Abiding vs Striving

The Lord says, “I am the vine, you are the branches. If you ABIDE in me, you will bear much fruit, for APART from me you can do nothing”.

Imagine how important these words are. “THIS IS HOW you’re going to be successful. THIS IS HOW you’re going to overcome challenges. THIS IS HOW you’ll fulfill your destiny – ABIDE in me, and you will bear much fruit”.

The word “Abide”, or Ashraya in the original Sanskrit, means to DEPEND, to RELY on, to RELAX. The Lord is saying, “If you’ll DEPEND on me, if you’ll REST in me, then you can RELAX”.

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