Dear Daughter of Almighty God
John 15:16 (ESV)
16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.
Did you know that God chose you that’s how special and loved you are? God not only chose us He appointed us to bear fruit and that fruit should abide (stand, stand for, bear, take, and put up with). We are to go and bear fruit, God has said we can do it so He has provided all that we need to go and bear fruit.
What’s fruit? Love, peace, joy, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control, these are the fruit of the spirit. We can also bear fruit like winning people for Jesus, healing, providing, comfort, compassion, being all God wants us to be.
This does not happen overnight we are all on a journey and we all have different starting points and different speeds. The more we read the Word of God the more we talk to God the faster that journey will be the quick we will be all God wants us to be.
Let’s not forget that last bit “so that whatever you ask the Father in my Name (Jesus), He may give it to you.” Now that’s a good promise. When God asks us to do something it normally means He has something He wants to get to us and needs a way in to do it. When we obey it opens the door for God to complete His Word.
God is good.
Your loving sister Amanda
1 Corinthians 13