The foundation of our life in Jesus is our relationship with Him. We have been given the Holy Spirit so that we might enjoy the intimacy of Jesus in our everyday moments and have the grace to respond to the leadings of our King. This firm foundation is the platform or the launching pad for everything else we do in life…we live from Jesus.
If we are to enjoy the fellowship of Jesus and see Him move in our world, we must settle this truth in our hearts; relationship with Jesus is everything. Remember what He says, “he who abides in me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5.)
All fruit-bearing comes from a place of intimacy with Jesus. All unsettledness of heart comes from a misunderstanding of this truth. If we do not rest in this reality, we will perform everyday in the hopes of entering into intimacy and the pleasure of God. This only leads to discouragement, failure, and a loss of confidence in the power and grace of Jesus.
What if we all decided today that we will live from Jesus and not to Jesus? Together, let’s agree that the foundation of our life is Jesus, that our True Vine really is sufficient and able to keep us from stumbling – able to produce His fruit through us today.
I am confident of this, as we build our lives upon an abiding relationship with Jesus, we will see Him in ways we never thought possible. All we must do is enter in, ask for the King, and receive grace through His presence (Hebrews 4:16.) All of God is open to us in Jesus, let’s ask, receive, and build our lives upon the goodness of our King!