Are you a disciple of Christ? Prove it.
A challenge for each of us who calls ourselves “Christians:” Jesus says that if we truly are, then we will bear fruit for Him. We all need to continually look at our lives and see if God is making a difference for His kingdom by using us. Are lives being transformed as we are involved? …A question for us all to ask ourselves. If not, it would appear from these verses that we are truly not abiding on Jesus… praying, spending time in His Word, etc.
“I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in me he is thrown away like a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned. If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples. As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love.” —John 15:5-9