July 29 Daily Pause
July 29, 2020 | Andy Lynch
READ: Matthew 7:15-20
REFLECTION: I love how simple Jesus makes it for us. “Look at their fruit.” Is it the fruit that is supposed to be coming from that kind of tree? Is it good, plump, ripe, delicious fruit? Can I ask you a personal question? Do you see fruit in your life? Can I give you some encouragement? You’re not in charge of how good the fruit is. He is. Your job is to stay connected to the vine. John 15 comes to mind, yet again. Jesus implores his disciples to remain in the vine. How’s your vine time? How about your family? Do you need to encourage someone in your life to Connect to the vine?
PRAYER: Jesus, thank you for helping us understand. Thank you for doing amazing things through us. We love being connected to you. We love seeing you work through us. Renew our minds and transform our hearts as we remain connected to you. Help us encourage others to connect to you as well. In Jesus' name, amen.