Certified So: Redefining Happiness
Much Fruit

The miracle of "much fruit"

Doesn't ever happen

Just because our faith

Feels strong.

Or just because

We can't imagine

Anything we're doing wrong.

If we could,

We'd need to ask forgiveness

Of course.Ezekiel 18:30-32

And then abide in Him

And He in us,

Of course.John 15:4, 10

But then,

A nanosecond later,

And even when it feels

As if our faith

Is very small,

Or even if it seems

As if we've hardly any

Happiness at all,

Even then,

If we seek to feed

The needs of others first,

We will start to see

And comprehend

Why the miracle

Of "much fruit"

Is really very,

Very little us,

And very everything Him!2 Corinthians 12:7-10Psalm 71:14-19


Now we know,

From what the Lord Himself

Has shown us,

That even if we only have

An apple's worth

Of happiness


With God,

It is utterly


To ever give it all away!

"And Elijah

Said to her,

'Do not fear.

Go and do

As you have said,

But make me a small cake

From it first,

And bring it to me.


Make some

For yourself

And your son.' "1 Kings 17:13