Daily Devotion

Intimate and Organic.

And now I’m afraid that exactly as the Snake seduced Eve with his smooth tongue, you are being lured away from the simple purity of your love for Christ. -2 Corinthians 11:3 (msg)

The simple purity of loving Christ. Why do we have to make it so complicated? To be His, intimately and organically, moment by moment of each day, journeying further up and further in with Him. It doesn’t have to be complicated, but we’ll have to fight for it!

I’m convinced there is no other way to bring Light into this world – to Live connected to the Light… the Vine…

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. Anyone who separates from me is deadwood, gathered up and thrown on the bonfire. 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. This is how my Father shows who he is—when you produce grapes, when you mature as my disciples. I’ve loved you the way my Father has loved me. Make yourselves at home in my love. If you keep my commands, you’ll remain intimately at home in my love. That’s what I’ve done—kept my Father’s commands and made myself at home in his love. -John‬ ‭15:4-10‬ (msg)

Psalm 27:4 I’m asking God for one thing, only one thing: To live with him in his house my whole life long. I’ll contemplate his beauty; I’ll study at his feet.