Being a Christian is more that believing in the philosophy of Jesus or having a fish bumper sticker on our car. