Hey guys It’s Holmes Confessions: Monday Meditations!
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and A very Happy New Year.
Since it is the new year, I thought we would take the time to discuss producing good fruit! In Matthew 3:10, it says that every tree that doesn’t produce good fruit will be chopped down and thrown into the fire. So the question to meditate on for the week is, “Am I producing good fruit?”
Are we just being hearers of the word but not actually doing it? It’s so easy to sit in church each week and get fat off of the word, but never spend any time applying it to your life. The Lord wants us to be better in our walk with him and to bear good fruit in this upcoming season. I’ve been scrolling through social media this past week and everyone’s new years resolution is to get closer to God. This is the way to do it. By spending time with him through prayer and application of the word. You can bear good fruit in all areas of your life; your marriage, finances, on your job, and even in your single life.
If you’re married, is your marriage producing good fruit or are you enjoying the title and the ring yet refuse to put any effort into it? Are you just deciding to be a wife when you feel like it or when the conditions are right? You can’t say, “I’ll be a better wife when I’m a little happier, or I’ll act a little better when my husband takes the trash out and do what I want him to do”. If you’re a husband, are you deciding to be a good man to your spouse only when the conditions are suitable for you? Will you only come home on time if your wife’s attitude is correct, or take out the trash if you’re not being nagged? Will you be kinder to your wife and show her more affection only if she offers up more sex?
Do you know that the conditions are not going to always be perfect and that you should serve your spouse as unto the Lord. Do you know that you can enlist the help of the Holy Spirit to aid you in your situation. I challenge you to ask him to help you so that your marriage can start to bear good fruit.
Do you have a job but refuse to actually do the work but demand a promotion? Are you always late, always calling out, or constantly have an excuse why you can’t get your work done in a timely fashion. Your boss is not your God. God allowed you to have the position that you are in, so you work the job as unto the Lord and find out why He has you there to begin with. Some times we run after coins so much that we get stuck in a job too long that God never told us to go work at in the first place. In the scriptures, before a big decision was made, the disciples always fasted and prayed. Get with God to find out what he wants you to do and begin to be obedient to his instructions then you won’t have to be so miserable at your job and you can begin to bear good fruit there.
Are you a greeter in church but never want to smile? Are you in college but refuse to study and apply yourself to get the best grades? Are you single and unhappy about it instead of using this season to be content and do what God says to do NOW? Are you married and driving your spouse crazy? Are you married and desire a child but you’re angry with God because you feel he hasn’t answered your prayers? Are you sitting in church on Sunday praising the Lord and then come Monday morning you’re cussing everyone out?
I challenge you to think of all of the areas in your life that you consider dead and aren’t bearing any fruit. Evaluate them, repent and get with God about them so that your trees will be filled with good fruit. Now if it’s a dead thing from the past that needs to stay dead, let it stay dead.
If you’re holding on to a relationship that God has not called you to be in and you’re still trying to hold on to it then leave it dead because it’s not going to produce good fruit if it’s not God’s best for you. If you’re miserable at your job that God didn’t tell you to be at in the first place, then it may be time to close that chapter in your life and see where God is leading you BUT you must be lead by the Holy Spirit. If there is just a simple door that God has closed in your life, leave it closed and stop trying to pry open a door that God has clearly locked. In Philippians 3:13, the Bible says we should be forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forth to those thing that are before us. We are to press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of Jesus Christ. It is okay to LET IT GO! Surrender it all to God in this new year and trust him because he has something better for you!!!!!
Be Blessed and HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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