Dwell in Me, and I will dwell in you. [Live in Me, and I will live in you.] Just as no branch can bear fruit of itself without abiding in (being vitally united to) the vine, neither can you bear fruit unless you abide in Me”. John 15:4 (AMPC)
Our union with Jesus is where our new life, our true life, begins, and is sustained. Because of that connection with Him we can live in unending, unbroken, companionship with His Father and ours. Needs and desires become longings fulfilled. Heartaches and heartbreaks are healed. Hopes are restored and renewed. As we surrender all that we are to Him, we receive all that He is, in its place.
To experience the destiny we were born to walk in, it is essential that we remain vitally united (“united” from the Latin “unus”, meaning “one” and “vitally” being indispensable to the continuance of life) with Jesus. In this way we become a single unit joined together, no longer alone, no longer two, but one with the fullness of the Godhead, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. As you take Him at His word and say yes to the oneness He offers, two streams begin to flow together—He in you and you in Him. This union is so complete, so pure, that you cannot tell where one begins, and one ends. You think His thoughts; He understands your heart. You surrender your life; He sustains you with His.
Pick up all the pieces you hold so dear, both beautiful and broken, and release them to Jesus, the Source of all life. Watch and see then, as His life-blood flows in to all the withered places, making them whole and the dried-up bits produce a harvest of joy beyond what you could imagine.
Dwell richly in His love, precious one, and allow the One Who is Love, to dwell fully in you.
Precious Jesus I have so often held on to the broken pieces of my life for such a long time, it has been hard to tell where I begin and the brokenness ends. In my own strength I try to fix it—to make better what I have broken or what has broken me, and when I cannot, I try to hide or disappear.
Thank You blessed Saviour for showing me that there is another way to walk through the days, and that way is to be vitally united with the abundance of life that is found in You alone!
Today Jesus I invite You into the shattered bits of my life; the places that feels less than and mainly loss; the place that work, but are not what You had in mind. I chose instead to be connected to You in a way that restores and renews, and makes all things new.
Come now precious Lord, I desire to be vitally united to You. Come and redeem, save, and restore my life, so that the beauty of Your life in me, shines through.