So much has happened within 2016, which included a permanent move to Slovakia. I'll be blogging about all of that on my personal blog. With all of these changes my devotional really spoke to my heart.
This past year I've been studying 'Portraits of Devotion' by Beth Moore. God has used his devotional to grow and shape me in so many ways. Today's passage was one of the ways He spoke to me regarding the season I am in and I would like to share it.
"If we were to list the kinds of things that hold us back from immensely fruit-bearing lives, we might include "a lack of talent or ability". But conspicuously missing in this dissertation on live bearing much fruit is any reference whatsoever to ability. The one requirement for a profusely fruit-bearing life is that we abide in Christ the same way a branch remains physically attached to the vine. All we have to do is in bed ourselves in Him, let the power source flow, and he'll do the work for us. That's the secret! The branch must remain open to the flow of the vines life if the branch were simply wound around the vine tightly it would still die without producing any fruit.
We so often have our own agendas about how we want to serve God. We spent untold energy but never produce lavish and God-glorifying fruit. We have to be open to the power flow and the purposed work the vine wants to accomplish."