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"I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the wonderful future He has promised to those He called. I want you to realize what a rich and glorious inheritance He has given to His people." Saint Paul to the Ephesians 1:18

Glorious inheritance. Let me just savor that! In the following verse, Saint Paul says that we who believe have IN us an immeasurable, unlimited, surpassingly great power, the same resurrection power that raised Christ from the dead. When we read these words, do we scoff with incredulity and skepticism, or do we claim and confess it? I do both. First, I think, I don't see this power in my life! And then I squash that thought like an uninvited bug! You see, if we try to live according to how God wants us to live, sometimes we don't see the changes. We tend to focus on how we keep failing God, how much we sin, how we are not victorious over our weaknesses. But we can focus on what Saint Paul said in Philippians 1:6: " He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."

Just as it was so important for Jesus to go to Samaria, to speak to the woman at the well in the 4th chapter of John, we can be sure that He will seek us out, no matter how big a sinner we are. He wants to give all of us a chance to never thirst, but to have a part of His glorious heritage in Him!
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"I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the wonderful future He has promised to those He called. I want you to realize what a rich and glorious inheritance He has given to His people." Saint Paul to the Ephesians 1:18

Glorious inheritance. Let me just savor that! In the following verse, Saint Paul says that we who believe have IN us an immeasurable, unlimited, surpassingly great power, the same resurrection power that raised Christ from the dead. When we read these words, do we scoff with incredulity and skepticism, or do we claim and confess it? I do both. First, I think, I don't see this power in my life! And then I squash that thought like an uninvited bug! You see, if we try to live according to how God wants us to live, sometimes we don't see the changes. We tend to focus on how we keep failing God, how much we sin, how we are not victorious over our weaknesses. But we can focus on what Saint Paul said in Philippians 1:6: " He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."

Just as it was so important for Jesus to go to Samaria, to speak to the woman at the well in the 4th chapter of John, we can be sure that He will seek us out, no matter how big a sinner we are. He wants to give all of us a chance to never thirst, but to have a part of His glorious heritage in Him!
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"Abide in Me and I in you." John 15:4

After Jesus washed the disciples' feet, even Judas', he went on to speak to them about Him being the true vine.  He said the Father was the gardener, the vine-dresser, who cuts off branches that do not bear fruit.  The disciples were the branches. The vine-dresser cut off one of the branches because "anyone who parts from me is thrown away like a useless branch and withers.  Such branches are gathered into a pile to be burned." (John 15:6)

I am sure we do not like to wither and burn like Judas!  The only way is to abide in Jesus, to stay joined to Him, to dwell with Him, to remain in Him, to walk with Him.  Daily.  If we examine ourselves, perhaps we will find what we are connected to.  Are we attached to our bank account? Our reputation? Our job? What vine are we joined to? Perhaps we are hanging on to Jesus by a fragile little tendril? Even if that is the case, we can always reconnect with the true vine. I was delighted to learn that almost all grape vines used for wine making is grafted!  And so even Judas who was cut off, could have begun anew if only he repented and asked Jesus to forgive him.

Thank you Lord for forgiving us 70 x 70 times, and even more! Help us to abide in You and You in us! 

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"Abide in Me and I in you." John 15:4

After Jesus washed the disciples' feet, even Judas', he went on to speak to them about Him being the true vine.  He said the Father was the gardener, the vine-dresser, who cuts off branches that do not bear fruit.  The disciples were the branches. The vine-dresser cut off one of the branches because "anyone who parts from me is thrown away like a useless branch and withers.  Such branches are gathered into a pile to be burned." (John 15:6)

I am sure we do not like to wither and burn like Judas!  The only way is to abide in Jesus, to stay joined to Him, to dwell with Him, to remain in Him, to walk with Him.  Daily.  If we examine ourselves, perhaps we will find what we are connected to.  Are we attached to our bank account? Our reputation? Our job? What vine are we joined to? Perhaps we are hanging on to Jesus by a fragile little tendril? Even if that is the case, we can always reconnect with the true vine. I was delighted to learn that almost all grape vines used for wine making is grafted!  And so even Judas who was cut off, could have begun anew if only he repented and asked Jesus to forgive him.

