Bear much fruit: How to answer, “what do you do?”

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We are called to bear much fruit. “Bear much fruit” is a metaphor used by Jesus to describe living a life of goodness, righteousness, and faithfulness. When Christians produce good works, spiritual maturity, kindness, and disciples, they are seen as bearing fruit. The phrase “bear fruit” means to yield results or benefits from one’s work or efforts, and can refer to the literal bearing of fruit from plants or more figurative positive outcomes from actions and endeavorsIn any application, to bear fruit is to realize some return for efforts put forth.

Considering our top priorities, what do you do to bear much fruit?

Ways to bear much fruit as a Christian?

Ways to bear much fruit as a Husband?

  • Spend quality time with your spouse: Make sure to spend time with your spouse and communicate with them regularly. This will help you understand their needs and desires better, and strengthen your relationship.
  • Be supportive: Be supportive of your spouse’s goals and aspirations. Encourage them to pursue their dreams and help them achieve them.
  • Be a good listener: Listen to your spouse when they talk to you. This will help you understand their perspective and show them that you care.
  • Be affectionate: Show your spouse that you love them by being affectionate. This can be as simple as holding hands, hugging, or kissing.
  • Be patient: Marriage is a journey, and it takes time to build a strong relationship. Be patient with your spouse and work together to overcome any challenges that come your way.

Ways to bear much fruit as a dad?

  • Spend quality time with your children: Spending quality time with your children is one of the most important things you can do as a dad. It helps build a strong bond between you and your children, and it also helps them feel loved and valued.
  • Be a good role model: Children learn by example, so it’s important to be a good role model for your children. This means being honest, respectful, and responsible.
  • Encourage your children: Encouragement is key to helping your children grow and develop. Encourage them to try new things, and be there to support them when they need it.
  • Be involved in your children’s lives: Being involved in your children’s lives is important for their development. Attend their school events, help them with their homework, and be there to listen when they need to talk.
  • Teach your children life skills: Teaching your children life skills is important for their future success. Teach them how to cook, clean, and do laundry. These skills will help them become independent adults.

Remember, being a dad is one of the most important roles you will ever have. By following these tips, you can help your children grow and develop into happy, healthy, and successful adults.


Verse: John 15:8

This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.

Firstly, let’s be the dads who do what it takes to bring glory to God. Secondly, let’s be the dads who do what is necessary to bear much fruit. Finally, let’s be the dads who do what Jesus asks of us to be His disciples.

What to do to bring glory to God?

Remember, being a father is a great responsibility and a blessing. By raising your children with love, wisdom, and faith, you can bring glory to God and make a positive impact on their lives.

What to do to bear much fruit?

What to do to show you are a disciple of Jesus?

Remember, being a disciple of Jesus is not just about what we do, but about who we are. It’s about having a personal relationship with Jesus and following him with our whole heart.

Further More, it starts with a question

Today’s Devotional starts with a question about what question most-often gets asked when strangers meet at a social gathering. “So, what do you do?” It’s an icebreaker and can help get the conversation started and even extend if the question is reciprocated.

How do you answer? Does it relate to your priorities as a dad of God, Wife, Kids, everything else? Where would you start if you were to answer in alignment with your priorities? Today’s Devotional points out how “every Christian could answer the question with the exact same template:”

"I serve the Lord Jesus Christ by working as a (name your position)"

Consider what God’s Word tells us in Romans 1

1Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God— 2the gospel he promised beforehand through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures 3regarding his Son, who as to his earthly life was a descendant of David, 4and who through the Spirit of holiness was appointed the Son of God in power by his resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ our Lord.

That’s right, our job is to serve God!

No matter what our title is, our job is to serve God, as husbands, dads, and whatever work we do as Today’s Devotional shares “no matter the venues of our vocations”.

John 6:38 explains how Jesus “came into the world to accomplish His Father’s will, so we go into the world to accomplish Jesus’ will”, check out Matthew 28:19-20 and John 20:21.

For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me.
John 6:38 NIV
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Matthew 28:19-20 NIV
Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.”

John 20:21

Considerations to bear much fruit
Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.”
John 20:21 NIV

What do you do? What do you accomplish?

Today’s Devotional expresses it this way:

  • “earning our daily bread through our labor”
  • “extending the Kingdom of God by manifesting Christ’s love and values to others”

He who disregards his calling will never keep the straight path in the duties of his work.


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