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Last week, I had a series of posts about fruitfulness. As I have thought more about this topic, I wondered, How long do you wait?
How long do you wait:
- before naming that you have been busy and not bearing fruit?
- to make a change?
- to celebrate fruit that is being born?
- before checking something out with your District Superintendent?
- when a stakeholder is disgruntled?
How do we help people live fruitfully in their day to day life?
Ultimately, the church is not about keeping a variety of interesting programs running and giving people something that to do that is segmented from the rest of their lives. We are about equipping people to live fruitfully in their every day life – at work, with their family, when grocery shopping or even when they show up to worship.
What are some practices that you have found that equip people for living daily the fruit of the spirit?
How do we separate busyness and fruitfulness?
Fruitfulness leads to the fruit of the spirit are evidenced among the people. Another way to consider this is to see lives changed, communities transformed and the church renewed.
Busyness does not lead to evidence of the fruit of the spirit. Busyness does not lead to changed lives, transformed communities or renewal within the church.