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God wants us to go to Him for all things—it is appropriate to pray and wait on God. It is appropriate to thank God for all the things He gives every day that we have no need to ask for (food, shelter, etc.). We all need to talk less and pray more. God takes care of us, but Christ told us that our job is to remain in the Vine. It says in John 15:
“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. Remain in me, and I will 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 a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If anyone does not remain in me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you.” John 15:1-7
To remain in the Vine is a concept that needs understanding. If you are in Jesus, you obey Jesus. You accept his humble life unto God and man… a life of self-denial and the cross. Jesus taught us to turn the other cheek and look to God for everything.
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