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I am the vine, you are the branches.  He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.  (John 15:5)

And then finally, the life of the branch is a life of absolute surrender….My relationship is just this: I am utterly given up to the vine, and the vine can give me as much or as little sap as it chooses.

What is meant by absolute surrender?  It means that, as literally as Christ was given up entirely to God, I am given up entirely to Christ….Christ Jesus came to breathe His own Spirit into us.  He came to help us find our very highest happiness in living entirely for God, just as He did.

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