Jesus called Himself the True Vine and His followers the branches. In this analogy Jesus reveals the secret to fruit-bearing, a close dependent relationship with Him. Let’s look at these Bible verses and draw closer to Jesus.
Jesus, You are the source of all good things. You are my portion, my strength and my shield. I rejoice in Your goodness. I humble myself and agree with Your Word that says, ‘apart from You, I can do nothing.’ Lord keep me from the deception of thinking I can do so much for You without ﬁrst coming and drinking deep from Your living waters .
Teach me in a new way to receive from You and to cling to You, even as a branch clings to the vine. I want to move when You move and be still when You are still. Like a vine and a branch that move together, I long for this sort of closeness with You Jesus. Truly the fruit from this kind of union will be sweet. Help me True Vine, to stay near to You.
John 15:1 “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vine dresser.”
Psalms 28:7 “The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him.”
John 15:4 “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.”
Lamentations 3:24 “‘The LORD is my portion,’ says my soul, ‘Therefore I have hope in Him.’”
John 15:5 “I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me, and I in him, he bears much fruit; for apart from Me you can do nothing.”