Somewhere between 1980/1981 I was studying the Bible and I came across this verse (2 Peter 1:8), I was so inspired I knew I had it made, I said this means I will always be productive. I just knew I will be a success. I was reading the Bible I came across this so I went and I studied all those things that he said to add, that was years ago and for several months this portion of the Bible meant so much to me (2 Peter 1:4-8). God does not want us to live unproductive lives, he wants us to be successful in everything. Never live your life according to someone's experience of life, live your life according to what God's word says and personalize it.
John 15:2 says “Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.
John 15:8 says “Herein is my father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. God wants us to bear much fruit, he wants us to be productive.
When I studied these verses of scripture, I knew I was going to be remarkably successful in life. If you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from falling. I had made up my mind that I was going to have them in increasing measure; in other words, I was going to continue and grow in them. The word of God says, these 7 things will keep you from being ineffective, barren, or unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
The scripture says in Colossians 1:10 “That ye might walk worthy of the lord unto all pleasing being fruitful in every good work being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God.”
I'm going to be much bigger than I am today in influence and in everything that concerns me. You've got to have dominion for the gospel, because productivity is your lifestyle.
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