Focus: John 15
Jesus said that He was the Vine and we are the branches. Therefore, we are nothing apart from Him. As life's challenges greets us with every new day, it is important to be renewed in spirit, each and every day. Since we are not of this world, this world hates us. Why? Satan does not have to pester his followers because they are already following him. Satan seeks to win over those attached to the Vine by getting them to separate from that Vine. When we are on our own, we fall prey to the master of this evil system.........But God! Since we are saved, God's mercy and grace are new each day and we just need to make certain that we renew ourselves in Him each and every day. How? Jesus said that we show we love Him when we do what he commands and He has commanded us to love one another. When the world hates us know that the world hated Him first! That may not be immediately comforting, but it will give us understanding to HOLD ON! Share your love with the world. Praise Him!