Fruit-bearing Branches 

John 15:5   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. If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples”

We bear fruit for God’s kingdom by remaining connected to Him, as branches to the Vine!  We grow out of God; we have divine DNA as our branches are made from the same source of God Himself.  He gives us abundant life where He wants us to flourish.  He prunes back the dead parts of our lives for the life-filled parts of us to bear fruit that will last.  He loves to remain connected to us and flow life through us.  Let us be intentional in remaining in Him and bearing His fruit.  Amen!

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Union between the vine and the branches 

God created our souls’ longing to unite with God.  We are created for connection with our Creator. Our deepest longing is union with God. 

John 15:5 “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.”  Our entire being, soul and worth are intertwined with our Father God.

Psalm 84:2  “My soul longs, even faints, for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.”  Our longing to be with God comes from God.  Our lives cry out for connection. 

Let us deeply desire the lifeblood of Christ to flow through the veins of the vine of God to extend to us, the branches, His creation. We long for this living, oxygenating, loving, and true union with God!  

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