Thank you Lord for forgiving us 70 x 70 times, and even more! Help us to abide in You and You in us! 

http://patsypat.blogspot.com
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"Abide in Me and I in you." John 15:4

After Jesus washed the disciples' feet, even Judas', he went on to speak to them about Him being the true vine.  He said the Father was the gardener, the vine-dresser, who cuts off branches that do not bear fruit.  The disciples were the branches. The vine-dresser cut off one of the branches because "anyone who parts from me is thrown away like a useless branch and withers.  Such branches are gathered into a pile to be burned." (John 15:6)

I am sure we do not like to wither and burn like Judas!  The only way is to abide in Jesus, to stay joined to Him, to dwell with Him, to remain in Him, to walk with Him.  Daily.  If we examine ourselves, perhaps we will find what we are connected to.  Are we attached to our bank account? Our reputation? Our job? What vine are we joined to? Perhaps we are hanging on to Jesus by a fragile little tendril? Even if that is the case, we can always reconnect with the true vine. I was delighted to learn that almost all grape vines used for wine making is grafted!  And so even Judas who was cut off, could have begun anew if only he repented and asked Jesus to forgive him.

Thank you Lord for forgiving us 70 x 70 times, and even more! Help us to abide in You and You in us! 

http://patsypat.blogspot.com
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"I am the vine, you are the branches." John 15:5

These words of Jesus, part of His farewell message to His disciples, are very powerful.  If we can only understand the true meaning of this short phrase, we would be different persons. After Hudson Taylor contemplated these words, he considered his life "an exchanged life".  Hudson Taylor wrote: "The Spirit of God revealed to me the truth of our oneness with Jesus as I had never known it before....I saw not only that Jesus will never leave me, but I am a member of His body, of His flesh and of His bones.  The vine is not the root merely, but all- root, stem, branches, twigs, leaves, flowers, fruit.  And Jesus is not that alone- He is soil and sunshine, air and showers, and ten thousand times more than we have ever dreamed, wished for and needed. Oh the joy of seeing this truth!"

Why was it so exhilarating for Taylor to realize this?  Hudson Taylor had been a mighty missionary of the faith in China for several years but he had been exhausted and depending much on his own strength and resources.  He had been striving for faith!  He wrote in a letter about this discernment, "...It is a wonderful thing to be really one with a risen and exalted Savior, to be a member of Christ!  Think what it involves! Can Christ be rich and I poor?  Can your right hand be rich and your left poor?  Or your head be well fed while your body starves?...No more can your prayers or mine be discredited if offered in the name of Jesus!" 

Hudson Taylor founded the China Inland Mission and went through much suffering and challenges in doing so. His first wife and his second wife, and I don't know how many children died before him.  His family was almost killed in a riot in China! His house burned down to the ground, nothing left! He had to depend much on God for providing not only for himself and his family, but also the mission.  But God did provide! "The branch of the vine does not worry, and toil and rush here to seek for sunshine, and there to find rain.  No, it rests in union and communion with the vine; and in the right way, is the right fruit found on it.  Let us abide in the Lord Jesus."

When Hudson Taylor died, his second son, Howard Frederick said of him, "Christ was the reason for his peace, His power for calm."

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"I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the wonderful future He has promised to those He called. I want you to realize what a rich and glorious inheritance He has given to His people." Saint Paul to the Ephesians 1:18

Glorious inheritance. Let me just savor that! In the following verse, Saint Paul says that we who believe have IN us an immeasurable, unlimited, surpassingly great power, the same resurrection power that raised Christ from the dead. When we read these words, do we scoff with incredulity and skepticism, or do we claim and confess it? I do both. First, I think, I don't see this power in my life! And then I squash that thought like an uninvited bug! You see, if we try to live according to how God wants us to live, sometimes we don't see the changes. We tend to focus on how we keep failing God, how much we sin, how we are not victorious over our weaknesses. But we can focus on what Saint Paul said in Philippians 1:6: " He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."

