Jesus Gardening Service

“But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!”

Galatians 5:22–23

You gotta love the promise we read about in John 15 where Jesus says, “I am the true grapevine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch of mine that doesn’t produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more. You have already been pruned and purified by the message I have given you. Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me. “Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing” (John 15:1-5).

Jesus makes us a promise that if we remain in Him our lives will bear fruit. The question isn’t if we will be fruitful then but when will we be fruitful? No two trees are alike. You could plant two of the exact same trees side by side, water them the same and expose them to the same amount of sunshine and guess what? One tree will be bigger than the other and one will be more fruitful too. What’s true with trees is true with people as well. No two people are alike and thats good. Sadly in life though we are all born originals many people live their lives trying to copy someone else. Let me encourage you by saying, “Be yourself!” You are God’s masterpiece, a one of one!

Seriously, if you want to be fruitful then dedicate your life to God by staying connected to Jesus. Don’t waste your time comparing your life or your fruitfulness to others. Remain in Christ and keep this in mind today. If you feel like giving up because you’re not seeing results, remember this: The last thing to grow on a fruit tree is the fruit, so just keep going and keep growing because…

“I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.”

Philippians 1:6


Michael Osthimer





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