Guidance Toward a Fruitful Life
As believers, we long for a fruitful life that pleases the Lord. To live this way, we need a guide who will help us. Imagine having this conversation with God, and then aim to follow Him closely:
Lord, won’t You be our guide?
Yes, I am willing. As we travel, I want you to remember that I know where I am going. Every stop along the way is designed to make you into the fruitful branch you long to be. Dear one, the way may be through snow-covered mountains, over rock-strewn paths, or down into green valleys that will tempt you to linger. Will you keep your eyes on Me and follow whether it’s easy or hard?
Then let’s begin your first lesson: You need to step where I step.
But, Lord, Your footprints are too far apart for me.
I will adjust them for you.
I know You’ll walk too fast.
I’ll never walk faster than I know you can travel.
I get tired easily.
I’ll lend you My arm when you need help.
What if I stumble?
I’ll pick you up and heal your hurts. The second lesson is this: You are to follow Me even though you cannot see Me.
Lord, how will I know where to walk?
Use My Word, the Bible. Refer to it often for direction and for reassurance that I am with You and continue to guide you.
Lord, what if I become confused?
Remember My teachings. Remember who I am and trust Me. Call out to Me, and I will answer you.