resides in him. Whoever has a relationship in him. Whoever dwells in him.
The part that sticks out the most is in blue. "apart from me you can do nothing." NOTHING. I can't train my kids in the way they should go, I can't love and respect my husband the way I'm commanded to, I can't forgive others that have wronged me and feel no remorse, I can't love on others, I can't find the strength and energy to make through another day.....nothing.
Today abide in him. Dwell in Him. Live in Him. Commune with Him. Worship Him. Speak to Him. Listen to Him. Read his word even if it's a single verse. Do this that you may be changed and He may be glorified.
I am a sinner saved by grace! I love being a wife and absolutely adore my husband. My newest role as mother has been incredible! Before God blessed us with our little man we struggled with infertility and suffered a loss. To read about our loss click here. I am a professional photographer living out my dream one frame at a time.
My husband is adventurous, loving, patient, funny, encouraging, forgiving, talented and my best friend. We met through a mutual friend at church. The fact that he could sing and play guitar was what caught my eye. But his personality and love for the Lord is what won my heart. Well that and his smile!
Little man is our little blessing. He made is big debut on June 1, 2009. He is such a happy boy, who is very curious about the world around him. Which is a nice way of saying, he is into everything! We found out we were pregnant with him two days before we had our first infertility specialist appointment. God is good!
Our second blessing, Cohen was born December 2, 2010. He and his brother are almost exactly 1 year 1/2 apart. We love watching his personality shine through and are blessed to have him in our family!
Mason is our third boy and the best surprise we've ever received! His big brothers love him to pieces. So far he is a laid back baby who is already sleeping through the night.