Happy New Month, 1nebody family. It will be our best month yet, in the mighty name of Jesus, Amen.

Can you believe we are almost halfway through 2024? We are here today because the Lord kept us. But with June, the 6th month of the year, comes the need for a quality time of reflection and evaluation. Someone said something profound to me recently, “whoever doesn’t find time to think (reflect), will sink.” In Luke 13:7-8 NIV, a conversation between the vineyard owner and a vineyard keeper is what today’s message is built on.

“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.”

Sunday service yesterday was intense when the Pastor started asking crucial questions like: would God commend you for the first half of the year? What is the one thing you have done differently this year? What is hindering your fruitfulness? God is gracious and merciful, but like the vineyard owner, He expects fruits, and results from the visions He has given to us, the assignments He has placed in our hands, and the lives and destinies He has put under our care. It may be your career, ministry, business, children, whatever it is, He will take account (Romans 14:12; Matthew 25:19; Luke 12:42).

So, I want you, like the vineyard keeper, to reassess and reevaluate where your passion, time, and energy lie. Reflect on what your priorities have been for the first half, where and what you’ve been planting. Identify what needs cutting down, and what needs watering. This may feel like it applies only to our faith and Christian journey but it works for everything else; finances, health etc. You may also say, but we are not going to give an account now. You may be right, but eternity is made up of fragments of seconds of moments, so, the results you hope to see at the end of the year, in 3 years, 10 years, start with the decisions you make in the minutes and hours of the day.

God bless,