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2023 02 21

Good morning.

"This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit ..." (John 15:8)

Much fruit. Most of us are happy when we see the fruit (evidence) of our endeavors to living in the purpose/calling of God, leave alone much fruit.

But much fruit is possible. Much fruit is the result of remaining in Christ. “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)

Experience has taught us that when we try to achieve God's purpose for us in our own strength things fall apart. We have learned from experience the futility of trying to go it alone.

Remaining in Christ means that we stay with Him, to make ourselves at home in Him. He becomes our focus. He becomes the main thing, not ourselves nor the world around us.

As we remain in Him we will experience the life-giving sap that flows between the vine and its branches. When we have that on-going, grafted into Him, relationship, we will begin to "grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge ..."

(Ephesians 3:18‭-‬19)

Remaining in Christ is the open secret to bearing much fruit.


Mike and Daphne

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