The Bible says in John 15:4-5 [AMP]:

“Dwell in Me and I will dwell in you. [Live in Me, and I will live in you.] Just as no branch can bear fruit of itself without abiding in (being vitally united to) the vine, neither can you bear fruit unless you abide in Me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever lives in Me and I in him bears much (abundant) fruit. However, apart from Me [cut off from vital union with Me] you can do nothing.

This scripture is one of many that clearly enlightens us that productivity and fruitfulness stems from God alone. We see that we cannot bear fruits except we abide in God because cut off from God, we can do nothing. We can only bear fruit as a branch connected to the vine.
Another scripture that carefully explains the importance of staying with God is in Galatians 3:3. NLT version says
“How foolish can you be? After starting your Christian lives in the spirit, why are you now trying to be perfect by your own effort?”. 
We see again that our lives must be in tune with the spirit of God to effectively live. “We start in the spirit, we continue in the spirit and we end in the spirit”, Pastor always says. So, since our walk with God, our work for God and fruitfulness in all areas of our lives can only be gotten from God, it makes perfect sense to confidently rely on Him as well.
Furthermore, our man of God says that knowledge that does not affect the way you think is incomplete knowledge. Thus, the knowledge that we start in, continue in, and end with the spirit, must change the way we live and handle situations, it must change the way we view fruitfulness, productivity, and excellence.

One way our attitude and mind would change after understanding this truth is that we begin to rely on and trust in God wholeheartedly. We are eager to hear his instructions always, we are enthusiastic about obeying these instructions. Why? Because we know in the obedience lies the maximizing of our fruitfulness. We, therefore, move from being fruitful as an innate nature to being fruitful as a nature and being fruitful as a visible reality!

To sum up, after realizing that fruitfulness lies in staying connected and trusting daily, we have no excuse than to be fruitful true, and through. Remember, we rely on God ALWAYS to maximize our fruitful nature! Now, make that declaration of sticking with and relying on God no matter what.

This Post Has 13 Comments

  1. Osukoya Ifetayo

    I rely on Christ!
    I do not do anything on my own!
    I do not try to be perfect!
    I am led by the Spirit at every point in time!

  2. Racheal Adewole

    Fruitfulness is my nature!

    I am sticking with God and I confidently rely on Him no matter what! ?

    I bear long-lasting fruits as I confidently trust in God!

  3. Abimbola Odunnoiki

    I totally rely on God, trusting daily.
    I am Fruitful, productive and excellent in nature

  4. Darasimi

    Hmmm… I am blessed by this piece!! It is insightful.
    I start in the spirit, continue with the spirit, and end with the spirit!! ?????
    I confidently rely on God.

  5. Adeyinka Teriba

    Hallelujah!! Glory! Glory! I receive God’s word with Joy in my heart! I am fruitful not because I know how to do it because I rely on God to do it! As I listen to him, as I follow him, my ways are prosperous! Hallelujah!!
    Thank you Pastor!!

  6. Bankole Ruth

    Hallelujah!! I remain vitally united with Christ And i produce long lasting fruits!!
    #Fruitfulness all the way!!!????

    Thank you Pastor sir!

  7. Busola Fagbenro

    I rely on God always and I am fruitful all the way?
    Glory to God!!!

  8. Audu Oluwabunmi

    Total reliance on Jesus.
    Fruitfulness all the way.
    Thank you so much for this.

  9. Martins Egbo

    Wow…Eureka!! This pieace is timely and captivating. Reliance on God is the only assured means for us to be relivant and fruitful. I chose to Rely on Him!!

  10. Iretomiwa Sanni

    Glory to God!!! I remain vitally united in Christ Jesus.
    And I am productive and fruitful in all I do
    #Fruitfulness all the way

    Thank you so much Pastor Sir!!

  11. Uchendu favour

    Glory to God !!!!!
    I see only what God sees
    I have confident reliance on him, always abiding and following instructions.
    Always relying !!!!!

  12. Faith Akinyemi

    It was such an excellent read, I must confess. This heightened the consciousness of fruitfulness as an instruction that can only be carried out by the Spirit. I refuse to figure everything out on my own. I declare that I stick with God and rely on him confidently. At the end, I am fruitful true and through.

    Thank you so much for this piece.

  13. Faith Akinyemi

    It is amazing how confident reliance ushers me to focusing on God. My major takeaway is that my walk with God, my work for God and my fruitfulness on all sides lie on how much I stay connected to God. As I stay focused this month, I confidently rely on God’s provisions through His word, promises and instructions to me. Thank you, Pastor.

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