You are Chosen!
“Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it to you.” John 15:16.
Living a fruitful life is a great achievement that feels great. That’s why the vinedresser does not joke around with the tree that bears fruit. Instead, they prune it to bear more fruit. It feels good to be picked, right! We feel special when chosen, from children on the playground to teenagers trying out for a sports team to adults in the workplace. We want to be the best; we want to be seen.
If you are in Christ, then Jesus has chosen you. He has picked you. Not only does He call you His friend (who doesn’t feel warm inside when someone we look up to introduces us as their friend?), He has given you an assignment. Just as chosen players on a team have assignments, those chosen by Christ are assigned the responsibility to bear fruit. Not just any fruit, mind you; it is the kind of spiritual fruit that will last for all eternity.
Colossians 3:12 says, “Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.”
The Father’s will is that all men and women should be productive and bear fruit. Should you doubt your ability to produce much fruit, Jesus promises divine help through conversation with the Father. You have been picked, given a purpose and a promise. Understand that any tree that does not bear fruit does not add value; hence, it could be ignored or removed, but God hasn’t created a failure or an unfruitful plant; we are undoubtedly a product being in Christ Jesus.
The Holy Spirit empowers you to carry out Jesus’ invitation to follow Him and become fishers of people. He has granted you the power to produce! Now go and carry out your assignment. The recognition and reward for this assignment are even greater if you do so by faith. Therefore, If you believe in Jesus, be faithful and remain steadfast because the crown of glory is yours for good. I am confident that you will find the Lord’s favor in your life and work in Jesus’ name. Amen. Colossians 1:6 says, “This same Good News that came to you is going out all over the world. It is bearing fruit everywhere by changing lives, just as it changed your lives from the day you first heard and understood the truth about God’s wonderful grace.”
1. Oh! Lord, I thank you for the great things I have received through faith in you.
2. Father, I am humbled that You have chosen me for a mission. Guide me to produce lasting fruit for Your glory.
3. Help me, Lord, to be fruitful and multiply in every way of life in Jesus’ name.
I loved this. Thank you for the reminder that our mission is to bear fruit in whatever way he has called us.