Jesus Helps Us Bear Fruit

March 16, 2002
by Amy Garner

John 15:5 – I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. (NKJV)

When I heard about a mission group successfully smuggling Bibles into Russia, I wanted to help. Since I did not have any extra money to give, I prayed for ten dollars.

The next day, I went to town to purchase a couple of night-gowns and a robe. I was to check into the hospital for a test concerning my lymphoma the following morning. That afternoon, when I returned home, there was an envelope pinned to my screen door, with a ten-dollar bill and a note inside. The note said to take the money and buy a night-gown. Since I had just purchased all that was necessary for my hospital stay, I figured that the Lord sent the money for those much-needed Bibles.

Very soon after that happened, I took a small, dark-brown candy tin with a lid, and made a "Bible" bank. I asked the Lord to bless my efforts, and began to fill it with any loose change found in the washer, on the street, or anywhere lost change can be found. Over the years, quite a bit of change moved through that small beat-up can, to buy Bibles. I prayed that much fruit would be produced through those Bibles.

When we seek God's guidance through the scriptures and prayer, we will receive the assurance we need, as servants, to be faithful and to produce fruit.

Prayer: Lord, help us always to seek Your guidance early each morning. We thank You for what You have already done in our lives, and also for all the wonderful opportunities You give us to serve You. May we bear much fruit for Your glory. Amen.

About the author:

Amy Garner
Bennett, North Carolina, USA

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