Yes, I know that compared to others, my One Word for 2014 is a little… Well, fruity… For lack of better words. What I mean is, I realize my word may not seem to be very profound or Spiritual, but stay with me. I’m gonna explain.
As I was praying about what my One Word should be, I thought I was going to have to dig deep, do some serious soul searching. I figured I would be waiting until sometime in the middle of January before my word would reveal itself to me. I was gladly mistaken. As I prayed about my word, it seemed to all of a sudden jump out at me.
Now, due to the lack of ‘wow factor’ surrounding my word, I thought for a moment that I was crazy. This couldn’t possibly be my One Word. Maybe I was hearing wrong. Yet, as I pondered the why, it began to make sense for me.
“16 You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? 17 Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them.“
No matter where I am or what I am doing, I am producing fruit. Everyone that comes in contact with me also comes in contact with my fruit. What kind of fruit are they seeing? What kind of fruit am I producing? Any and everyone I meet will know me by my fruit. My husband will know me by my fruit. My children will know me by my fruit. My fellow church members will know me by my fruit. The cashier at Wal-Mart will know me by my fruit. All of you that read this will know me by my fruit. And most importantly, God will judge me by my fruit.
FRUIT is my One Word 2014 because I want to constantly be reminded that I am producing fruit. I want to be aware at all times of what type of fruit I am offering. I don’t want to be rotten and squishy. I don’t want to be cut down and thrown into the fire. I want to bear good fruit. I want to be pleasing to the Lord. I want my fruit to be a sweet smelling savor that rises to the throne room of the Father. On December 31, 2014, I want to be able to look back over the year and not be ashamed of the fruit I produced.
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