“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.”
Growing a fruit tree requires years of patience…. the roots need to dig down into the soil and firmly hold on…. the vine needs to grow strong and only then are the branches ready to bear fruit. It’s the same with our relationship with the Lord. He is very patient with us, but the more we try to do things on our own without his security…his foundation…. we tend to not do as well as if we included the Lord in our plans. Things don’t change immediately when we first become Christians, it takes time in the Word, getting to know the Lord and all he has done and all he promises to do.
Thank you, Lord for the patience you have invested in all of us….. especially in me.