The Vineyard Walking

"I am the vine, you are the branches: He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. " John 15:5 NKJV

I received a life blessing by being raised in what is called "the breadbasket of America", the San Joaquin Valley of California.
Growing up with crops of vegetables and fruits stretching out as far as I could see, my favorite crop was found in vineyards that produced grapes of various types. Thinking of being surrounded by crops was as normal as could be, my favorite thing was to walk in the vineyards and observe soothing sights.

I went away to college to learn about God's opinions about life at a school known to be true to the Word. But, I missed the vineyards of home. I pursued education for years and was branded with titles such as magna cum laude, yet never found the peace of the vineyard until I came to realize that I had developed spiritual heart disease. Developed minds don't automatically find satisfying lives if they develop spiritual plaque in their hearts from getting lost in the overzealous pursuit of knowledge.

I had stopped resting in my relationship with my Vine Jesus who had told me that "Without me, you can do nothing". I began to bear much fruit and found vineyard peace again once I remembered that my peace and joy was provided by my best friend and savior, Jesus.

Dear Father thank You for grafting us into Your vine, Jesus. Help us to remember with our hearts that without Him, we can do nothing of lasting value. In His name, Amen 

Dr. Bob, AZ