I read a quote years ago. I wrote it in a card of quotes that I reflect on and pray over often.
Christ calls us to be frutiful. He tells us that the Father has designed us to bear fruit that will last.
How do we produce fruit? By faithfully remaining in Him.
In a sense, on Thursday, we need to pray for both:
God help us to be faithful, so that we may in turn be fruitful.
John 15:4-5, 16
4 Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me.
5 “Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing.
16 You didn’t choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, using my name. 17 This is my command: Love each other.