Get To Know Him And Stay Connected

Helen Thomas By Helen Thomas, 24th Jul 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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The Creator of the universe has great and wonderful plans for us. His Plan calls for us to get to know Him and stay vitally connected to Him. It behooves us to cooperate with His Plan. Many who are the greatest now will be least important then.

He Is The Vine We Are the Branches

In Our Creator's Wonderful Book of Teaching on Life and Love, we find these words:
I am the true Vine, and my Father is the Gardener. He lops off every branch that doesn't produce. And He prunes those branches that bear fruit for even larger crops.

He has already tended you by pruning you back for GREATER STRENGTH ~ and ~ usefulness, by means of the commands I gave you. TAKE CARE TO LIVE IN ME ~ and ~ LET ME LIVE IN YOU. For a branch cannot produce fruit when severed from the vine. NOR CAN YOU BE FRUITFUL apart from Me. Yes ~ I AM The Vine. You are the branches. Whoever lives in Me ~ and I in him ~ shall produce a large crop of fruit. John 15 TLB

He Wants Us To Be Free

So ~ Here is a beautiful brief portion of the Apostle Paul's testimony found in Our Creator's Wonderful Book of Teaching on Life and Love found in the New Testament Book of Philippians in Chapter Three, Verse Eight ~ English Standard Version:

Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ.

His Strength Not Ours

Once we really get to KNOW HIM ~ and ~ stay vitally connected to Him, we are able to do whatever we need to do. So very often it takes much longer than we would like. Yet ~ we can do all things through Him who strengthens us

Who Are You With?

Jesus looked at them intently and said, “Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible.” Then Peter said to him, “We’ve given up everything to follow you. What will we get?” Jesus replied, “I assure you that when the world is made new and the Son of Man sits upon his glorious throne, you who have been my followers will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And everyone who has given up houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or property, for my sake, will receive a hundred times as much in return and will inherit eternal life.

But many who are the greatest now will be least important then, and those who seem least important now will be the greatest then.

Those encouraging words are found in the Gospel of Matthew ~ Chapter Nineteen, Verses Twenty-Six through Thirty.

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All Things Are Possible, Fruit, Jesus Christ, Jesus Is Our Friend, Jesus The Saviour, Set Free, Strength In God

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Minister ~ Realtor ~ Teacher who enjoys freelance writing, traveling, and amateur photography.

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
25th Jul 2014 (#)

since all is Now I think best to do our very best...thank you Helen for this inspiriting page...

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author avatar Helen Thomas
25th Jul 2014 (#)

Absolutely ~ Carolina. Thanks for your support and encouragement. Blessings.

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author avatar Helen Thomas
25th Jul 2014 (#)

Thanks for the moderation ~ Mark. Blessings.

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author avatar Retired
25th Jul 2014 (#)

This is so beautiful -- the words and the photos. Thank you for your inspiring work, Helen.

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author avatar Helen Thomas
25th Jul 2014 (#)

Thanks ~ Susan. I appreciate your taking the time to read and share your comments. Richest blessings to you.

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author avatar spirited
26th Jul 2014 (#)

"a branch cannot produce fruit when severed from the vine"

That's certainly very true Helen, we can do nothing on our own. The world only works when we all work for each other, for God.

Your writing is always so positively filled with awe. I admire your great love of God, and of his son Jesus.

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author avatar Helen Thomas
26th Jul 2014 (#)

Thanks ~ Spirited. Your comments are much appreciated. Blessings.

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
28th Jul 2014 (#)

This page deserved star rating Helen ...
I am sure , like me , our wonderful Heavenly Father has used His pruning knife many times to produce a better crop in your life , my dear sister .
Always stay attached to the Vine , and be very fruitful .
God richly bless you
In Him ...Stella ><

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author avatar Helen Thomas
28th Jul 2014 (#)

Thanks ~ Stella. Yes, Our Father is continuing to teach me His Way ~ through the power of the Holy Spirit ~ to walk in His Truth. I am not sure how the star ratings work. The desire in our hearts has to be to please God. Endless blessings to you!

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author avatar Margaret Michel
14th Aug 2014 (#)

Very inspirational! Thanks for sharing!

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author avatar Helen Thomas
8th Sep 2014 (#)

Thank you so much ~ Margaret ~ for reading and commenting. God's best to you!

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