Monday, January 20, 2014

What is ESSENTIAL to you?

Morning glories ~ courtesy of Google images

I am the vine; you are the branches…apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:5

It’s a great word. I like it. I’ve come across it a lot lately. It seems I see it, hear it, everywhere.

When used as an adjective, the word essential   means: of the upmost importance, basic, indispensable, necessary.

As a noun, it means, something that is basic or absolutely necessary.


There’s Martha Stewart Essentials and The Essential Guide to Getting Published.

I searched and found over 33 thousand books that claim to be the essential guide to something.

There are essential oils. Yes, I love my lavender. And essential vitamins.

Why, that about says it all doesn’t it. The word essential  has grabbed my attention.

Jesus is my essential. 

He basically told us so Himself in His teaching on the True Vine.  To me the vine symbolizes the spiritual union  of us believers to Himself, and our absolute dependence  on Him for fruitfulness.

Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.  John 15:4-5 NIV

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