Monday, October 24, 2011


I am the vine and you are the branches. Remain in me, and I in you - you will bear much fruit. 
Apart from me you can do nothing.
John 15:5

I do a lot of stuff. I work with this student and I meet with that student - I volunteer in this middle school group - I work with this bunch of elementary kids. I do a lot of stuff and I hope that much of it bears fruit. I want to be planting little fruit seeds wherever I go.

The problem is... We love the image of the grapes and the vine and sticking close to the Lord - But we forget the second half of that verse.
Apart from the Lord I can do nothing. Are all my efforts in vain? Am I remaining in the Lord or am I attempting all this "stuff" in my own power? If I'm just a grape out there on my own, trying to make a difference - it will only last for so long. If I don't remain rooted to the vine - I cannot grow and I cannot see growth in others.


  1. How true.....we can do NOTHING apart from our Lord and Savior!

    Beautiful pic with the perfect scripture!


  2. Awesome photo and awesome analogy of letting the Spirit work through us.

  3. Lovely photo, made me want to click to see more!

  4. this is your words.

    mountain mama

  5. LOVE this! Wonderful message!


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