February 11, Fruit

Today’s reading: Psalm 51-55

“But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God;
I trust in God’s unfailing love for ever and ever” - Psalm 52:8.

An olive tree produces a lot of olives and does so for many years. There are some olive trees at the Church of All Nations in Jerusalem that are 2,000 years old and would have been there the night Jesus prayed and sweat blood. David wrote that he was like one of those olive trees and his nourishment came from God’s presence. God doesn’t only want you to be a “nice” person; He also wants you to be a nice, fruitful person, just like an olive tree. Jesus said, “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you” (John 15:16). What is your fruit? What are you producing as a result of your relationship with and faith in the Lord? What do you do that when you do it, you sense God helping you produce results? How and when can you do more of that activity?