The Price of Fruitfulness


August 5, 2014

Here is a courageous, open-hearted article from an adventurous woman I’ve admired ever since I learned about her and her work. “The Price of Fruitfulness” rings true in my soul, and I am going to spend time meditating on it in days just ahead. I believe it’s worth sharing with you as well.

Michele Perry

Michele Perry

D. Michele Perry

fruitremains2I love summer fruit. Cherries, strawberries, blueberries, watermelon and pineapples are some of my favorites.  But even the freshest fruit, if left alone, will spoil, mold and sour.  I don’t want my life to produce beautiful summer fruit that fades, but rather the eternal fruit that remains.  And only fruit rooted in heaven, rooted in intimacy with Jesus will stay and not sour.

Jesus tells us:

“You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name He may give to you.”  John 15:16 NASB

From this one verse, there is a plethora of directions I could go in.  Intimacy, perseverance, character, relationships. But what is most deeply on my heart is something I rarely, if ever hear spoken of any more. The price…

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