Think of a beautiful flower. It is connected to its stem and the stem to its roots. Whenever the flower is picked, it loses connection to its nutrients and all of the things it needs to grow. In its vase, the flower will look pretty. It will only last for a short period of time. It will quickly fade away and die.
My friend, we are the flower and Jesus is our source of life. Whenever we are spending time with God in His Word and prayer, we are receiving all of the things we need to go out into the world and be different. Jesus fills us up with Himself so that we can share Him with everyone else around us daily. We grow in Him and keep coming back to Him to be satisfied. We realize that we can’t live life on our own. With Jesus we can be joyful and shine radiantly.
We must remember that without daily quiet time with God, we will soon be much farther away from Him than what we ever intended. Whenever we neglect our walks with Jesus, we are losing the nutrients we need to live abundantly. We will grow weary and be depleted of abundant life.
“Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned.” -John 15:4-6 NIV
I hope that through this post, Jesus has shown you the importance of us staying close to Him and seeking Him daily. Let’s stay rooted in His love and Word and keep growing closer to Him. I challenge you to keep pursuing God even if it’s hard. Know that He is and will give you the strength you need for whatever you’re facing. You were made with so much purpose to change the world for His kingdom. Let’s radiate Jesus’ love and Presence this week. Let’s display an authentic relationship with Him to the world.