“Abide in Me and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.” John 15:4-5 (NKJV)
A Christian trying to succeed without Jesus, would be like a writer with paper and no pen. Or having a printer with paper and no ink. The paper is nothing without the pen. The printer with paper is nothing without the ink. In both cases the paper remains blank. You have nothing.
Why is it that sometimes the words just flow onto the paper and other times nothing?
Could it be, as Christians, that we are trying work apart from Jesus? The writer without an idea can do nothing. It is a fruitless effort to put pen to paper when you have no ideas. The Christian without Jesus can do nothing to make himself bear fruit. Therefore we have to abide Him.
Abide in Christ, stay connected, and when you write you will bear much fruit.
DuBose Richardson is a born-again follower of Jesus Christ and is living in
Camden, Arkansas with my husband and one child, the last of six, left at home.
After teaching Sunday School class for many years she wrote and self published
a 30 day devotional called "Seek First.." for her class and friends.
Currently, she is working on another devotional series called "At the
Kitchen Table", and one dealing with choices which is yet to be titled.