Sweet Anna’s persimmon trees have been fruitful this year. Last fall we dug around the roots, manured and mulched. The harvest is plentiful.
Jesus said “By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples. As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. John 15:8-9
Jesus looked for fruit in the lives of his disciples. He was a master teacher using questions and debriefing to evaluate and foster their growth.
Scripture gives us lots of material that provide us with a basis to evaluate our personal spiritual development as disciples. Here’s the first:
Based on the text above, what are the good fruit in my life from which God receives glory?
How intentional am I about abiding in His love?
More to come…