Tuesday, September 16, 2014

How do we do it?

“In this metaphor [of bearing fruit] Jesus indicates that abiding is accomplished in large part through utter dependence on Him. The grace of sanctification flows from experiential union with Christ. We must abide in Christ so that the fruit of character change in our lives is not the product of self-will or best effort. Such efforts at love or joy or patience will be meager and short lived.” — Vine Ripened Life

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