Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. - John 15:4
In John 15, the relationship between Christ and us believers, is likened to the relationship between the vine and its branches. This has various implications We will however examine just one, which is the branch - which is part of the tree, that has a place in the tree and cannot be without the tree.
To have a place in something means to belong to it, or with it. Upon surrender of our lives to Him, He takes us out of the world, and engrafts us into Himself (Colossians 1:21). By this act, we become a part of Him. This means we receive nutrients from Him (Psalms 121:2). To this effect we are a part of Christ, and are to function as Him. Isn't it great?
Functioning as Christ...and even better, because He said in John 14:12, "verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father." Not only is there a place for you in the Master, you also get to function in greater ways through Him. Hallelujah!
Keep winning daily.
Dear God, thank You so much for making me a part of You, and for the promise of functionality. Help me therefore to function to the fullest of Your will and grace. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
By Esun Tekeme