Bearing Fruit

Do you ever wonder, as you stretch out to sleep, whether you are as "fruitful" a Christian as you could be? Would you like to become better at "bearing fruit" for your Lord?

Anything that bears fruit must receive consistent nourishment and water. This applies to both the natural and spiritual realms. Receiving nourishment in your innermost being is what meditation is all about.

Basically, meditation is stretching the "taproot" of your mind deeper into God's resources by digesting a portion of His Word. The deeper you go, the more nourishment you receive, and the more fruitful you'll become. God promises us that, "once more a remnant of the house of Judah will take root below and bear fruit above" (Isaiah 37:31, NIV). The prophet is talking about you! God is about to raise up a powerful remnant, deeply rooted in Him, who will bear supernatural "fruit" for all the world to see! One way to grow more deeply rooted is through nighttime meditation.

The Psalmist David proclaimed, "...I remember thee on my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches... Mine eyes prevent the night watches, that I might meditate in thy word..." (Psalms 63:6, 119:148).

Decide tonight that you want God's Word to work for you as you sleep. All it requires is the discipline to spend your last waking minutes deep in His Word, so that He will have fuel with which to work all through the night.

God loves you and wants to answer your prayer. Say this prayer with me:

Dear Lord, thank you for being the master Gardener of my soul. Lead me to meditation that will make me more fruitful for You. I long to grow, to have my "taproot" stretched, so I might be part of Your remnant who takes root below and bears fruit above. In Jesus' Name, Amen.


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