“Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me.” John 15:4 NASB
When a branch is cut off a tree it begins to die. At first it looks healthy enough as there may still be some fruit on it, but soon this will wither and die as the branch has been removed from the fruit producing life of the tree.
Our performance-based society can affect our approach to work. Thinking that success is based on how hard we work, can lead us to live a life ‘flat to the mat’, missing out on quality time spent with God. This hard work and effort yields only mediocre results.
Success is a by-product of spending quality time in the presence of God. When we spend regular time in His presence, being filled with His Spirit and Word, we effortlessly bear fruit.
Today you can rest from your works, spend time with Him and watch Him work through you – He gets better results!