September 19, Your Fruit
Today’s reading: Psalm 91-95
“They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green, proclaiming, ‘The Lord is upright; he is my Rock, and there is no wickedness in him’” - Psalm 92:15-16.
Age is not necessarily a factor in your ability to serve the Lord. In today’s passage, the psalmist declared that those who love and follow God will still bear fruit in old age. This indicates they were bearing fruit while they were younger, so they will still bear fruit in their latter years. What is your fruit? How do you define it? What does it look like? Jesus empowered you to bear fruit and expects you to bear it as indicated by this promise:
Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it (John 14:12-14).
What works are you doing because Jesus went to the Father? What answers do you see when you pray? Does that promise from Jesus only pertain to acts He did like raising the dead and healing the lame, or does it also pertain to you writing books, learning languages, starting ministries, and helping the poor on a regular basis? Are you using your age — “I’m too old, I’m too young” — as an excuse to not bear fruit?