BETWEEN THE LINES a frontline devotional

The Vine – Our Source

Day 01

“Live in Me. Make your home in Me just as I do in you. In the same way that a branch can’t bear grapes by itself but only by being joined to the vine, you can’t bear fruit unless you are joined with Me.”

– John 15:4

This part of scripture tells us that there is a vine, a branch, and a Gardener or Vinedresser. The Vine here is Jesus, the Branch is us, and the Gardener is God the Father. Each has a part in the growing process of the fruit in our lives.

Today, let’s look at the Vine. The Vine is the source of nourishment and life for the plant. Source means the place from which something comes, or the starting point. Jesus is the Vine. He is the Source of all we need to live and thrive as we produce fruit in our lives. We take from the vine all we need in nourishment in order to grow, to develop, to produce and bear good fruit for the world to see. We take this nourishment from Jesus, our Source, as we stay connected to Him on a daily basis. We stay connected or “abide in Him” through reading His Word, learning of Him, time in prayer, and through times of worship, which is really a description of our daily Christian walk. This keeps us actively present in our relationship with Jesus. As you do these things, you can be confident that you are attached to the Vine, receiving all the nourishment you need for each day!!  As our Source, the Vine provides everything we need to grow healthy fruit in our lives. The beautiful promise in this verse is all we need. We can take from Him; we never have to be undernourished or lacking in any area. Are you in need of wisdom or maybe in need of discernment? Do you feel like you need peace or an added amount of strength? He is our complete source for everything we need in life to survive, so receive from Him what you need to thrive!

What is it you need to take from the Vine today?

What can you do today to stay abiding in the Vine?

Walk with the King,

Nikki