veggies inspire successWhen I teach on wellness, I seek to inspire people to comprehend they can influence their wellness. You are not a victim to every whim of the aging process. Today’s focus is once again rooting us in the vine.

Jesus says in John 15:7 That we can bear fruit and fruit that will last. This means wellness to me. Never have I witnessed a tree, plant or bush that bears fruit year after year unless it is a ‘well’ plant. If we are in search of wellness, we must go to the source of all true life. That is Jesus, the Vine. He invites His believers to come to Him and abide, spend time and dwell in His presence. As His Spirit lives in us, we bear His fruit. His fruit permeates our spirit, soul and body!

What is His fruit like? Galatians 5:22 & 23 describes how it acts. It will come in the form of ‘love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness and self-control. Above such things there is no law.’ Wow! Do you really grasp this kind of wellness, when this kind of fruit comes out of you? It permeates all layers of your life. If you pursue only physical health, there may be other areas in your life that aren’t thriving. There are people surrounding you who need your love. When you are so self focused, you don’t even see their needs. You might say, ‘what about my needs?’ This is where the vine comes in to be so powerful. Jesus said, in my modern terms, ‘go forth, bear fruit, give love, I’ve got you covered. I have your back. I’m in you & I have overcome the world. Fear not. Love anyway.” How incredible would be if a Navy Seal said to us as we go into battle, ‘I’m in you. Don’t worry all my power and training is inside of you. Go in my confidence & strength.’  How much greater to have the King of the universe say He will provide everything we need & He will be in us?

Don’t cheat yourself from a full life of wellness. Spend time abiding in Jesus and in His word. Watch and see how He will make you well spirit, soul and body. Ponder this truth. Praise Him for what He is willing to gift to you because of His life, death, resurrection and ascension!

I am excited to share with you years of my wellness journey in Christ! There is so much behind this post. This post is like a dam that is holding back flood waters.

Let’s journey together so we can all be well!

Your abiding branch sister,

Heidi