When you think of fruitful living, what comes to mind?
Is it being productive?
Loving others well?
Honoring Christ in all that you do?
Sister, how amazing is it that the same power that raised Jesus from the dead lives inside each of us?! (Romans 8:11)
Through God and His strength, we can live more fruitfully than we could ever ask or imagine.
So how do you get started with fruitful living? For me, it begins by getting centered on three scriptures:
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:13)
My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness. (2 Corinthians 12:9)
I am the vine, you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. (John 15:5)
For Philippians 4:13, we’re reminded that our results (our fruit!) comes from His strength and not our own. It takes the pressure off and allows us to operate at a higher level than we might ever feel capable of on our own, which is a beautiful thing!
2 Corinthians 12:9 shares a similar message. When we are weak, He is strong. We do not have to rely on our own power, but His. And even better, when we are feeling incapable, it’s likely a perfect opportunity for His power will take over and be on display. What a blessing!
Then John 15:5… a reminder to stay steadfast in Him. When we abide in Him, we see fruit. When we do not, we will not produce anything of true value.
Beautiful foundational scriptures, right?!
So, what comes to mind when you think of a fruitful life?
For me, the word abundance stands out. I’m reminded of all the areas in which God can produce fruit.
And interestingly enough… they fall into 7 F’s!
A fruitful life may look like growth or abundance, in each of these areas.
Sounds amazing, right?
Let’s unpack how exactly you might make that happen, but through Him and His strength!
For a life of fruitful faith, I’d encourage you to consider- what are you craving more of? Do you need more worship, prayer, or scripture in your life? What might be the biggest blessing? Then, consider.. What might He be calling you to give others? What would you consider to be your spiritual gifts (perhaps leadership, hospitality, or encouragement), and how might you bless those around you with these giftings?
Then, for a fruitful family… you may want to consider what the Lord is calling you to cultivate. Is it to be more intentional in extending kindness or respect to your husband? Is it nurturing your