But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.”
Matthew 13 : 23
There is nothing like being able to continue to use things you have learned throughout your life. When you go back to life lessons you learned at a young age, and see the difference learning those lessons have made in your life.
One important thing to remember is that we can read, study, and learn many things that can all be important to learn. But, if you don’t use those lessons in your life, there is no way of them making any difference. When you learn something about faith, but don’t practice it, there is no chance for what you learned to have any impact.
To bear fruit, you have to put in time to let the branches take root, and grow and bear fruit. Things don’t just spring up overnight. We need to keep working at practicing what we have been taught by Jesus.
Prayer: Gracious God, you have taught us how to live our lives following your teachings. Help to continue living out these teachings in our lives. Help us to bear fruit that shares your love and grace for this world. Help us to continue to root ourselves in you, and be nourished by you so that we can continue to grow and bear fruit. Amen.
Action: Live out what you have learned from the lessons of Jesus.