Chasing Vines: Finding Your Way to an Immensely Fruitful Life
God wants us to flourish. In fact, he delights in our flourishing. Life isn't always fun, but in Christ it can always be fruitful. In Chasing Vines , Beth shows us from Scripture how all of life's concerns--the delights and the trials--matter to God. He uses all of it to help us flourish and be fruitful. Nothing is for nothing. Looking through the lens of Christ's transforming teaching on the Vine and branches in John 15, Beth gives us a panoramic view of biblical teachings on the Vine, vineyards, vine-dressing, and fruitfulness. Join Beth on a journey of vine-chasing all over the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, to discover why fruitfulness is so important to God--and how He can use anything that happens to us for His glory and for our flourishing. Know this: Your life matters and it can be immensely fruitful. Let's start chasing some vines.
From the Back Cover You were meant to flourish! Most of us have times when, if we're honest, it feels like we're going through a whole lot of pain and striving without much to show for it. Like our daily pursuits don't really matter in the long run. At times like that, we can't help wondering if we matter at all in this world or to God. In Chasing Vines , Beth Moore gives us fresh hope, revealing the abundant secrets of a fruitful, God-delighting life. Tracing the images of vine, branch, and fruit through Scripture, and sharing stories from her own journey, Beth shows us that nothing in our lives is wasted. Not the place we've been planted--or even the painful pruning. Nothing is for nothing. Beth is convinced from Scripture that every person who knows Jesus is meant to thrive in fruitfulness. Life might not always be easy, but in Christ, it can always be immensely fruitful. Join Beth on her journey of discovering the delights of bearing fruit, and fully embrace God's brilliant design for us to live a fruitful, abundant, meaningful life. From the flap: The yearning to matter is no respecter of persons. Man or woman; adult or child; religious or irreligious; rich or poor; black, brown, or white--such a longing is sewn in permanent thread within the fabric of every human soul. The great relief is finding out that the hope is not deferred. You do matter--already--without making one single change. But everything changes when you let your Maker show you how He can take all that concerns you and, sooner or later, here or there, subtly or astonishingly, make it matter too. God uses it--all of it. That's the curious thing about chasing vines. Somewhere along the way, we discover that the Vinedresser has been chasing us all along.