FRUITFULNESS – Mon, May 11, 2020

John 15:5,8 KJV

I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

[8] Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.

If my memory serves me right, I believe it was one of the ex-presidents of Ghana said that, “Ghanaians pretend to work and the government pretends to pay them.”
Most public work wasn’t paying too well until quite recently and so not much was achieved by way of productivity.

I know a couple of people who actually left such work environments because they thought it was going to kill their own personal drive to success.
In John’s account of the Vine and the branches, the writer makes a point very clear, ‘that God is glorified in our productivity.’

‘Bearing much fruit’ is a desire of the Father Himself for us. So that whether it is your spiritual or physical life, social or professional life, He expects you to abound, and He expects these to be visible enough for others to see, so He can receive the credit He deserves.

Your story must inspire others in their journey too with the LORD. The consequences of unproducivity are too grave in this business of ours (see v2). Do well to yield much fruit, so your Father gets glorified.

#CarllyDevotionals #1ChapterADay #OCP

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