How does the world know that you’re a Christian?
Have you ever given that any thought?
I’ll have to be honest and share that even though I know we have the assignment of bringing glory to God and leading others to Christ, I don’t always think about how that plays out in my daily life. Sometimes I tend to relegate witnessing and evangelism to special events like mission trips or ministry projects.
In reality, though, everything I do can be seen by the world and can either bring glory to God and draw others to Him or can turn people away.
I don’t know about you, but I want to live a life that draws others to God through a saving relationship with His Son Jesus Christ.
One way to know if you’re on the right track is to evaluate the kind of fruit you bear.
Is your life characterized by love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control?
Or would others say you are judgemental, angry, provoking of others, discouraging, and unfaithful?
If we’re honest, we could probably admit to producing both good and bad fruit.
Now more than ever, the world needs to see the shining light of Jesus. And oftentimes the only way they see that light is through how we live our lives.
I have been convicted lately of my attitude and the way I respond to certain current events. I don’t always respond with the fruit of the Spirit. More often it comes out as the fruit of criticism and judgment.
I thought that it would be helpful to have a reminder of what it means to bear good fruit. Fruit that results in Kingdom growth and more peaceful lives. So, this month’s Scripture Writing Plan focuses on verses that tell us how to do just that.
The Bible is full of great examples of what it means to live a fruitful life. I hope you will join us this month in writing out these verses.