It’s kind of funny, but my wife and I are always buying plants because . . . well, we can’t keep them alive. We try! We water them (maybe not enough), allow them to get direct sunlight (not sure if they’re that kind of plant or not), and every time we walk by them we say, “I’d hate for that plant to die” (don’t know if that helps!). Come to think of it, that may be why all the plants lean away from us when we go shopping. Hmm. I’ll have to think on that one.
Anyway, in Psalm 1 a godly person is likened to a tree that is planted next to a good source of water. You know a good tree when you see one. It’s full of leaves. It’s full of fruit (apples, oranges, avocados, or mangos). Now that’s a good tree.
But we too are meant to be fruitful and healthy. God doesn’t want us to look like the Mira plants, who seem to be ok but . . . there’s some green there but . . . the pot is really nice but . . .
God wants us to be fruitful and full. In addition to Psalm 1, Jesus said that a person is known by their fruit, because their fruit is a direct result of who they are (Luke 6:43-45). If you’re fruitful (bearing love, peace, patience, kindness, and more), then congratulations. Keep plugging into whatever source is helping you become fruitful. If you’re not fruitful, what’s missing? Figure it out, fix the problem, and start bearing fruit to God’s glory!