A Di-Vine Connection
“I am the vine; you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.”
— John 15:5
If someone approaches you and asks, “if you have the hookup?” They want to know whether you have a way to get what you need, whether it be through someone or something.
When we look at the comparison that Jesus uses between the branch and the vine, we see a parallel to our relationships with Him. In essence, Jesus is saying, in laymen’s terms, “You have the hookup?”
Jesus is saying, as long as you remain in me and I in you, you will have everything you need pertaining to life and godliness.
Branches are not self-sufficient. They cannot bear fruit if detached from their vine.
And so, it is with the life of a Believer in Christ. We cannot successfully live a life of natural and spiritual abundance separated from the True Vine, Jesus.
Jesus is the source of all life. He identified himself as such in John 14:6, when He said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.”
However, the idea of remaining or abiding in Christ takes on a deeper meaning. The godly counsel from Jesus suggests intimacy and a covenant relationship with God. Therefore, if we want to stay relevant in the Kingdom of God, we’ll need to continue making our time with Jesus a priority.
You know. Hang out with Him for a while.
We do not have to spend hours upon hours every day in His presence. Many of our schedules do not allow for that. However, our time with the Father has to be consistent. A few minutes every day, in a non-ritualistic way, speaks volumes.
So, what do I mean by non-ritualistic?
I am simply saying that you do not have to stop and sit down in a secluded place and pray every few minutes. Meditating on God’s word and communing with Him can take place anywhere. Driving in your car, doing household chores, and exercising will all avail time with God.
Even having a cup of coffee on the couch can strengthen the bond of a four-fold cord — you, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
Yes, having a set time and an appointed place is also necessary, but when it seems like you cannot work quiet time into your schedule, small increments of time are better than nothing.
It is said, “Quality is better than quantity.”
The amount of time spent does not always produce fruit when that time is not filled with the spiritual nutrients to promote growth.
Therefore, we need a genuine Di-Vine Connection to bring forth an abundance of fruit.
Join me next week for more Coffee on The Couch.