Good morning people who don’t confuse busyness, success and true fruitfulness
John 15:4 NIV Remain in Me (Jesus), as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in Me.
A branch that has been severed from a vine or a tree cannot produce new life or new fruit. It’s not that it’s difficult – it’s impossible.
We all accept this in the natural, yet it seems to be more difficult for us to accept it and live like we accept it in the spiritual.
Believers cannot produce fruit without remaining close to God. It’s not that it’s difficult – it’s impossible.
Yet I fear that too many times, this is how we live. We ‘get on with life’ and we ‘try to be good’. In fact, sometimes we equate ‘good deeds’ with fruitfulness.
“But is that what Jesus is talking about here?”
No, it’s not.
In this context, and in the context of our lives, the fruit comes from the vine, not from the branches. It comes through the branches, but it comes from the vine. If it is a grape vine, the branch produces grapes – not because of the branch, but because of the nature of the vine.
We need to come into a fresh and a deeper revelation that we cannot produce anything – and I mean anything – eternally worthwhile or of any importance to God, unless it is through our connection to God.
“How’s your daily connection to God?”