I bought a tomato plant last spring. I mean, I really bought a tomato plant, one that was already big and had green tomatoes on the vine. I didn’t even have to plant it; it came in its own pot. I call that cheating. I cheated this summer.
The tomatoes were yummy, but I was really disappointed because the plant did not produce very many tomatoes. Honestly, I’m pretty sure I did not get my money’s worth!
Maybe it was my fault. I watered it, but I wasn’t very consistent in feeding it.
But maybe it just wasn’t a fruitful plant. Regardless, I won’t do that next year.
It got me to thinking about my life and how fruitful I am or not. Jesus tells us to be fruitful, to live lives that produce good things for the kingdom of God. Lives that help feed others.
So, the Bite of Bread this week is all about being fruitful. It will be a week of encouragement to dig our roots deep, be watered and fed in order to produce that good fruit for God.
In case you don’t have your Bible close by, and you want to look these up: John 15:16, 1 Peter 2:9, Col. 1:10, Phil. 1:11, John 15:8, Matthew 5:16, Matthew 7:16-20.
Jot these verses down or take a screen shot.
I’ll meet you every morning at 8:20 on Periscope for our morning pow-wow of encouragement, prayer, fellowship and a little Bible study of each verse. If you don’t know what Periscope is, click on my Daily Broadcast page to find out how to join us.
I would love to pray us up this week. Grab my hands.
“Dear Lord, we love you and worship you, and we want to live fruitful lives for your greater purpose. Help us find time to sit with you this week and study these scriptures. I pray for journals to be filled as well as hearts as we read these life giving verses. May there be a lot of big, juicy, life giving fruit produced by our week with you in your Word. Thank you Jesus. Amen.”
Digging deep to live fully,
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