Wednesday 29th November 2017
This morning, we continue our look at Colossians 1 v 9 – 14 and how we be filled with the knowledge of Gods and His will for our lives. For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light. For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
“Bearing Fruit in every good work”
There is something built within all of us that wants to be successful and significant. It drives us from within – family, work, relationships, standard of living, sport. We saw this demonstrated in sport last week as England took on Australia in the Ashes. There was determination to be successful in the eyes of the players. For England we were able to compete for three days but then we were outplayed by Australia’s Captain. I wonder what does success look like for you?
When we grow in our relationship with God the promise is that we will bear fruit. So often we strive to be successful and we create anxiety and stress but fruit in the right conditions grows naturally. When you are connected to God and abiding in Him and doing good work, there will be something different about your life. The Bible calls it the Fruit of the Spirit – love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
Let this fruit be evident in you as you go about “good work”.