John 15:7-8 – Bearing Fruit, “If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit, so shall ye bee my Disciples.”
John expresses a basic teaching of Jesus Christ, that good Roots bear much Fruit. Jesus presented this teaching in numerous ways recorded throughout the Gospels. Here in this text Jesus establishes that the root of our fruit is to abide in Jesus and his words. Included is the promise that when we do this that what we ask, shall be done. This principle of God’s and the teaching in the scriptures mean (see Judges 7:9, 16) “God has already done what we have requested.”
The definition of abide: “to wait for to endure without yielding to bear patiently to accept without objection to remain stable or fixed in a state to continue in a place.” This is what Jesus taught and required of all of his followers. And this is where we struggle every day to serve God to the best of our ability thru prayer and fasting seeking to live in God’s way instead of pleasing ourselves in living our own ways.
Jesus even answers for us why this is truth, “Here is in my Father glorified.” It’s not about us, it all about Him! Jesus is our answer to the problems we face each and every day for daily life, for moments we find ourselves in crisis, when life gets overwhelming, in all things we face, Jesus can bring balance and direction to our life when we believe God at His Word. It’s not and easy path but it is healing path.