God is our only source of strength. You need an intimate connection with Jesus to tap into His power. He is the TRUE VINE. Not religion or philosophy, but JESUS. God wants fruit in our lives. He prunes us for progression. God does for us what we can not or will not do for ourselves. We need to be continually pruned and cleansed by The Word of God. Put your complete trust in Him and Abide in Him. Stay in Him!