We are chosen by God. We are appointed to go, wherever that go might be. Some of us are sent to make disciples in other nations of the world, some are appointed to stay and to reach and to make disciples of our own children, neighbors, friends, co-workers. God’s will is that the fruit of our lives brings spiritual sustenance and nourishment to others and that the fruit of our life remains, is lasting and enduring, even down through successive generations. We read in the fifteenth chapter of John that this is only possible as we remain, dwell, stay, and abide in Christ. We must be drawing our life-giving sustenance from Him. Just as a plant drinks up nourishment from the earth and that nourishment flows through the plant and eventually causes it to bring forth fruit, we draw our spiritual nourishment from Christ resulting in fruit being produced in our life. Our concentration isn’t on making the fruit happen, but on staying connected, rooted and grounded, in Christ. The fruit is a then a natural consequence.