A one-verse guide to the Christian life

“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.

Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading; John 15-16.

I love Scripture that is obviously right.

Who could argue with the truth of today’s verse?

It tells me that I can be apart from God or I can be attached to God.  The choices are clear……..and likewise are the consequences of both options.

I cannot conclude that I’m uninformed.

I WANT to bear much fruit.  What to do?  Get attached to Him and NEVER let go!

My relationship to Him must be ongoing.  It can’t lapse into distancing myself from a deliberate connection to Him.

There is great joy in being a productive believer.  The joy emerges in ways that are unexpected.  I err when I preconceive what the results will be.  I must do whatever God wants me to do and let HIM fill in the resulting details.  He never disappoints.

“Lord, apart from You I will make messes of all sizes.  I do not want that to happen.  I cling now to You.  I seek You with all my heart.  Help me, Lord.  Help me to get my life right with You.  Expose the sin that I may confess it and repent of it.  Wash me and I will be whiter than snow.”

Today’s verse tells me all I need to know about how to life a Godly life.  Will I follow His instructions?


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