dear branch,

Abide (verb): to remain; continue; stay

John 15:5-7,11 (msg) 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…But if you make yourselves at home with me and my words are at home in you, you can be sure that whatever you ask will be listened to and acted upon.

I’ve told you these things for a purpose: that my joy might be your joy, and your joy wholly mature.

“Stay with me, daughter.

Live, abide, rest, remain. All of these words mean the same thing.

Don’t go anywhere.

I’m about to do something through you. You’ve heard that before, right? Every time My voice comes through your pen I tell you, “I’m about to do something.” That’s because I always am. I am never done growing you, changing you, setting you up to perform and receive miracles. I know you feel sometimes unbalanced. I want you to figure out the balance of living and abiding, but I’m right here when you don’t get it right. I don’t withhold My Spirit or My truth when your schedule doesn’t match up.

I am jealous.

I want you all of the time. I see who you can be when you are walking, living, resting, in me. I have found favor in you. You give Me great joy. Now, abide in Me so that you may have joy, and that MY joy may be made complete in you. Not fleeting, momentary happiness – but true delight and gladness that is born in and through My Spirit. Constant happiness is impossible. But a life of joy is not. What a miracle that would be in your life, child. That would be no small thing. And I’m prepared to shower you in it. To have joy permeate your heart. Once you can be still – rest – abide – live in Me. The way you feel about your babies; the joy that they are, is literally invisible compared o the joy I give. I’m prepared for you to have this full and free life if you are.

So yes, once again, I’m about to do something in you.

Do you not see it?

I will make a pathway through the wilderness.

I will create rivers in the dry wasteland –

so my chosen people (that’s you)

can be refreshed

Isaiah 43:19 NLT

All my love,

The Vine

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