Abide in the Vine
John 15:5….I am the Vine; you are the branches
In God’s order of things, right thinking comes first and right actions follow. I believe that correct behavior is a “fruit” of right thinking. Many believers struggle, trying to do right, but fruit is not the product of struggling. Fruit comes as a result of abiding in the Vine.
As a spirit-filled Christian, you are to manifest the fruit of His Spirit, things like kindness, gentleness, meekness, and humility. You are created in His image and you can have the same soothing countenance Jesus displayed. Your words can bring encouragement, edification, and exhortation, which are produced by a pure and positive mind.
As you abide in the Vine, seek to bear much good fruit and exhibit His image and nature. Your own life will be richly blessed and you will be a blessing to others.