Realize He Is Paying Attention to You
A vinedresser in ancient Israel would walk through his vineyard every morning lifting up the branches of his vines from the dirt, washing off insects, and pruning away dead branches. A farmer who ignored his vines was a farmer who would have inferior grapes. Jesus described His Father as the farmer who pays very close attention to His vines, His branches and the grapes or the fruit of His labor.
John 15:1-2 says, "I am the True Vine, and my Father is the vine-dresser (the farmer). Every branch in me that is not bearing fruit, he lifts up; and everyone that is bearing fruit, he cleans it so that it may bear more fruit."
Jesus described a continuous activity of His Father. Something He is doing all the time. Too many Christians have the sense that everything falls upon their shoulders: they must do it all. This is not the picture of the New Testament. The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are all attentive, are all continually involved, and all helping us.
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