Abide in Me


"Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in Me." John 15:4

We need God. We are completely helpless without Him. As a branch that is severed from the vine will eventually die--so we cannot live without being attached to God. Our bodies and souls (mind, will, and emotions) may be alive--but our spirit will be dead. (That's the part of man that died in the garden.) Abide means to rest in, remain, stay connected, attached. The vine is the source of everything for the branch.

God wants our lives to overflow with abundant fruitfulness. What comes out of our lives is the essence of who we are. The fruit of our lives is the love, integrity, and character within us. God creates beautiful fruit in His children so that His life, refreshment, encouragement, love, and hope can touch and bless other lives.

"I am the vine, ye are the branches; He that abideth in me, and I in him, bringeth forth much fruit: for without Me you can do nothing." John 15:5

In God there is shelter, hope, comfort, safety, love. We can trust Him. Abide in HIm. May your life be filled with beautiful fruit for His glory. Blessings, Beloved.

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About Me

Rena was born a block away from a fascinating tide pool in Vancouver, British Columbia. She has taught Kindergarten to Grade 12 in a Public school, Christian schools, homeschool, and in an International school in China. She has four beautiful children...a baby in Heaven...a very cool husband...published three books (A Life Set Free, Mommy & Baby's Journal, and Bubs Bunny Goes to Camp) and painted a few paintings. God has given her incredible opportunities to be involved with short term missions around the globe as an Ambassador with the Department of Eternal Affairs. Her personal story is one of healing from brokenness. God took an abandoned, fearful child and is using her life to show that nothing is impossible when our lives are surrendered to God.  Her greatest joy is to bring joy to God's heart. She  sincerely hopes this blog is a blessing to you. 

 

 

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