I recently read that the got milk campaign is one of the most successful ad campaigns ever.
It was a simple message… and so is this…
WE ALL WANT FRUIT. (Love, joy, peace, patience, kindess, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, self-control)
& because our human heart desires and craves it…we search for it…
often seeking out the fruit BEFORE we seek out the FRUIT GIVER.
I love the image of grafting. Bound to our “Vine” (with a capital V) like being bound in a one legged race. I want to be connected to the Father like this…not able to go anywhere without Him.
If you look at the picture below, you will see that not only is the branch bound (grafted) to THE VINE, it’s roots are in the LIVING WATER.
I love how Amanda Bible Williams (I can’t say or write her name without using her FULL name…Bible and all!) puts it below…
“Jesus Christ comes to make us new. He comes to redeem the dead branches that we are and give us abundant life! Abiding in Him—resting, dwelling, remaining in Him— is the only source of our strength, our goodness, our fruit. Let’s press into the True Vine together today. Let’s be about the business of abiding in Jesus, and trust His Spirit to be about the business of bearing fruit in our lives.”
-Amanda Bible Williams
I LOVE this study on the Fruits!
Abiding is my “life word.”
Let’s be in the business of abiding.
Tie your leg up to God’s and run that race.
There we will find the full life God designed us to live.