Hey guys! I hope you’re doing well.
It’s been a bit of a while since my last post, sometimes life happens! And before you know it two/three weeks has passed. But I hope you’re all okay and staying safe.
Firstly, creative block is a real thing. There was times I would get out the page to write, but I could start a sentence and then scrap it, write a couple of lines then delete it all. I asked God “Have I, Tadi, the one who can talk for England, Ireland, Scotland Wales, finally run out of words to say and words to write?” But God reminded me that sometimes we feel like we’re running on empty is because we’re no longer staying connected to the source. What is the source you may ask? God.
John 15, Jesus talks about Him being the true vine, and how God is the gardener. Jesus in this chapter describes to us how we should be – Verse 5: “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing”. Now a lot of us focus on the fact we will ‘bear much fruit’, and do good things which are pleasing to God, however it’s conditional to us remining in Jesus. How do we do that? By staying in prayer, and staying in the Word of God.
My mistake was I thought even if I cut myself from the vine ( by slacking a little in my prayers and reading the bible), I would still produce fruit, but that’s not always the case. That’s not saying that God doesn’t still love us, remember He leaves the 99 to look for the 1 sheep. But it’s actually to our disadvantage to stray further from our relationship with God.
I’ve heard this example used a number of times in regards to staying connected to the source. When you have a phone, even if you have the charger plugged into your phone, if you don’t plug the charger into the electricity socket, then nothing will happen. Your phone will continue to drain until you can no longer use it. What happens with a lot of us, we’re draining our own energy, and find ourselves getting tired, when it was never meant to be this way. God wants us to be connected to Him. Jesus says “Come to me, all you who are weary and are burdened, and I will give you rest“. Come towards Him! Be connected to Him “and you will find rest for your souls” Matthew 11:28-30.
We don’t have to do this alone, God never intended it to be that way. Through good times and bad, we never have to do this journey alone. Matthew 28:20 “…And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age”. Just because you can physically do it on your own, doesn’t mean you should, or you have to.
So, as I wrap up this post, I pray that you stay connected to God, stay in His word, Abide in Him. To abide means to dwell, not just to drop in and out but to stay in His word, stay in His safety.
I love you all,
~peace, joy & love x