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.”|
(John 15:5, NIV)
|Remain in Him|
Have you ever really thought about the relationship between a branch and the vine? We don’t use these kinds of word pictures much these days, but think about it—if the branch is not attached to the vine, it withers and dies. The very life of the branch depends on it being attached to the vine. The same thing happens if we try to operate in this life without Jesus. Without Him, we can do nothing. We are cut from our life source. But when you remain in Him by daily connecting with Him through prayer, worship and study of the Word, then your life will be fruitful. You’ll walk in joy and blessing. Notice that this verse says “much fruit.” It’s saying that you will have an abundant harvest in your life.
Remember, God doesn’t want you to just barely get by. He wants to overwhelm you with His goodness! Choose to make Him your top priority, and you’ll see His hand of blessing as you remain in Him!
|A Prayer for Today|
|“Father, thank You for being my source of life. Thank You for Your hand of blessing that is leading and guiding me. I choose to make You my number one priority. Help me to remain strong and connected in you in Jesus’ name! Amen.”|