Does a branch ever release the vine? Only at the risk of death. Would you say the branch is vine dependent? I would. How well do you pass the vine test? Do you ever release yourself from the love of Christ? Do you ever go unnourished? You do so at the certain risk of a parched heart.
From the file entitled “It Ain’t Gonna Happen,“ I pull and pose this suggestion. Let’s make Christ’s command a federal law: No person may walk out into the world to begin the day until he or she has stood beneath the cross to receive God’s love. Wild idea? I agree. God’s love cannot be legislated, but it can be chosen. For Christ’s sake, and yours, choose it. The prayer is as powerful as it is simple– “Lord, I receive your love. Nothing can separate me today from your love.”