May 15, 2018
A branch can’t bear fruit unless it remains part of the vine. Jesus said, “I am the vine and you are the branches. Whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit, because without me you can do nothing. Anyone who does not remain in me will be thrown out like a branch and wither.” John 15:5-6a
How do we remain in Christ daily so our little branch is healthy…not just surviving but thriving? Gardeners prune or cut off injured or dead branches off fruit trees to get a maximum yield of fruit. To remain Christ centered we need to undergo some daily spiritual “pruning” so we too to bear much spiritual fruit. What might that pruning look like in your life? Here are some suggestions.
Wherever you are planted in this life, welcome the personal pruning that keeps your branch in the body of Christ thriving. If you do this Christ promises that you will bear much fruit.