Ferre Fructum = Bearing Fruit Test
Ferre Fructum = Bear Fruit in Latin
PART SIX OF SIX
This week we went through a little test to see how we are bearing fruit where God has placed us. There were four indicators to test ourselves:
Indicator #1 – Does the way I am living bear fruit?
Indicator #2 – Am I using my gifts and looking to do good everywhere I go?
Indicator #3 – Am I looking for opportunities to lead people to Jesus?
Indicator #4 – Am I making disciples?
Now it is time to measure our fruits. Our main verse for this week has been, “You will recognize them by their fruits.” I want to give you four statements and ask you to give yourself a grade from 1-10 on each statement (1=not true (false), 10=excellent (absolutely true)):
- You will recognize the fruit of (insert your name here) by the way (he or she) is living (above reproach).
- You will recognize the fruit of (insert your name here) because (he or she) uses (his or her) gifts and looks to do good everywhere (he or she) goes.
- You will recognize the fruit of (insert your name here) by the way (he or she) evangelizes and leads people to Jesus.
- You will recognize the fruit of (insert your name here) by the way (he or she) makes disciples.
Be completely honest with yourself. What were your scores? In what area did you score the lowest? I believe we all have areas we can improve in, and I pray these areas have been revealed this week through the readings and the short four-question test above. You know what the beautiful thing about sanctification and chasing Perfection is? There is always room for improvement. I see a clear area out of the four I definitely need to work on and I am going to get started today. How about you?
Just for today, look at your lowest score and identify one area of bearing fruit you can improve in (I also recommend you go back and read the blog post on that particular subject from earlier this week). Pray for the Lord’s help and take a positive step on improving in this area. Come up with a game plan and timeline for improvement.
Tune in tomorrow for Song of Sunday.