John 15: 4 – ‘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’.
You know what happens to a rose or any flower at all when you pluck it? It dies. It may not be immediately but within sometime, the flower becomes a shadow of its original self. The reason why you plucked it no longer exists, it is now fit for the bin.
Just the same way with children of God. You’re beautiful in God’s garden, so the enemy wants to pluck you up. Not because he doesn’t know you’ll die but because he wants you to die. He feeds you ideas of how if you’ve come this far, you can definitely make it on your own now.
The truth is that we can’t make it on our own. We receive our sustenance from the fountain of life. From the true vine. If somehow for whatever reason, be it sin or unbelief, we are cut off from this source, its only a matter of time before we wither away and die.
No matter how strong the battery of your phone or any device is, you will always have to go back and charge it. As believers, no matter how full our batteries are at the moment, we will always need to be recharged. The charging is done in the presence of God. Soaking in the Spirit and life contained in the Words of Scripture. Revelling in the worship of your maker. Basking in His grace and mercy.
The flower does not die because it is weak, but because it has been removed from its natural habitat. The natural habitat for a Christian to experience growth is in the presence of God. The verse has said it all. We cannot bear any fruit without abiding in His presence.
A Word is enough for the wise (pun intended).