Fruit of D'Vine is the name of our monthly newsletter, based upon the biblical truth that each Christian is a “partaker of the divine nature” (2 Pet. 1:4-KJV), and that those who abide in Christ, the Vine, and are thus living truth, will bear godly fruit just as he did.
“Maybe, Just Maybe, God Can…”
January 2019First of all, JOYOUS NEW YEAR!!! PerHAPS this year some bad things will HAPpen to you. In fact, you will most likely have some misHAPS and therefore may not always be “HAPpy,” but manifesting THE JOY OF THE LORD is our choice, no matter the circumstances.
When we launched The Living Truth Fellowship in early 2010, we very specifically chose the name that describes our overall goal: to LIVE God’s TRUTH, not just to know it. In God’s amazing grace and mercy, He has opened His Word to us in great depth, but, as per the following verses, we must ACT on it day by day in order to bring forth the fruit He desires in our lives.
How's Your Fruit Account
December 2018God bless you SUPER-abundantly! The main “takeaway” truth from this last letter of 2018 is expressed in the following verse, which debunks today’s independent, self-made-man mindset so prevalent in our western culture and orients us to our Heavenly Father as the source of all good things (Ps. 84:11).
Some Keys To Spiritual Perseverance
November 2018That appellation sounds good, but what exactly does “stalwart” mean? Good question. “Strongly built; sturdy and robust; strong and brave; valiant; firm, steadfast, uncompromising.” Plenty of verses in God’s wonderful Word support those definitions as to who He has made you to be as His child and a minister in the Body of Christ. Yeah, I know, now all we gotta do is live up to them. Easier said than done, but certainly attainable, with the Lord’s help.
The Path We Have Chosen
October 2018Like Peter wrote in his first epistle, “Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls” (1 Pet. 1:8-9). Certainly he will honor any devotion on our part by coming alongside us and working in us to will and to do of God’s good pleasure.
“Our chief role in devotion [to the Lord] is to allow ourselves to be loved.” That statement is from a book I’m reading titled Prophetic Wisdom, by Graham Cooke. Here are a few other profound excerpts about God’s relentless desire for relationship with each of us, His kids: