Thursday, May 12, 2011
project 365 - day 132
live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, 11 being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience.
i am thankful for the people in my life who encourage me in the above verse. have you ever thought about how exactly you live a worthy life and how you please God? the answer is fairly simple, but i think it's quite difficult to execute. Jesus asks us to love Him and love others above all else. we love Him by growing in our knowledge of Him. what better tool do we have than the bible?
we love others by serving others. i believe this is how we bear fruit in our works. it's not the works that get us to heaven, for it is by grace we have been saved (ephesians 2:8). however the work God calls us to do is to love others and when we do this, we bear fruit.
sometimes i am having such a "me" day, i have to stop, reflect and start over. sometimes the only evidence of me bearing fruit is a lone berry...but i have to start somewhere and ask God for His guidance and power, knowing He is capable, not me, of making my plant bear a full harvest.