If we want to grow in our love for God and others, Jesus said we must remain in Him. Like a branch remains in the vine, so the follower of Jesus must remain in Him. When we dwell in Christ the result is fruit that looks like His fruit. Just like a grape vine produces grapes, so the vine of Christ will produce spiritual fruit. The Holy Spirit empowers the believer to remain in Christ resulting in joy and fruit unimaginable apart from Jesus. Our fruitfulness provides evidence of God’s love for us and our love for Him. As a follower of Jesus you have tremendous capacity to live a fruitful existence because of the love of God in you and your closeness to Him.