cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to
desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and
spiritual understanding; That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all
pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of
God (Colossians 1:9-10).
This is so
powerful. The Holy Spirit inspired the Apostle Paul to pray this prayer for the
Colossian Church. Notice the purpose of this beautiful, Spirit-inspired prayer:
“That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in
every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God” (Colossians 1:10).
This is God’s desire: He wants you to walk worthy of Him, pleasing Him in all things. That means when people see you or are listening to you, they’ll testify of His goodness because you’ve become the expression and testimony of His grace, greatness and love; the expression of His beauty. The Lord Jesus said something that buttresses this in John 15:5; He said, “I am the vine, ye are the branches….” We’re His extension, His beauty, and His glory.
The glory of a tree is in its branches. So if Jesus says He’s the vine and we’re the branches, He’s, therefore, saying His glory is seen in, and borne by, us. So everywhere you go, you’re showing forth His glory, pleasing Him in all things, and fruitful in every good work. It doesn’t matter what’s been assigned to you to do; you can be productive, effective and fruitful in that assignment. It’s part of our heritage in Christ. When we get involved in anything, it comes outright; growth, increase, progress and prosperity sets in. If that thing was a wilderness before we came, it becomes a “fruitful field,” and the fruitful field becomes a “forest.” Halleluiah!
You’re not ordinary; when you arrive in a place, Christ has arrived! That’s the reason you can be fruitful in every good work. When you’re given a responsibility or an official assignment, don’t say, “I don’t understand why I’m being asked to do this”; no! Don’t think or talk that way! Rather, see yourself as the right candidate for the job, and go ahead to make it a success.