When you begin to understand how much God loves you, it’s easy and natural to love Him back like you never have before. You develop a deep and passionate desire to know more about Him. He’s God. He’s so much more than we can even imagine. And the wonderful thing is, the more we want, the more there is to know.
There is always more to have in the kingdom, even the fruits of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Now imagine a fruit tree. Have you ever noticed that the fruit at the top is always riper than the fruit lower down? Those are the ones the birds go after because they’re the juiciest. They’re the ones you have to climb up for.
Salvation is free to everyone who received Jesus as Lord, but beyond that, what we get from the kingdom depends on how much we want. Some servants returned profits from the talents their master left them and some buried them. (Mat 25:15)
I think there is more to all the gifts that we’ve been given if we press in. I want to know what is at the top of the tree. I want to climb up higher and explore the sweeter fruits. Who’s with me?
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