I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing. John 15:5 NASB
What does God expect from the Vine? Fruitful branches! Fruit… more fruit… much fruit! What is the fruit? The fruit always contains the seeds that point to the kind that it is. If it is the Jesus kind of fruit, it looks and tastes like Jesus.
I’ve never been around a fruit tree and heard a branch grunting, or groaning while it was producing fruit. It just grew naturally… slowly… and finally matured! But one thing is for sure… A branch separated from the vine will never produce fruit. It just dies!
So beloved, take a lesson from the vine and branches. If you are frustrated because you are not yet a fruit producing branch, chill out a bit, maintain your joy that God would even let you be part of the vine in the first place… and let the fruit come in the fullness of time. It will happen! The Vine guarantee it! But here is the key….
The Vine said to the branches… “Apart from Me you can do nothing”! What a tragedy… to see a branch that had so much potential to produce so much fruit… but is now… dead!