I am a city girl with a black thumb. I do not grow things. Fruit is purchased at the supermarket and brought home. I do not like to get my hands dirty.
This year, my one-word focus is “fruitilicious.” My desire to is to live a fruitful life for God, but He is teaching me that this will require me to put in some spiritual elbow grease. I can’t buy this kind of fruit in the store. I must cultivate it.
So, for the next 31 days, I am going to be examining what it will require for me to live a more fruitful life. I hope you will join me. I will do my best to not let my black thumb get in the way of things.
In order to grow a fruit tree, you do not need to own an orchard. You don’t even need to have a big back yard. Apparently, you can plant a fruit-bearing tree in a regular old pot. All you need is a space set aside for the seed to germinate.
Spiritually, fruit bearing begins in your heart. You don’t need to possess great talent or reputation. All you need is to set aside your heart as a place for God to begin to plant the seed of His Word.
Is my heart ready to receive what the Master Gardener hopes to cultivate?
“The Message bears fruit and gets larger and stronger…”
Colossians 1:6A, MSG