I am the sprouting vine and you’re my branches. As you live in union with me as your source, fruitfulness will stream from within you—but when you live separated from me you are powerless.
- John 15:5 (TPT)
Whoever lives in Christ and invites His spirit to live in them will bear abundant fruit.
However, apart from Him, there is nothing.
This is why it is vital to that our sacred union in Him is never cut off or abandoned.
Just as sap and nutrients flow from a vine through its branches, so does God’s life flow through you and empower you.
Just as the branches from trees bear various fruits, so do we bear fruit when we are closely connected and intimate in our relationship with God.
When we are consistent in drawing close to God, our intimacy with Him becomes even more rich.
God knows all our weaknesses and needs, and since we are connected to Him, He stands by, ready to infuse us with His strength and cover us with His grace.
The branch of the Lord is now Christ living in and through His people. You personally are a dwelling place for the Spirit of the Lord. Even with His infinite and perfect nature, He still chooses to make a home and vessel in you!
Anything you do and produce apart from Him has no value in His kingdom. Neglecting the union we have in Christ will only cause us to fall flat on our faces and become powerless. Knowing this, you must choose to nourish your intimacy with your beloved consistently!
Be encouraged today knowing you have the fruitfulness of His life-giving presence flowing through you!
“Lord, thank you that you are the vine and I am your branch. Help me to consistently nourish my relationship with you, for apart from you, I am powerless. Thank you for infusing me with your strength and making me a vessel pruned and ready to bear fruit for your kingdom!”