In John chapter 15 scripture says
“Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that continues to bear fruit, He [repeatedly] prunes, so that it will bear more fruit [even richer and finer fruit]. You are already clean because of the word which I have given you [the teachings which I have discussed with you]. Remain in Me, and I [will remain] in you. Just as no branch can bear fruit by itself without remaining in the vine, neither can you [bear fruit, producing evidence of your faith] unless you remain in Me. I am the Vine; you are the branches. The one who remains in Me and I in him bears much fruit, for [otherwise] apart from Me [that is, cut off from vital union with Me] you can do nothing. If anyone does not remain in Me, he is thrown out like a [broken off] branch, and withers and dies; and they gather such branches and throw them into the fire, and they are burned. If you remain in Me and My words remain in you [that is, if we are vitally united and My message lives in your heart], ask whatever you wish and it will be done for you. My Father is glorified and honored by this, when you bear much fruit, and prove yourselves to be My [true] disciples. I have loved you just as the Father has loved Me; remain in My love [and do not doubt My love for you]. If you keep My commandments and obey My teaching, you will remain in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and remain in His love. I have told you these things so that My joy and delight may be in you, and that your joy may be made full and complete and overflowing.”
John 15:2-11 AMP
To abide in the Lord means this simply! Give him total control of everything. Trust in Him because He is the True Vine! We are the branches and we cannot grow or mature if we are not connect to the True vine!
There will be times in our lives that Abiding in Him will consist of the pruning season. Just like a fruit tree, there is a time that dead branches or small tiny branches are to be cut off of the Living Branch! These types of branches literally suck out all the nutrients of the branch that is trying to produce good fruit!
That’s what happens to us spiritually! We allow things to take hold of us that God needs to prune away from us so we can produce the Good fruit! Is this an easy process? NO!! It can be hard process but in the end it’s so worth it!
When you begin to see the fruit of your labor and the healthy relationship with the True Vine then it’s ALL WORTH IT!!
So abide in the True Vine, let the Process begin and see the fruit of the Spirit Grow in you today!!
Be Blessed!! 💗