I am the vine, you are the branches

“I am the vine you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit” John 15:5 

God wants us to have fruitful lives. We are branches, and God desires that we produce the fruit of good character. Who we are in our inner lives will shape our responses to the ups and downs of life.

Our fruitfulness is so important that He will prune our lives (which can be painful). But as any gardener will tell you, it is only when you cut back that you see a new season of fruit.