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Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. John 15:4

If we were to come across a watch on a beach our first assumption is someone owned it at sometime. If we go on indulging in further thoughts, we would assume someone bought it, someone sold it and ultimately someone made it at some time.

In the case of a watch the watchmaker made it and then let it away independent of the maker. However in the case of us humans, our Maker, God the Father, not only made us but made us dependent on Him. Apart from Him we can do nothing. Every breath we breath is because of His grace. Many live as though they are 'watches let loose by their maker'.

The root cause of all sin is the constant desire by us humans to become independent of God. We want to live our life our way.

This can't be. We are mere branches. We need to be connected to the vine to be able to bear fruits. "Remain in me", says the Lord, "just as I remain in you".

Do you notice the fairness of His command here? He is not asking us to do something He Himself does not do. Both parties remain in each other so that together they can bring forth fruits - much fruits. Praise the Lord! The fact of the matter is He always remains, we often waver.

This morning let us refocus our attention to remaining in the Lord. For the rest of the day let our prayer be, "Help me to remain in you Lord, just as you remain in us, so that I can bear much fruit".

God bless you. Enjoy the Wednesday!