A flower is a beautiful demonstration of our lives. While the flower is on the vine, it’s being nurtured. It’s alive, and it’s beautiful! Once it’s plucked, it is separated from its lifeline and at that moment begins to die. It doesn’t look like it’s dying, but it is. It has nothing else to draw from. Hour by hour it’s slowing losing its strength, its form, its texture.
The same goes for our lives. When we live with Christ in our lives, we are strong, we are nurtured, we are alive, we are conquerors, we have power! We have life, because He is our vine.
When we try to live our lives without Christ, we are drawing from ourselves, and we believe we know better than God. We depend on ourselves, but we are weak in the flesh. We try to do things in our own strength, because we think, we got this, but we don’t. According to the word, the body is dead because of sin.
We don’t — got this, God does. Take “you”off the throne of your heart, and let God have His place. Let God reign on the throne of your heart.
John 15:5 (KJV) – I am the vine, ye are the branches; He that abideth in me, and I in Him, the same bringeth forth much fruit; for without me ye can do nothing.
Romans 8:10 (KJV) – and if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.