Produce fruit in keeping with repentance. And do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up children for Abraham.
As I read this scripture, my very first thought was my perspective on Christianity when I was a young adult. When asked about my faith, my immediate response was that my grandpa was a preacher. In hindsight, I am sure I said this because I wanted people to think that my faith was strong since his was. In other words, I did not have confidence in my relationship with God, and I needed to leverage somebody else’s faith as a crutch for me.
However, I do not think my approach was an isolated incident. Others may have this same perspective . . . a sense of entitlement based on the accomplishments of others.
Do you ever spend time thinking about your faith walk? Are you producing your own fruit?
My prayer for all of us during this Advent season is to plant some seeds and let God’s light reflect in you!!!