Friday, December 28, 2007
Bring Forth Fruit
“Bring forth fruit that is consistent with repentance [let your lives prove your change of heart]” (Matthew 3:8 AMP).
Today's Word from Joel and Victoria
When you submit your mind and heart to the Lord, your actions will begin to change. You will bring forth fruit that is the character of God. The Bible tells us in Galatians that the fruit of God’s spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. These character traits are proof that God is at work in our lives. Do you have more love than you used to? Are you more at peace than you used to be? Are you more gentle? Self-controlled? That’s because God is at work in your life and it brings Him pleasure when you act more like Him. If you need to grow in any of these areas today, simply open your heart and ask Him to work in your life. He promises that He will complete the good work He’s started in you. Don’t give up! Keep praying, keep believing, keep repenting and submitting your life to Him. You will continue to grow and bring forth His fruit, and you will live in His abundant blessings in every area of life.
A Prayer for Today
Heavenly Father, thank You for working in my life. Thank You for producing good fruit by Your spirit. I submit myself to You today and invite You to continue Your work in me. I bless You and honor You today. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.