Path That Leads to Fruitfulness
By Pastor Steven Hynes K . 07/05/2020
The path that leads to fruitfulness. Everyone wants to live a fruitful life. They want to live a life that matters and positively impacts others. As a Christian, there is a path that leads to fruitfulness. It is our daily obedience to scripture and abiding in Christ that produces fruit. That is a walk that is worthy and pleases God. Commit to growing in your knowledge of the Word.
“that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;”
It’s a Daily Walk
Walking with God on a daily basis is a recurrent theme in the Bible. Paul knew that it takes a daily commitment to following Jesus for our relationship with Him to work. It’s not the big things that God is looking for but daily consistency. Simple, straight-forward, without any flash. Little things over a long time add up to a lot.
Our walk is to be worthy of the Lord and pleasing to him. It is all about obedience. Taking the Word of God and applying it to our lives. It is being sensitive to the Holy Spirit. When He convicts us of what we are doing wrong, we correct it by asking for forgiveness and turning away from it. But our relationship with God is not just about following orders. It is also about intimacy with Him that produces affection. That is what truly pleases the Lord. He has way more patience with our shortcomings than we give him credit. What He wants is that deep connection that is based on trust and devotion.
Increase in Knowledge
Finally, God wants us to be fruitful and increase in our knowledge of Him. This comes from the outflow of our devotion to Him. Fruitfulness comes from planting and watering. If our hearts are barren because we have neglected our relationship with Him, then there will be no fruitfulness. Get into His word, join a Bible study where you can be taught what the Word says, and be around like-minded believers who will sharpen your faith. This produces fruitfulness and knowledge.