Hanging with Jesus

Hanging out with Jesus. Have you done that lately?

I don’t mean going to church (although, that’s a good place to hang with Jesus).

  

I don’t mean serving in west Denver with Confluence Ministries(although, that’s an amazing place to hang with Jesus).

 

I don’t mean saying grace around your dinner table (and, that’s a cool place to hang with Jesus).

I mean, just and you Jesus. Sitting together for a few moments. Basking in his love and grace. You might talk a little. You might be quiet a little.

 

A few minutes with Jesus can change your day. It’s really the only way to accomplish change in your life because with Jesus, it’s possible. (Matt 19:26)

“I am the Real Vine and my Father is the Farmer. He cuts off every branch of me that doesn’t bear grapes. And every branch that is grape-bearing he prunes back so it will bear even more. You are already pruned back by the message I have spoken.

“Live in me. Make your home in me just as I do in you. In the same way that a branch can’t bear grapes by itself but only by being joined to the vine, you can’t bear fruit unless you are joined with me.

“I am the Vine, you are the branches. When you’re joined with me and I with you, the relation intimate and organic, the harvest is sure to be abundant. Separated, you can’t produce a thing. Anyone who separates from me is deadwood, gathered up and thrown on the bonfire. But if you make yourselves at home with me and my words are at home in you, you can be sure that whatever you ask will be listened to and acted upon. This is how my Father shows who he is—when you produce grapes, when you mature as my disciples.
John 15:1-8 The Msg

We can say, “I don’t have time for this” or it feels like doing nothing and, "I’ve got too much on my plate to do nothing.” Hanging out with Jesus is a simple thing to do, but it’s not easy.

It’s just the one thing that makes all the difference.

We’ll be looking for you tomorrow at 9 or 10:30 am as we consider what balance in our lives might look like and encourage one another in hanging with Jesus daily.

Grace and peace,
Vikki


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