30 DAYS CHALLENGE_PRAYING FOR MY HUSBAND : DAY 13
DAY 13: THAT HE WILL BE FRUITFUL, IN AND OUT OF SEASON
Jeremiah 17:8 : He will be like a tree planted by water: it sends its roots out toward a stream, it doesn’t fear when heat comes, and its foliage remains green. It will not worry in a year of drought or cease producing fruit.
John 15:2 m: He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.
John 15:8: By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples.
The result of a Christian walk of faith should be one that bears forth fruit or fruits. In other words, we are known as disciples of Christ not by the pious platitudes we keep reciting to others or to ourselves, but by our fruitfulness.
The Bible says, “… that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples.”It’s an undisputed evidence. The evidence of Christ living in you and working through you.“
Jesus goes on to declare that He is the true vine, we are the branches and the Father is the husbandman. If we have to bear fruit we cannot be apart from the true vine, and the pruning that comes from the Father.
See, there was once a fig tree around the city of Bethany that looked great from the outside, all greeny and shady, but when Christ needed it’s fruit, it had none.
He bade the fig tree remain for ever fruitless, and immediately it began to wither_Matthew 21:17-20.
Our Lord would have used the fig tree to excellent purpose had he ordered it to be used as fuel to warm cold hands, but He did better when he used it to warm our cold hearts. I love that!
A solid teaching about our walk with Him. We need to bear fruits.
It’s not enough just to look good or speak eloquently of our Lord. Of more importance is being fruitful in this journey. Looking like a fruitful branch is not the same as being one. We need to be faithfully attached to the True vine and have a supernatural touch of the Vinedresser.
That same gospel applies to our husbands. It’s not enough for them to appear churchy, or be very good at the ‘Christianese’ language or walk around with a Christian angle and attitude, having a form of godliness by denying the power_2nd Timothy 3:5.
Our husbands may make a profession, a loud profession, of being CHRISTIANS but fail to be CHRIST-LIKE.
They may seem alright by the standards of the world and yet may fail to exhibit righteousness.
We need to pray for them that they will be sensitive to the Lord’s voice, and have a depth of understanding that pruning is for the overall good of the vine, for their fruitfulness.
That they so worth the trouble that God has time on His eternal calendar to tend their particular branches in their lives that are not bearing any fruit.
We need to pray that they will not just be standing strong at their workplaces, in church, in ministry or in their businesses, with widely-extended branches, but they are dead, and every year they become more and more decayed since they are unfruitful.
We need to pray that they will not only agree to be the Oak trees of righteousness, the Lord’s planting, but that will always draw near to the Holy fire in awe. That their inner life will be fueled by the righteousness of God and godliness.
That they will accept whatever the Lord does in their lives as way of nothing short than giving them a show-stopping prolific bloom. A bloom that will prove to the world that Jesus indeed does beautify. He doesn’t just cause growth, but a bountiful harvest.
Heavenly Father in Jesus name, I thank you for your Word this day.
You have asked us to abide in you and whatever we will ask, you shall give it into us, in accordance to your will.
I pray for my husband this day. Lord may he not depart from your presence. May he be attached to you Jesus, our True vine.
Heavenly Father, cause a prolific bloom in his life. Give him a mellow heart, that he will know whatever pruning you do, works all together for his good.
May he not despair as you prune all out that’s not in your will. May he not faint. May he not falter.
Beautify Him, take away every shame of unfruitfullness in his work place, at home, in ministry, in business, in his headship, in his fatherhood, in our marriage, in Jesus name.
I declare and decree that he’s blessed of you! His branches shall not wither, his fruit shall not be blighted, but shall bring forth a surplus harvest to the glory and honor of your name.
Heavenly Father, tend to his heart because if you do, the benefits will spread out to us.
In Jesus name I pray Amen