a loaded bookmark

I don’t recall where I got this bookmark but it’s given food for pondering lately.

Questions for Discerning if Something is of God
Does it give glory to Jesus Christ in the present and the future?
John 14:26; John 16:13-14

Is it consistent with the intentions and character of God as revealed in Scripture?
John 2:22; 2 Timothy 3:14-17

Do other people who are filled with the Holy Spirit have a confirming witness?
1 Corinthians 14:29

Is there confirmation in objectively verifiable events or facts?
(What fruit comes from it?)
Deuteronomy 18:21-22; Isaiah 55:10-11

A friend frequently asks – Where is the fruit?
Many days I wonder…

Sometimes our fruit is a simple plum as we spend time with another.

Like a tasty “apple” as we share our leftovers with friends.

Maybe a tree planted so they can be the ones to see new fruit.

Through the Word we are put together and shaped up for the tasks God has for us.
2 Timothy 3:17

Thank you for the fruit you share with me!


4 thoughts on “a loaded bookmark

  1. Someone gave me this bookmark recently as well. Good stuff –although sometimes, when we are asked to step out in faith, it can seem like the verifiable facts part can take a long time to show up.

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