Are you looking to grow something? Your marriage, your relationship with Jesus, your church, your business, your anything. Good news, there is a simple growth strategy that works for all of these things check out this passage of scripture: (John 15:5-8)
5“I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. 6If anyone does not remain in me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. 7If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you. 8This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.
Don’t know if you caught it because it is so simple. If you want to bear fruit (grow), then you must remain connected to the vine. I know, that’s common sense but really, think about it. Jesus says “I am the vine” (check), “you are the branches” (check). He goes on to say (my loose paraphrase) “if you stay connected to me (the vine) then you will bear much fruit but apart from you can do nothing (nothing translates to……nothing, zero, notta, no growth)”.
Things that are alive grow and things that are alive are connected to the vine. Sounds so simple, but for all the things I listed at the start of this email, the growth strategy is simply stay connected to the vine (stay close to Jesus).
Fight for your daily time in prayer, fight for your daily time in God’s Word and see the miracle growth start to occur!