Thursday, April 16 2020
Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13
The Joy of the Lord is our strength and hope fills us with joy, that confident expectation that God is in full control of our circumstances. The Holy Spirit gives us hope and the strength to believe God so that we can abound in the fruit of the Spirit.
As believers we bear fruit for God by the things we suffer and the things we experience and endure. In other words, life produces fruit in us who have chosen to follow Jesus. We are planted in the garden of the kingdom, fertilized by the Spirit, pruned by the Father and bear fruit from our tribulations!
We as believers abide in the vine of Israel of whom we have been grafted in and bear fruit for God, who receives glory from His harvest. The fruit of the Holy Spirit in us is our proof of having His divine nature and character as believers.
"If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. "By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples." John 15:7,8
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin