“Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me”.
Many want fruitfulness in their walk with God but do not know how to go about it.
One can only require from his body what it is ‘conditioned’ to do.
Jesus says: “I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing” John 15:5.
Your fruitfulness is in your ‘abiding’. There is a ‘law’ in your body that wars against the law of God (Roman 7:23), and tries to draw irresistibly into sin. For that law not to hold sway, the word of God will have to abide in you.
Jesus says again: “If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.” John 15:7 .
The context here is fruitfulness. If the word of God abides in you, you can place a demand on what you want to see and it will be ‘wrought’
With the word of God in you, you can refuse bitterness, anger, selfishness, insisting (for instance) that you are a new creature in Christ, and that becomes your experience.
My advice for you today is this: “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord” Colossians 3:16.
Stay your mind on the word of God today.