Let Your Seed Bear Fruit
Ephesians 1:13 – And now you Gentiles have also heard the truth, the Good News that God saves you. And when you believed in Christ, he identified you as his own by giving you the Holy Spirit, whom he promised long ago.
Galatians 5:22-23 – 22 But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!
Mark 4:8,14,20 – 8 Still other seeds fell on fertile soil, and they sprouted, grew, and produced a crop that was thirty, sixty, and even a hundred times as much as had been planted!” 14 The farmer plants seed by taking God’s word to others. 20 And the seed that fell on good soil represents those who hear and accept God’s word and produce a harvest of thirty, sixty, or even a hundred times as much as had been planted!”
It is true that it takes a seed to bear a fruit. This is also very true in the life of a believer. When those under the Old Testament were under the law, they didn’t have that inherent power in them to do good. The law couldn’t empower them to do good; it told them what to do but didn’t equip them to do it. Then Jesus comes along, brings salvation with Him and empowers believers to walk in good will. There are two mechanisms by which we can be fruitful. One is the Holy Spirit and the other is the Word of God. The Holy Spirit and His Word are what helps us to walk the Christian walk.
Our first key scripture tells us that after we believed, God gave us or sealed us with His Holy Spirit. His Holy Spirit was sown into our lives. So every born again Christian has the Holy Spirit in him. It’s a norm for all seeds (anyone that’s been sown) to grow. Paul tells us of the fruits of the Spirit in our second key scripture. It’s expected that all believers (born again, spirit filled) should bear fruits. He goes on to list a bunch of things which we know. If we observe closely at these fruits, they’re qualities people struggle, toil, labour to exhibit but it shouldn’t be so because we have the Seed in us. For example, we shouldn’t struggle be to kind to people or love people because we have a loving Spirit in us. Why we struggle at times is because we would rather have things done our way as opposed to what the Spirit wants. Practice makes perfect. We need to make a practice of obedience to the Spirit. This is how we learn how to walk by His leading.
The word of God is also described by a seed. David said “Your word have I hid in my heart that I may not sin against thee”. We need to read the word of God daily, meditate on His word and pray with His word. These are the basics of Christianity but very crucial for every believer. From our last key scripture, we can infer that when a believer hears the word of God and accepts the word of God (by practicing the word), he will produce an abundant harvest so much so that when you see him, he’s greater than when he first believed. Fruitfulness! Barrenness isn’t of God, so I leave you with this charge today: be fruitful! God bless you.
Dear Lord, please help me to be fruitful, I rebuke any form of lukewarmness and barrenness, Amen.
Author – Andy