LISTEN & READ
“I am the Vine, you are the branches. When you’re joined with me and I with you, the relation intimate and organic, the harvest is sure to be abundant. Separated, you can’t produce a thing. Anyone who separates from me is deadwood, gathered up and thrown on the bonfire. But if you make yourselves at home with me and my words are at home in you, you can be sure that whatever you ask will be listened to and acted upon. This is how my Father shows who he is—when you produce grapes, when you mature as my disciples.”
John 15:5-8 (MSG)
In our scriptural reference for today, Jesus gives a great lesson on how fruit becomes productive. The fruit of prayer, the fruit of studying His Word, the fruit of being His sons and daughters; Jesus reveals that there should be production in our lives that is by no means normal to the “common person”. Additionally, there should be some great events occurring in your life for which you have not the words to explain. When people begin to ask their questions – the How’s, Why’s, etc. – simply respond,
These events and items are only coming and occurring in my life because God has His hands on me! I am the handiwork of God on display in this world while I am actively living in another realm too. I do not have to wait until I die and go to Heaven to live in another realm. I am living in another realm created by the Spirit of the living God, right now, as these fruit are being manifested and demonstrated in my life as love, joy, and peace. This is happening to me right now, and as I continue to understand more of the process while allowing the Holy Spirit to set me apart to God; I do not have to hold my head in the sand. Being in disguise or hiding away from people is not what this is all about; there is an inner work taking place in me. Therefore, when the inner work is executed right; the outer work will always come out alright!