I am the true Vine, and My Father is the Vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit He prunes that it might bear more fruit. Already you are clean, because of the Word I have spoken to you. Abide in Me and I in you. As a branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the Vine, neither can you unless you abide in Me. I am the Vine, you are the branches. Whoever abides in Me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing. 

If anyone does not abide in Me, he is thrown away like a branch and withers. And the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned. If you abide in Me and My Words abide in you, ask whatever you wish and it will be done for you. By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be My disciples. 

As the Father has loved me so have I loved you. Abide in my love. If you keep My commandments you will abide in My love as I have kept My Father's commandments and abide in His love. These things I have spoken to you that My joy may be in you and that your joy may be full. 

This is My commandment: that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone would lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing, but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from the Father I have made known to you. 

You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide so that whatever you ask the Father in My name, He may give it to you. These things I command you so that you will love one another. 

John 15:1-17


  1. rebecca griggs... you are amazing and I love you and we should be sleeping right now but we jsut love each other too much for that:) maybe we should watch some disney instead... anastasia?? i think so:) lylas hehe

  2. you are beautiful. (and not just your feet).
    love you!

  3. I Love you Rebecca!
    I sure enjoyed catching up on everything!!!
    You are so beautiful and I can't wait to see what you write in November! Mommy