Walking with God for a Fruitful Life
Here's a conversation with several more lessons about fruitfulness:
Child, there’s a third thing I want you to know: I’m bringing others along on the journey with you. Look out for them.
But, Lord, I have enough to do—taking care of my stuff, reading Your Word, and overcoming obstacles.
Child, you need to let go of your preoccupation with yourself and help others make the journey.
I can’t do more. I’m too busy.
I’ll sort through your priorities.
I’m too weary.
I’ll give you rest. Now, here’s the fourth lesson: You need to submit to My plan whether you like the plan or not.
Will You explain what You are doing?
Sometimes, though not always.
But what if Your plan makes no sense to me?
Do not rely on your own understanding; just keep walking where I direct.
But, Lord, what if I don’t want to go that way? What if it makes me too uncomfortable?
Ah, now we are at the heart of the matter, lesson five: A fruitful life is found only in a life surrendered to Me. It is characterized by an ever-increasing resemblance to Jesus in His fullness. In other words, the fruitful life is one filled with the fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22-23). In this relationship, I, the Lord, am in charge. Your part is to cooperate and submit to My plan. Now that you know the instructions, do you still want to follow? Think carefully.
Yes, Lord. To whom would I go? I believe You and want You as my guide.