Saturday, May 26, 2012

Saturday's Quotation[s]

"I am the true grapevine, and my Father is the gardener.  He cuts off every branch of mine that doesn't produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit so that they will produce even more.  You have already been pruned and purified by the Message I have given to you.  Remain in me, and I will remain in you.  For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me." 

"Intimacy with God may require leaving our comfort zones.  Some people feel uneasy in the presence of God.  They dismiss the act of worship as too emotional, preferring the intellectual pursuit of Bible study or doctrine.  Or they simply have trouble being still, because that's their personality.  But regardless of our temperament, regardless of our emotional preference, we are all called to intimacy with God...If you struggle to lay at His feet, ask the Lord to reveal what is hindering you...If we aren't careful, we can fall prey to the same kind of lies the Galatians fell for--lies that tell us that we must perform in order to earn God's love.  We can add so many requirements to our faith that the "one thing" is swallowed by the "many," and the "best" is obliterated by the "good."'

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