A Deep Abiding with My Heavenly Vine

Dear Father, who art in heaven, thank You that YOU are my heavenly Husbandman and that You tend my life with such care and concern. Cleanse me and prune me and take away anything that you discover in me that does not glorify Your holy name.

Thank You Father that I am a heavenly branch that is united to my heavenly Vine, the lovely Lord Jesus Christ. May His life flow through mine as sap flows through the branch that is engrafted into its parent stem. Fill me with and inflow Your fullness so that I may live and move and grow and bear fruit as I abide more and more in You,

Amen.

“He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.”
(Isaiah 40:11)
“I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.”
(John 15:1)
“I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.”
(John 15:5)
“Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.”
(John 15:8)
“But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.”
(Matthew 15:13)
“But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.”
(1 Corinthians 6:17)
“And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.”
(John 1:16)
“For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.”
(Acts 17:28)