Day 26

Forty Days of Preparation Daily Devotions

Day Twenty-Six
Having a Fruitful Life 
John 15:8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. 
The Father is glorified when a Christian's life is fruitful. A fruitful life produces Christ-like character, service unto the Lord, disciples and the abundant life. A person with a fruitful life is known for results. We want our lives to count for something positive. Purpose to live so that your life continually produces fruit. When life on earth is over, we want to hear, "Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy Lord. Matt 25:21 You can have a fruitful life. Here are some keys to a fruitful life:
A. Take heed unto the Word of God. 
John 15:7,8 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. 8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.
B. Continue in the things of God. 
John 15:4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. 
Heb 10:36-38 For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise. 37 For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry. 38 Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. 
John 8:31,32 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; 32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free
C. Live by faith. 
2 Corinthians 5:7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:) 
D. Seed your life.  
Luke 6:38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again. 
Galatians 6:6-9 Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things. 7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. 8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. 9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
E. Remember, you are not your own 
1 Corinthians 6:19,20 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.
F. Put the law of the Spirit of life to work for you.
     Romans 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from
     the law of sin and death.
Sample Prayer: Lord, help me have a fruitful life. Lord, be glorified in my life. In Jesus Name, Amen.
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