Have you ever heard someone say that Christians are called to bear fruit? What does that mean? The Bible tells us in Galatians that we’re meant to show the fruit of God in our lives, like love, joy, peace, and more. The book of John compares our Christian way of living to being part of a vine. We’re supposed to remain in Christ, like a branch remains on a vine so that it can bear fruit. At Life.Church Sisters, we’re learning all about how to respond to the call God has placed on our lives. We’re learning how to live a life worthy of that calling. One way we can is to bear fruit. Read this excerpt from The Call, a Bible Plan by Amy Groeschel for more understanding.
As God’s children, we are called to bear fruit—most importantly, the fruit of love. Loving God and loving people are His greatest commands to us. When we love, we reveal God’s nature in us, which in turn, glorifies Him in the world.
The origin of all our good fruit comes from our connection to the Vine. And the quality of our fruit will match the quality of our daily, connected dependency on the Holy Spirit. That’s why, more than anything else, we must understand that we are first and only called to Christ Jesus—to walk with Him and to know Him intimately.
I’ve been scrutinizing my life and finding evidence of where my love for people is waning—where selfishness stands out more than selflessness and criticism chokes out my compassion.
How about you? Does your life resemble Christ more than the bad fruit of this world? You can’t give what you don’t have. If you are spiritually depleted, it’s likely you’ve disconnected from depending on the Vine. Filling time with your own agenda will leave you empty and dried up. We’ve all been there and done that—too many times. But it’s time to wise up and fill up on the Vine. It’s time to live a life worthy of the calling we have received.
You can be a reflection of Jesus every day. Use every moment to draw a closer connection to the Father by simply talking to Him. Listen for the specific opportunities He will you show you to walk in His ways.