What is a Fruitful Life?
Sunday, January 09 2011, 11:16 PM EST - Contributed by: Sam Stone
A fruitful life is a life filled with love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. These are the elements of the fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22-23). Therefore, in order to be fruitful, you must be in the Spirit and cultivate your spiritual formation.
Living a fruitful life is “heaven on earth” because it is the manifestation of the kingdom of God in your life, since the kingdom of God is being “in the Holy Spirit.” (Rom. 14:17)
Therefore, the pursuit of the fruitful life is to seek the kingdom of God, which, according to Jesus, must be our first priority in life, "But seek first the kingdom of God?? and his?? righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well" (Mat. 6:33) Based on this verse, when you pursue the fruitful life, all other needs of your life will be taken care of.
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