Speaking of abiding fruit

August 17, 2012 — Leave a comment

On the strength of God’s promise and trusting in His faithfulness,
the believer yields himself to the leading of the Holy Spirit…
consenting to let Him do his work in the soul and afterwards to know what He has wrought there…
Faith trusts the working of the Spirit unseen in the deep recesses of the inner life.

Andrew Murray

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Live in Me. Make your home in Me just as I do in you.
In the same way that a branch can’t bear grapes by itself but only by being joined to the vine, you can’t bear fruit unless you are joined with Me.
I am the Vine, you are the branches.
When you’re joined with Me and I with you, the relation intimate and organic, the harvest is sure to be abundant.
Separated, you can’t produce a thing.

John 15:4-5 The Message

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As the day’s light opens on your waking eyes, accept it on these terms:
A day, just one day only, but still a day, given to abide and grow up in Jesus Christ.
Whether it be a day of health or sickness, joy or sorrow, rest or work, of struggle or victory,
let the chief thought with which you receive it in the morning thanksgiving be this:
“A day that the Father gave; in it I may, I must become more closely united to Jesus.”
As the Father asks “can you trust Me just for this one day to keep you abiding in Jesus and Jesus to keep your fruitful?”
you cannot but give the joyful response: “I will trust and not be afraid.”
Andrew Murray

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