August 19, 2015

“Just as no branch can bear fruit of itself without abiding in (being vitally united to) the vine, neither can you bear fruit unless you abide in Me.” John 15:4,AMP

Did you know Jesus wants us to bear fruit? Actually, He wants us to show forth His glory in the earth; give evidence to the life inside us: fruit. But we can’t bear the fruit He wants unless we’re connected to Him.

We can’t expect to be world changers if we’re connected to everything but the vine (Jesus.) We can’t expect to be history makers if we are not daily connected to the thing that truly gives us life: Jesus. Stop trying to produce fruit on your own! Stop trying to make supernatural things happen by natural means! Stop expecting awesome things to occur for you when your only connection to God is an hour and a half service at church once a month!

You and I need to be vitally connected to Him. He’s the vine. We’re the branches. But the branches bear the fruit. Stay on the vine and let Him produce the fruit through you. Life to produce the fruit flows through the vines to the branches… to where the fresh, beautifully-ripe fruit is borne.