Just as it was so important for Jesus to go to Samaria, to speak to the woman at the well in the 4th chapter of John, we can be sure that He will seek us out, no matter how big a sinner we are. He wants to give all of us a chance to never thirst, but to have a part of His glorious heritage in Him!

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"I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the wonderful future He has promised to those He called. I want you to realize what a rich and glorious inheritance He has given to His people." Saint Paul to the Ephesians 1:18

Glorious inheritance. Let me just savor that! In the following verse, Saint Paul says that we who believe have IN us an immeasurable, unlimited, surpassingly great power, the same resurrection power that raised Christ from the dead. When we read these words, do we scoff with incredulity and skepticism, or do we claim and confess it? I do both. First, I think, I don't see this power in my life! And then I squash that thought like an uninvited bug! You see, if we try to live according to how God wants us to live, sometimes we don't see the changes. We tend to focus on how we keep failing God, how much we sin, how we are not victorious over our weaknesses. But we can focus on what Saint Paul said in Philippians 1:6: " He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."

Just as it was so important for Jesus to go to Samaria, to speak to the woman at the well in the 4th chapter of John, we can be sure that He will seek us out, no matter how big a sinner we are. He wants to give all of us a chance to never thirst, but to have a part of His glorious heritage in Him!
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"Abide in Me and I in you." John 15:4

After Jesus washed the disciples' feet, even Judas', he went on to speak to them about Him being the true vine.  He said the Father was the gardener, the vine-dresser, who cuts off branches that do not bear fruit.  The disciples were the branches. The vine-dresser cut off one of the branches because "anyone who parts from me is thrown away like a useless branch and withers.  Such branches are gathered into a pile to be burned." (John 15:6)

I am sure we do not like to wither and burn like Judas!  The only way is to abide in Jesus, to stay joined to Him, to dwell with Him, to remain in Him, to walk with Him.  Daily.  If we examine ourselves, perhaps we will find what we are connected to.  Are we attached to our bank account? Our reputation? Our job? What vine are we joined to? Perhaps we are hanging on to Jesus by a fragile little tendril? Even if that is the case, we can always reconnect with the true vine. I was delighted to learn that almost all grape vines used for wine making is grafted!  And so even Judas who was cut off, could have begun anew if only he repented and asked Jesus to forgive him.

Thank you Lord for forgiving us 70 x 70 times, and even more! Help us to abide in You and You in us! 

http://patsypat.blogspot.com
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"Abide in Me and I in you." John 15:4

After Jesus washed the disciples' feet, even Judas', he went on to speak to them about Him being the true vine.  He said the Father was the gardener, the vine-dresser, who cuts off branches that do not bear fruit.  The disciples were the branches. The vine-dresser cut off one of the branches because "anyone who parts from me is thrown away like a useless branch and withers.  Such branches are gathered into a pile to be burned." (John 15:6)

I am sure we do not like to wither and burn like Judas!  The only way is to abide in Jesus, to stay joined to Him, to dwell with Him, to remain in Him, to walk with Him.  Daily.  If we examine ourselves, perhaps we will find what we are connected to.  Are we attached to our bank account? Our reputation? Our job? What vine are we joined to? Perhaps we are hanging on to Jesus by a fragile little tendril? Even if that is the case, we can always reconnect with the true vine. I was delighted to learn that almost all grape vines used for wine making is grafted!  And so even Judas who was cut off, could have begun anew if only he repented and asked Jesus to forgive him.

Thank you Lord for forgiving us 70 x 70 times, and even more! Help us to abide in You and You in us! 

http://patsypat.blogspot.com
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"I am the vine, you are the branches." John 15:5

These words of Jesus, part of His farewell message to His disciples, are very powerful.  If we can only understand the true meaning of this short phrase, we would be different persons. After Hudson Taylor contemplated these words, he considered his life "an exchanged life".  Hudson Taylor wrote: "The Spirit of God revealed to me the truth of our oneness with Jesus as I had never known it before....I saw not only that Jesus will never leave me, but I am a member of His body, of His flesh and of His bones.  The vine is not the root merely, but all- root, stem, branches, twigs, leaves, flowers, fruit.  And Jesus is not that alone- He is soil and sunshine, air and showers, and ten thousand times more than we have ever dreamed, wished for and needed. Oh the joy of seeing this truth!"

