“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 NIV).
A direct result of us being rooted in Christ Jesus is that our lives will show it, i.e., we’ll be bearing fruit. An apple tree does not need a sign to say it’s an apple tree; it is known by its fruit… So it is with a true believer in Christ. If it is not the case, something is wrong somewhere. Jesus makes it clear in this passage that apart from Him we can do nothing. In order to bear fruit that demonstrates our faith, is to remain in Him, and Him in me; that’s it! I must remain anchored and rooted in Him. The moment I attempt to rely on my own insights and act in my own strength is when things go pear shaped and my fruit withers and wilts.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, You are the vine and I’m a branch. I confess that without You I can do nothing. I devote myself to You; please remain in me so that I may bear fruit to Your glory.