If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
John 15 is one of the single greatest chapters in the book of John. We gain this visual of Jesus and God as vineyard workers and vines. They long be connected with us. God desires us to be apart of his heavenly family. The passage also explains and examines that there will be times of hardship and pruning. It will not be easy, but will help strengthen you for what God is doing in your life. God’s desire is not to see us wither on the branch or vine. He wants each of us to abide in Him. When God’s Word abides in us, we gain wisdom and understanding. We bear fruit that can be nourishing and life giving to others. It is allowing the gospel to be such a huge part of our life that others see it within us.
- Would you say you abide in God, or that His Word abides in you? Does it make a difference if it does or does not?
- Are you a vine that is producing fruit or are you withering on the branch in need of pruning?
- How do you see your relationship with Christ? Are you woven into His vine, or do you feel separated and falling off from that relationship? How do you get back with him?