Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Chosen and Appointed for Fruitfulness

Lessons in Fruitfulness

Do you worry about being fruitful in your Christian life?

For many years of my Christian life I did. 
I wanted to know I was "doing" everything I was suppose to be doing.
I'm thankful that God didn't let that go on.

Instead He kept bringing my attention back to the words that speak of relationship.

  • Children
  • Friends
  • Brethren
Fruitfulness is a result of relationship. 
In John 15 Jesus says it happens when, and ONLY WHEN, we stay connected to Him.

So how do I stay connected?

  1. Abide in Him.  Jn. 15:4
  2. Let Him abide in you.  Jn. 15:4
  3. Prayer.  Jn. 15:16
Jesus gives us the specifics of the "HOW TO" in Jn. 15:7-8

If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, 
and it shall be done for you.  By this My Father is glorified, 
that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.

Give His words a place, a big place, in your life each day.
Read it, listen to it, talk about it with others.

Then start praying.
Talk to God about what He said to you.
Then ASK for something.
Ask Him to use you in someone's life.
Ask Him for opportunities to bear fruit.

He's chosen and appointed you for this very thing.

What will you ask of Him today?

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