Romans 7:4 “So, my brothers, you also died to the law through the body of Christ, that you might belong to another, to him who was raised from the dead, in order that we might bear fruit to God.”
That’s kind of our mission in life after we have accepted Jesus Christ as our personal savior right? It’s to bear fruit for God. What’s the fruit of your life right now? I can tell you right now that my fruit isn’t the best tasting right now. I’m still struggling with lustful thoughts and a terrible attitude toward my boss at work. I know that I’m not walking like Jesus through the halls at work when my boss says something that gets under my skin. Granted, I’ve come a long way since I first started working there, but I still have a long way to go.
I could say that my actions/fruit as of lately has been getting up to read the Word of God every day; which has been true 6 out of the 7 days of the week. But it means nothing for my walk if I’m not letting it root deeply into my heart to start changing it. I still get home after work and feel the distance from God. So, my fruit is meaningless if I’m not letting it actually change my life.
What fruit is God calling you to produce? What does He want it to taste like, and what actions are you taking to make it taste just right? I can tell you that my fruit is called to taste like missions and YouTube. I know that deep down in my heart. I know that God has coached me to have this marketing skill that needs to be used for His glory some day. I know that He wants me to live out the final commission that is written in Matthew 28:18-20. He’s calling each of us to do that, but I am starting to get an understanding of exactly what that looks like in my life.
So, what am I doing about it? What am I doing that is getting in the way of my calling? I can tell you that lustful thoughts are getting in the way of true communication between me and God, one that will last all day and not just during the time I dedicate to Him in the morning. I can tell you that my own selfish goals are getting in the way of listening to the true calling He has placed on my life.
I think we all, especially me, need to start making a serious investment into developing the fruit that tastes just right to God.