Soul Care, Part 7: Soul Growth
As is the case with every other healthy organism, a healthy soul should be a growing soul. How do we help our souls to grow? The answer can be found in John 15:1-17. In this passage, Jesus uses an example from gardening and vine dressing to teach his disciples an important lesson. If we want our souls to grow and bear good fruit, we need to “remain” or “abide” with Him. We need to constantly be aware of his presence with us and our reliance on him. Finally, Jesus casts that reliance in light of His friendship with us.