Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Fruit Bearer

When one of my friends invited me to sign up on Facebook a few years ago, I did not realize that people used their real names there.  I was so used to using my username on other websites/forums; therefore, I chose "Fruit Bearer" for my name on Facebook.  I have been asked if "Fruit Bearer" was my real name (some really thought Fruit was my first name and Bearer was my last name) :).  I got so tickled.  I explained to them that it referred to the passage in John 15.  I desire to always abide in Christ and bear much fruit.  I hope I have been and will always be a "Fruit Bearer."
"I am the Vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in Me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from Me you can do nothing. If anyone does not remain in Me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. If you remain in Me and My words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you. This is to My Father's glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be My disciples. As the Father has loved Me, so have I loved you. Now remain in My love. If you obey My commands, you will remain in My love, just as I have obeyed My Father's commands and remain in His love. I have told you this so that My joy may be in you and that My joy may be complete. My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. You are My friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master's business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from My Father I have made known to you. You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit--fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in My name. This is My command: Love each other." John 15:5-17

Previous WFW:
- More Than Conquerors
- Where Does My Help Come From?
- Jubilant, Joy, and Judge
- Rooted in Love
- Who Daily Bears Our Burdens?
- Reflecting the Lord's Glory
- The Rock Eternal
- His Eye Is On The Sparrow


Denise said...

I really like your WFW.

Pia said...

fruit bearer? that's cute. =D

but it's so true. apart from Him we can do nothing.

sweet_shelo said...

Amen for this verse sis. Yes , we are the branches of the vine. And being branches we share the life of the vine, that apart from Him we can do nothing. How we need to remain branches, cause if we are cut down , we can be unfruitful and not useful for the building up of His body..

Happy WFW!!!


Bogie said...

Fruit Bearer is such a nice name... Thanks for sharing this wonderful verse.

Tammy said...

Bearing fruit - so simple really...stay connected to the vine! Thank you for sharing these verses today, Fruit Bearer. :)

Susan said...

Great word!

Oh, that was funny. I like the name you choose.

We are all to be fruit bearers!

Blessings to you this WFW~

Lauren said...

may we all be fruit bearers!!! :)

Happy WFW!

Peggy said...

Blessings Living for God...as a FRUIT BEARER!!! Your WORD is beautiful! I love that passage and how beautiful the VINE & the Fruit! May we each bear much fruit and abide in Him! You bless me each time we visit...thanks for your double blessing at my 2 posts of loving encouragement!

Cathy said...

Thanks for those wonderful Words.

Chelle said...

Now that is funny. But, of all names to be mistaken by, I'd say fruit bearer is a good one :)

Amydeanne said...

nice! happy wfw!

MyJourneyBack said...

Lovely wfw. And what a fun story you shared. Thanks for this lovely illustration.

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