Life in the Spirit – Persistence
Luke 13:1-9 …Then [Jesus] told this parable: “A man had a fig tree growing in his vineyard, and he went to look for fruit on it but did not find any. So he said to the man who took care of the vineyard, ‘For three years now I’ve been coming to look for fruit on this fig tree and haven’t found any. Cut it down! Why should it use up the soil?’
“‘Sir,’ the man replied, ‘leave it alone for one more year, and I’ll dig around it and fertilize it. If it bears fruit next year, fine! If not, then cut it down.’”
Evangelism depends on having the right mindset—the most important thing in anyone’s life is their relationship to Jesus Christ. It also needs persistence. Let God move you to seek “one more year” for that friend or acquaintance who may yet respond to God’s message as you share it with them.