Sunday, September 19, 2010

God In Us...

Coming before the throne of God in adoration and worship
Fills our very being with a sanctification of who we are in Him
Just standing in His awesome presence and allowing His love flow back and forth, is so wondrous....

Yet I feel so small in those times.
And so unworthy.
My heart cries out, Abba Father, help me to remain steadfast,
Strengthen me so that I never let go of your promise.
Shine in and through me...

John 15:1-5 
The Vine and the Branches
"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.


  1. The older I get, the more I realize my own unworthiness and the greatness of His mercy and love. Another excellent post.

  2. Oh Georges, I am the same......I never feel worthy yet I know as long as I remain in Him and allow Him to work through me, I am safe. CML

  3. A wonderful post Crystal Mary with beautiful illustrations.
    Wishing you a blessed and peaceful Sunday.
    June xx

  4. "standing in His awesome presence and allowing His love flow back and forth, is so wondrous...."

    This strikes a real chord with me Crystal Mary. A lovely post, as always.

    The 'fruit of the Spirit' by which we are supposed to stand apart (in Galatians) are:
    Love, joy, peace,
    Patience, kindness, goodness,
    Faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

    There are so many 'Christians' (myself included) that fail the test on nearly every count, but what a reminder to keep us humble and that we cannot get there on our own merits.

    The first 3 (Love, Joy, Peace) are so obviously 'gifts' of Grace, and this all came into my mind reading your post - and in particular the lines quoted at the start.

  5. beautiful Crystal and I did notice a few of us on the same theme of trusting and resting in Him. Have a great Sunday.

  6. Oh the Glory that awaits us if we would only remain in Him. A beautiful reminder. Blessings to you.

  7. Dear Crystal Mary,
    This is a gorgeous post and the pictures are glorious too. You are such a blessing to so many of us and fill us with such wisdom and light. Guess what? I love you too!

    And please tell Ray that we can all learn from his example...what an awesome thing to do! (Can have him cloned?) lol The world needs more Rays and Crystal Marys.

  8. Mary. what beautiful thoughts you have shared, I have the same heart cry too. Beautiful pictures too. Thank you for this inspiring post, and thank you for visiting me and for taking the time to leave such a sweet comment.
    Enjoy this beautiful Sunday!

  9. G'day Mary ~ Lifting, inspirational write. TY for sharing, I needed this today.
    Have a beautiful week.
    TTFN~ Hugs, Marydon

  10. Lovely post, Crystal. Love the passage from John.


  11. Your images are beautiful!! And I love that passage of Scripture. Truly, apart from Him, we can do NOTHING.

    Have a lovely day,

  12. This is so true. Branches apart from the vine wither and die. We need to stay attached to the true vine. Thank you for sharing this.

  13. Junibears, you have such a peaceful heart.

    Dear Phillip, No we can never get there on our own.I even fail the fruits of the spirit at times, and I feel so hurt when I do..Thank God He hangs onto us and doesn't cut us off from Himself.Bless you.

    Sarah, We are one in Him. Hug.

    Suzy, Yes so true. Bless you.

    Cindy, Thank you so much always.

    Sweet Pear Tree Lane, Blessing always to you.

    Marydon, Hugs to you also.

    Joan, Blessings to you also.

    Hopeful Heart,You are very close to God.

    Charlotte, I am reading a wonderful woman(Jeane Guyam 1685) who says to use any scripture we read, reading it very slowly and contemplating on it as a prayer..I did that with this verse and it became so got it so right..we are dead if he get cut off from Him. Hugs.

  14. back to blog reading after company and other things. As i get older I'm more aware of my faith and wanting to be more Christian. i have to admit that i am not without fault but i ask for guidance from above. have a good day. rose

  15. Dearest Rose, Welcome back, We are all with fault, Bless you.

  16. Crystal Mary,
    Thanks for your lovely comment. It's very much appreciated.
    Your blog is -as always- beautiful and inspirational.


  17. Hello Doris, You are such a blessing to others.

  18. the older i get the more i feel the need to pray and ask God for help. great post.rose

  19. "My heart cries out, Abba Father, help me to remain steadfast,
    Strengthen me so that I never let go of your promise.
    Shine in and through me..."

    May You increase and I decrease..amen amen amen...More of You Jesus..


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