"And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God." Colossians 1:10
In the book of Colossians Paul wrote to the people at Colosse. They were growing in the knowledge of God and recognizing more and more who they were in Christ. The book of Colossians encourages the people to grow in the Lord and as they do the fruit of God's knowledge and wisdom would become evident in their lives. They would grow in grace as a result of God's endless mercy and experience Him in their daily lives. The fruit was the evidence of their growth. It was an outward expression of what was taking place on the inside of the Colosse people and they were benefitting greatly from their blossoming relationship with God.
Just as the followers of Christ in Colosse were bearing fruit as a sign of their growth in the Knowledge of God, our Father is expecting the same from us. Do the people around you see the Fruit of Love, Compassion, Grace, Wisdom, Peace and Joy in you? As we consider the attributes of the Fruit of the Spirit, our lives should be a display to others of all that God has given to us. We are charged with the responsibility to bear fruit in every good work meaning that it should be something beneficial of others, ourselves and a reflection of the God we serve. What does the fruit of your life say about you? Can others eat from your tree? Remember fruit is evidence of the life we are leading. Allow God to speak with you about the fruit of your life, I guarantee that it can only make you reflect his light even the more.
Prayer: God, please show me the fruit of my works. Thank you for an opportunity to bear the good fruit that only you can create. I ask you to search my heart and life allowing me to evaluate the fruit I am bearing through your eyes so that it will be beneficial to everyone you have placed in my path. Thank you Lord, Amen.