“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).
Give careful attention to the word Christ used. When He said, “without me ye can do nothing,” in no way was He suggesting we will do nothing. Without Christ we can do nothing. As we begin to actually understand and receive His sufficiency in all things and then surrender our will to His, our view of how a person lives the daily Christian life changes. We recognize the need to simply abide in Christ, allow Him to live through us, and yield the fruit He desires to produce in our lives. We begin to comprehend the true meaning of doing all things through Christ. The burden of constantly trying
is removed and the liberty and freedom of trusting is realized.