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How to grow the best fruit
Let Him be the Gardener.
“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prune so that it will be even more fruitful.You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you.Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. John15:1-4
What Jesus is talking about is that just as the gardener is the one to take care of the vineyard, so too are we to allow God to take care of our lives, both spiritually and physically. Just as the grapes receive their nourishment though the vine, so too will we only receive Gods spiritual nourishment through Jesus who is.
When He speaks of cutting off the branches that gear no fruit He is referring to anything that impedes our relationship with God. That may be a destructive relationship, it does not necessarily mean a abusive relationship. It could be something or someone you put above God. Do you worship your lifestyle or family more than God? Do not be surprised when He removes this from you.
For me it was an attachment to someone. It was very painful but in the long run very rewarding that that relationship ended. Not only was it abusive, but it impeded me in serving Jesus.
If you desire to bear fruit in your life you must have Jesus at the center of it.
That means that you must ask for and obey Jesus’ guidance in your spiritual and personal life. Are you having marriage difficulties or problems at work? Ask Jesus to use this opportunity to glorify Him. He will guide you and in doing so glorify Himself. You can not succeed on your own. It depends upon staying attached to Jesus. Just as the branch needs nourishment from the vine so too do we need Jesus who is the vine.
If there be anything common to us by nature, it is the members of our corporeal frame; yet the apostle taught that these, guided by the spirit as its instruments, and obeying a holy will, become transfigured, so that, in his language, the body becomes a temple of the Holy Ghost, and the meanest faculties, the lowest appetites, the humblest organs are ennobled by the spirit mind which guides them. Frederick W. Robertson
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Jireh (God our provider) for so graciously abundantly providing us with Spiritual nourishment so that we may be fruitful and mutiply Your holy family. I humbly give thanks in the name of the Vine Jesus Christ. Amen.
May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.