You and I are called to be people of intimacy. We were made for a close relationship with God. Though distractions abound, we are not alone: God’s Spirit is our Help.
The Lord is our first love and He loves us extravagantly. Despite life’s challenges, our pursuit is this: be rooted in relationship with Jesus.
John 15:5 says that without Jesus, we can do nothing. Outside of relationship with God, you and I do nothing of true significance:
“Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.” (John 15:4 NKJV)
Fruit trees exist to bring forth a harvest of delicious fruit. But this can only come with the right location, water, and nutrients.
What ingredients are needed for our intimate relationship with God?
- Friendship with Jesus (the right location)
- God’s Holy Spirit (the water)
- God’s Word (the nutrients)