JHN 15:5-6 NIV

“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.  If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned.

Jesus is the vine. Source of life. There are only two options: attached or not. No “kind of” attached. If you’re in, you bear fruit. If not, you do nothing; you wither and die, and get tossed in the fire.

Sometimes it is very hard to follow Jesus. Sometimes it’s harder because I’m doing it on my own instead of remaining (abiding, living) in Christ. No matter how hard it is, it’s possible and doable with Him. And it is entirely futile and useless without Him.

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