I 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
Yes! Our wonderful Lord is the vine and we are his branches.
What a privilege and an honour to be part of him. We were astray, wandering in darkness. When we saw his light we knew that we did not belong to darkness and to the world.
We knew that we had found the treasure that our soul had been longing for ages.
We knew within us that he was the One. God himself became flesh for us!
We said yes to him by the faith HE gave us then HE brought us in his kingdom.
Praise HIS name!
He brought us in his love.
He brought us in his fellowship.
He brought us in intimacy.
He brought us in his righteousness.
He brought us in his peace.
He brought us in his joy.
He brought us in faith.
He brought us in his abundance.
He brought us in his holiness.
Wow!!!! Praise the Lord!!
I’m so glad I’m saved!
I remember when I was not yet in the kingdom, I was saying with the mouth that God gave me: “There is no God.” See post Born in the spirit in 2002.
How foolish and blind I was!
After 15 years in Christ, my love for him becomes greater days after days.
Praise be to God for Christ who remains in me!
As we remain in him
As we remain in him, the fruits will be born themselves.
It is very challenging to keep our focus on Christ as we live in a body of flesh opened to the natural, opened to the world.
But when we make up our minds and shut the door to all the garbage coming from the world to focus on Christ, we find peace, power, hope, energy, boldness, patience, meekness…. all that we need to shine in this world.
“If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit;apart from me you can do nothing.”
Our flesh does not like the idea of remaining in Christ but if we get into the habit of speaking unto ourselves by faith, our flesh will have to follow and we will soon bear fruits for righteousness instead of fruits for death.
A seed has to remain in the ground in order to produce a plant then fruits.
By keeping our thinking on the things of the Kingdom, we allow ourselves to grow and to bear fruits.
I have stopped watching football for over 3 weeks now and that allowed me to spend much more time in the scriptures and prayer.
The result is that I have more energy as I pray and meditate the word much more. This energy helps me to encourage myself and others around me. My desire is to grow and to bear fruits.
I become less self-centered and more Christ centered.
Praise the Lord!! 😉
My mind is clearer, my thoughts are sharper.
It’s not about giving up some worldly things for the sake of giving them up but for the sake of remaining in Christ our love.
“I 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.”
A son of the Most High.