Why was it so exhilarating for Taylor to realize this?  Hudson Taylor had been a mighty missionary of the faith in China for several years but he had been exhausted and depending much on his own strength and resources.  He had been striving for faith!  He wrote in a letter about this discernment, "...It is a wonderful thing to be really one with a risen and exalted Savior, to be a member of Christ!  Think what it involves! Can Christ be rich and I poor?  Can your right hand be rich and your left poor?  Or your head be well fed while your body starves?...No more can your prayers or mine be discredited if offered in the name of Jesus!" 

Hudson Taylor founded the China Inland Mission and went through much suffering and challenges in doing so. His first wife and his second wife, and I don't know how many children died before him.  His family was almost killed in a riot in China! His house burned down to the ground, nothing left! He had to depend much on God for providing not only for himself and his family, but also the mission.  But God did provide! "The branch of the vine does not worry, and toil and rush here to seek for sunshine, and there to find rain.  No, it rests in union and communion with the vine; and in the right way, is the right fruit found on it.  Let us abide in the Lord Jesus."

When Hudson Taylor died, his second son, Howard Frederick said of him, "Christ was the reason for his peace, His power for calm."

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+Valerie Cummings , I painted Jesus on my Bible. But I make sure I can still read the words.  Thank you +Jean Coleman ! God bless you both!
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"I am the vine, you are the branches." John 15:5

These words of Jesus, part of His farewell message to His disciples, are very powerful.  If we can only understand the true meaning of this short phrase, we would be different persons. After Hudson Taylor contemplated these words, he considered his life "an exchanged life".  Hudson Taylor wrote: "The Spirit of God revealed to me the truth of our oneness with Jesus as I had never known it before....I saw not only that Jesus will never leave me, but I am a member of His body, of His flesh and of His bones.  The vine is not the root merely, but all- root, stem, branches, twigs, leaves, flowers, fruit.  And Jesus is not that alone- He is soil and sunshine, air and showers, and ten thousand times more than we have ever dreamed, wished for and needed. Oh the joy of seeing this truth!"

Why was it so exhilarating for Taylor to realize this?  Hudson Taylor had been a mighty missionary of the faith in China for several years but he had been exhausted and depending much on his own strength and resources.  He had been striving for faith!  He wrote in a letter about this discernment, "...It is a wonderful thing to be really one with a risen and exalted Savior, to be a member of Christ!  Think what it involves! Can Christ be rich and I poor?  Can your right hand be rich and your left poor?  Or your head be well fed while your body starves?...No more can your prayers or mine be discredited if offered in the name of Jesus!" 

Hudson Taylor founded the China Inland Mission and went through much suffering and challenges in doing so. His first wife and his second wife, and I don't know how many children died before him.  His family was almost killed in a riot in China! His house burned down to the ground, nothing left! He had to depend much on God for providing not only for himself and his family, but also the mission.  But God did provide! "The branch of the vine does not worry, and toil and rush here to seek for sunshine, and there to find rain.  No, it rests in union and communion with the vine; and in the right way, is the right fruit found on it.  Let us abide in the Lord Jesus."

When Hudson Taylor died, his second son, Howard Frederick said of him, "Christ was the reason for his peace, His power for calm."

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Welcome to my blog HeARTworks! Greetings from the Philippines! My name is Patsy and I've been married for 19 years to a man with a good heart. We have one son who is as funny as his dad. I have been working in our family business, papemelroti, since I was 11. When I get home from work, I stay in my craft room and make collages, scrapbook layouts, ATCs, and think of ways to re-use things normal people would throw away. I would be happy for you to use anything on my blog, but please link to me and leave me a comment. I want to be passionate about God's passions so I also made a blog, Hebrews 13:3, about our service in the QC Jail.
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