What fruit are you bearing?

mangrove4Tuesday 19 December 2012

I love studying nature. There’s something about looking at God’s creation that stirs my heart to marvel at the magnificence of God. In fact, God often refers to His creation throughout scripture to explain things to us.

I was recently on holiday in Queensland and found myself fascinated with mangroves. These unique trees have part of their root system growing above the ground, giving a distinctive insight into the intricate way plants grow. One of the things I noticed is that mature trees have many parts burrowing their way into the ground. And it is these larger, older and well established trees that bear a lot of fruit. Unlike a little seedling, it is much harder to try and pullthese types of trees out to remove them from their soil.

Proverbs 12:12b (NLT) says, “The godly are well rooted and bear their own fruit.”

The bible often uses the analogy of trees for our own lives. Along that train of thought, you can ask yourself questions like, “What kind of “soil” am I planted in? How am I growing? And what kind of fruit am I bearing?”

This week I encourage you to take some time to pray and reflect on who you are as a person, your character, speech and actions. Does anything need aligning to God’s word and the example that Jesus gave us of His life on earth?

A Girl of Wisdom is well rooted in the Word of God. She continues to grow in the ways of God and bears Christ-like fruit such as love, patience, goodness, kindness, self-control, joy, peace, faithfulness and gentleness.

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