MY DAILY COVENANT WITH GOD DEVOTIONAL
Devotion for Thursday January 3
Topic: Bear Much Fruit For God
Text: John 15:1 – 8
Nothing gladdens the heart of any farmer than seeing his efforts bearing fruits as expected. It makes him so happy and he will want to do more. In the same way, nothing pleases God more than seeing his children doing His will and bearing fruits for His kingdom. In fact God expects us to bear fruits as He charged Adam in Genesis 1:28. He has just brought us into a new year and he has bestowed much grace and mercies upon us. God loves those that obey and glorify Him. This is the secret Jesus revealed in this our text, that those that obey God and do His will are glorifying Him.
The best way to glorify God for the mercies and graces we have received is to bear fruits. This is what is expected of us as Paul charged the Corinthians and we by extension that we should abound in good works (1 Corinthians 15:58). The Spirit of God stimulates good works in us as we have in John 15:5 and being fruitful is an evidence or demonstration of true discipleship.
What fruit are you bearing or do you intend to bear in this New Year? We have the fruits of the flesh (Galatians 5:19 – 21) and also the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22 – 23). In your office, do your words and actions show that you are a Christian, and do you bear fruit for Him there or you compromise your faith? As a driver, do you connive with the Motor Mechanic to defraud your boss? Do you make unnecessary claims for the money of the work you didn’t do?
Our fruits should glorify God and edify man. Jesus Christ said that we are the light of the world and He also charged us to let our light shine. Are you among those whose lights appear dim or those whose lights are shinning for others to see? Therefore, live as Jesus Christ charged us in Matthew 5:16
Food for Thought: Whatever that is worth doing at all is worth doing well – Lord Chesterfield
Memory verse: Matthew 5:16
Prayer: Help me O Lord to bear fruits that will glorify you through my words and deeds in Jesus name.