God Shows Us…Step 6…Producing
““I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned. 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 15:5-8 NKJV
Now that we have seen the first five steps: praying, purpose, preparing, planning, and process we are now at step six which is producing. We only see the fullness of God’s love when we have gotten the first five done with Him. Oh, you may say I have been productive, yet was it maximized and all for His Glory? We must be in step with Jesus to truly be productive. His way and not ours, His strength and not ours, His connections for us to connect them to Him.
The connection to Him is the key. He is the vine and we are the branches. Apart from Him we can do nothing. Yes nothing. By being connected to Him we see His ways and rely upon His strength. It is all for His Glory! It is not about us, it is not about a church, it is for the Kingdom! We must be Kingdom driven working as a body of believers to connect others to His love.
So, as we started in prayer and prayed along the way we see prayer mentioned again. Ask what you desire allows you to see where, who, when, why and how so you receive the fullness of His love and share the fullness of His love.
By being connected and asking you will know which gifts to use, when to include others, know when to tell your whole testimony or just part of it, or know when to listen and not just speak.
As you grow in sharing you will be more fruitful. Now you may not always see the results. You may lead someone to Christ, and they may in turn lead 10, and each of them may in turn lead 10. If you had not been connected to Jesus, you may not have connected the one to His love. Then the one may not have shared with ten and they would not have shared with ten. One sharing connected 111 and yes all for His Glory! God is waiting and are you willing?
It starts with prayer in step one as well as all along the way which leads us to step seven which is praising.