A Bible Devotion


Monday, July 31, 2017

Be Fruitful

GENESIS 1:28 NLT 28 Then God blessed them and said, "Be fruitful and multiply. Fill the earth and govern it. Reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, and all the animals that scurry along the ground."

These are the first words God spoke to a human being.

Being fruitful means being productive. That can include producing children, but it certainly is not limited to that. It means to produce something or accomplish something.

Being fruitful gives you a sense of accomplishment, the feeling that you made a difference.

It does not have to be something others consider great or something that will make you famous. Keeping a clean home and providing for your family is being productive. Here are some more ideas:

Fix something. Bake something. Build something. Plant something. Start something. Invent something. Nurture something. Help someone.

Anything that helps people can be fulfilling. This is your purpose as a human being. This is what will fulfill you and give you satisfaction. (Of course, without God we will never be satisfied, no matter what we do.)

People who are not productive are not happy because God created us to be productive. We are designed to accomplish.

Every living human being is capable of this. No matter who you are, or what your limitations are, there is some way you can make a difference. For example, everyone can pray for others.

Things such as too much entertainment can keep us from being fruitful. When that happens we feel unsatisfied and unfulfilled. But more entertainment is not the answer. Only walking with God and being fruitful will satisfy us, because that is how God designed us.

SAY THIS: I can, and will, be fruitful.


 

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