Good Morning Gorgeous,
It’s a brand new day. A fresh new start. A new day to rise up to purpose and destiny.
A new day to walk aware of your Holy assignments.
A new day to recieve a fresh anointing from heaven so that you can step ahead into places unknown with boldness and courage.
A new day to have Jesus on your tongue ready to give a timely word of encouragement or a message of hope.
A new day to let your light so shine before others that your identity as a Christian is well known and obvious by your fruit.
When a fruit tree is bearing its fruit, you need only one glance to know what type of tree it is.
An apple tree cannot hide its identity.
Likewise, an orange tree cannot claim to be an apple tree.
Once the fruit has appeared on the tree, even someone who has no experience identifying trees, knows what type their eyes are beholding.
Likewise, Jesus said people will know His followers by their fruit.
That your life would bear such a distinct, easily identifiable fruit that everyone would know you follow Jesus.
And Paul gives a glimpse into what your fruit would look like.
And so today as you step forth into your workplace or your daily routine, ask Jesus afresh to help you to bear much fruit. Ask for the type of fruits that make it obvious to everyone you meet what type of tree you are. You are a tree planted and sustained by Jesus Christ.
The beautiful news is that we are not called to bear fruit alone. We can lean on Christ, submit our lives to Him, and willingly allow Him to bear fruit through us. He will lovingly prune us, water us, feed us, and sustain us as we bear fruit of kingdom living.
If the day ahead seems challenging and the idea of bearing fruit amidst the chaos of the day seems even harder, all you have to do is call out for Jesus to come and be your gardener today. Take Him at His Word that He is the vine, and as we just abide in Him, we will bear much fruit.
We don’t have to get this all correct and right alone. We have a good, good Father who equips us and helps us. He sent Jesus to break down every barrier standing between us and the Father, and when He ascended to heaven, He sent the most precious gift! The Holy Spirit who enables us to do the very things we never thought possible.
Because of Holy Spirit, you can speak clearly and boldly when your knees are trembling.
Because of Holy Spirit, you can move ahead in your God given destiny, even when you feel frozen with fear.
Because of Holy Spirit, you can hold your tongue even when a harsh response is trying to escape.
Because of Holy Spirit, words of hope, encouragement, and truth will flow from your lips to those around you.
Because of Holy Spirit, you are able to bear much much fruit, and the whole world will know by your fruit that you belong to Jesus!
Dear Heavenly Father,
Help us to lean into Jesus and follow His ways so that we can bear much fruit as You have called us to do. Lord, let us be submitted fully to You, following Your example, leaning into You for strength, recieving fully all we need from You so that we can bear much fruit. In Jesus’s name, Amen.