“I am a true sprouting vine, and the farmer who tends the vine is my Father. He cares for the branches connected to me by lifting and propping up the fruitless branches and pruning every fruitful branch to yield a greater harvest. The words I have spoken over you have already cleansed you. So you must remain in life-union with me, for I remain in life-union with you. For as a branch severed from the vine will not bear fruit, so your life will be fruitless unless you live your life intimately joined to mine.” John 15:1-4 TPT
Did you like that? I did. It speaks of how important it is to live a fruitful life and how it’s only possible when we remain connected to the vine. Not just connected, but intimately connected.
I believe that bearing fruit is the most important thing in our lives. Fruitless lives are worthless lives. When we cease to be fruit bearers, our usefulness to God ceases as well. He will quickly prune the dead branches away so new growth can come up and bear fruit.
Perhaps that’s why I’m still working. I never know what lives I touch and encourage along the way. It’s not about me, it’s about Him. Intimacy is the fertilizer to fruit bearers. Are you one?