“Our assignment is not fruitfulness but faithfulness. The secret to fruit bearing and anxiety-free living is less about doing and more about abiding.” Max Lucado, Anxious for Nothing
“I am the vine and you are the branches. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:5 (NIV)
To abide is to continue, stay, dwell, or remain. Jesus says if we abide in Him—stay in a close relationship with Him—He will bear fruit in our lives. In short, this means we will have an eternal impact. Jesus will live and love through you! Do you have a tendency to be more focused on producing fruit, or being successful, than staying close to God? How can you shift focus back to abiding in Jesus?