We’ve talked about the True Vine, the Vinedresser and the fruit. Jesus supplies all of our needs. The Father supplies all the effort and our lives produce the fruit of Christ likeness. Today we get to the command of this analogy. See, as expected we play a part in this analogy. It is a relationship after all. It is not just God taking over our lives. It is us actively putting our lives in God’s hands. While He supplies everything we need, if we refuse to yield, to submit, to surrender, then we will end up disconnected from Him, unable to be nourished by His supply and completely fruitless in our purpose to be like Christ. The command that Jesus gave, our part in this relationship is “abide in me.” What does that mean?