“He will renew your strength, and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring whose water never fails.” – Isaiah 58:11
A watered garden produces abundant fruit. But note that every formulation for our success starts with God:
“You ought to say, ‘If the Lord wills, we shall live and also do this or that.’” – James 4:15
“Delight yourself in the LORD; And He will give you the desires of your heart.” – Psalm 37:4
“Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you.” – Matthew 6:33
We do well when we recognize the preeminence of God. We will be fruitful as He fulfills the gifts and talents appropriate to our calling. He will orchestrate circumstances of opportunities we never imagined.
Our fruitfulness is a result of faith in God:
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And do not lean on your own understanding.” – Proverbs 3:5
And His ways are better than ours:
“For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.” – Isaiah 55:9
Our fruitfulness comes as we release control. We are pragmatic but that is a product of the Fall, when Adam and Eve were put out of the Garden of Eden. Once separated from God’s abundant provision, Adam had to toil to provide for himself.
But now we are encouraged in hearing:
“God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:19
Jesus Christ has re-opened the closed way to the Tree of Life (Genesis 3:24) that we might “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth. – Genesis 1:28