A Flow from God is Needed for Your Christian Personal Development

This is the continuation of the teaching series on the Ultimate Guide to Christian personal development.

A Flow from God is Needed for Your Christian Personal Development
Developing the right mentality for success

This is the link to the last teaching in the series, how to get connected to God

Now, I want you to read through the next teaching in the series, A Flow from God is Needed for Your Christian Personal Development…

Note: You can download the full ebook guide of these teachings, Ultimate Guide To Christian Personal Development and read at your own convenience by subscribing at Bible Short Reports

Have you ever seen a healthy tree with healthy branches, leaves and fruits without a root that connects it to the soil? Surely, we all know that the tree receives its nutrients from the soil through its roots.

The tree, in turn, passes these nutrients to its branches, to the leaves and then the fruits are produced. Jesus Christ called Himself the true Vine and said every branch connected to Him should bear fruit (John 15 : 1).

Please note the underlined word, should. The branches must bear fruits because they would surely receive nutrients for fruit production from Him, the Vine. Now we know that Jesus receives these nutrients from God the Father because in (John 14 : 24), He said, “….and the Word which you hear is not Mine but the Father’s who sent me”.

He also showed this connection in (John 5 : 30) when He said, “I can of myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and my judgement is righteous, because I do not seek my own will but the will of the Father who sent me”.

He always showed us that His connection to the Father, just like the tree to the soil, is the source of the ‘nutrient’ or strength that we need to be fruitful or successful as Christians.

I want you to note from Jesus’ statement in (John 15: 2), “Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away…” Every branch in Him! This implies that it is possible to be a Christian and not bear fruit or have a positive Godly personal development!

The million-dollar question is: “Why a branch would be connected to Jesus and not bear fruit? The simple answer is: “Though the branch is connected but it is not allowing a flow of nutrients from Jesus (the Vine) to it!”

For any meaningful personal development, a regular flow is needed from God to you even after you have satisfied the condition treated under the last chapter.

God Made You

“You (God) created every part of me. You put me together in my mother’s womb” (Psalm 139 : 13) (GN). “Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! It is amazing to think about. Your workmanship is marvelous” (Psalm 139:14) (LB).

The Psalmist in the passages above understood and acknowledge God’s role in putting the bits and pieces of him together. It’s right to say that the one who is the Creator is qualified to know how an individual can achieve meaningful self- development and also carry out effectively the role of helping others to develop.

Allowing a regular flow from Him is about giving room for a daily cordial relationship with Him which will allow a regular flow of information from Him to you that can be of use to you in your personal development.

Moses’ personal development was greatly helped by this practice. He was always with God receiving relevant information that can help him develop effectively. Paul’s personal development also was greatly helped by this regular flow.

This regular flow also helped fisherman Peter (Luke 5 : 3, 10) to become a fisher of men (Acts 2 : 41).

God Has the Pruning Tool

I started out in ministry using an abandoned palm top computer (to type e-books) and upload to an abandoned website (to give out the e-books) and a small browsing phone to announce the e-books at social media and all over the internet.

However, I have observed how God had made me to grow or develop both as individual and as a group since that time. Jesus said, “….every branch that bears fruit He prunes that it may bear more fruit” (John 15: 3b).

God is in the business of developing people who allowed a regular flow from Him to them to develop further in all aspects of their lives and mission on this earth. The pruning tool is ever ready to work on you if you will allow it! God is the only One who can truly develop.

The first foundational pruning was done when you gave your life to Jesus Christ, allow a regular flow from God and His pruning tool will continue to work on you.

Please go to how to make your home in God  to read the next teaching in this series, the Ultimate Guide to Christian Personal Developement

Note: You can download the full ebook guide of these teachings, Ultimate Guide To Christian Personal Development and read at your own convenience by subscribing at Bible Short Reports

More resources: Personal Development Key to Success

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