“Remain in Me, and I will remain in you.” – John 15:4
It is worth remembering that the stars are still shinning, even when clouds hide them. Remember, too, that behind the dark patches of life, the eternal love of your heavenly Father is still shining brightly. If you have cultivated trust in Him, your faith will carry you through the darkest moments of life.
The life that Jesus promises us if we “remain in Him” is such a challenge that people hesitate to accept it and instead choose to remain in a religious rut that promotes neither joy nor spiritual growth.
The life that Christ promises is much more than an emotional experience. It creates inner peace, a constructive purpose in life, and provides the strength to achieve and maintain such a life through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Holy Father, I praise and glorify You for the life-changing strength that flows from Christ. Amen.
SOURCE: Culled from Grace for Each Moment.