Jesus uses an illustration of a vine to describe our relationship with Him.  He is the Vine, the life giving source to us the branches. We see in this illustration, that a healthy branch produces fruit but in order for that to happen it must stay connected and abide in the vine.  The result of abiding will produce real joy.  Are you connected and experiencing real joy?

Scripture References: John 15:1-17; Philippians 4:4; John 14:15; James 1:22; Luke 6:46-49