“Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5 NLT)
When I was growing up, while our world was in chaos, at least most people attended church and the authority of the Bible was respected and accepted as truth. Today we have an uphill battle, especially in an affluent community like much of Las Vegas, trying to help people who have “everything” believe they have need of anything, is hard.
What I’m learning is, helping those in my sphere of influence takes time and persistence, but with the Lord’s help and guidance, it can become a lifestyle. By God’s grace, over the years He’s enabled me to lead people to a saving knowledge of Jesus, but I’m not the proverbial “expert.” Jesus is the expert and anything we do for Him is by Him and for Him. What does that mean? It simply means, as Jesus said in John 15:5: “Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing.” (NLT)
What does that mean? It essentially translates – fruitfulness (effectiveness in anything we do for the Lord) depends upon connectedness (closeness to the Lord). With that in mind, over the next few days I will offer some suggestions as to how to help those in our spheres of influence come to know Jesus in a personal and powerful way.
Blessings, Ed 🙂
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Nice job Ed, I’ve re-posted it to my Farcebook page, yes I said Farcebook 🙂
Key Takeaway? Fruitfulness (effectiveness in anything we do for the Lord) depends upon connectedness (closeness to the Lord).
My mission in life is to be a compassionate and effective leader and your post highlights that i need to be connected to the vine (The lord) to receive his compassion and grace to be fruitful (effective serving the Lord.)