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.
You need constant nourishment and nurturing in order to grow. You cannot expect to go out into this world unprepared and succeed. You need to give time to study My Word and seek Me. I prepare you for what lays ahead, but you must not squander this time with Me. It’s probably the most important time you can choose to spend. I help you armor up and I give you encouragement and strength. Don’t choose to let this time slip by, you can’t make it up, it needs to be a priority in your life. On your own you won’t grow or bear fruit, your nourishment comes from being part of the vine. You need to remain in Me and fellowship with other branches. They will help encourage you as you choose to walk daily with Me. Learn to recognize the opportunities that I lay out before you each day… and step out in obedience. Faith is risk… this is where your fruit will begin to overflow.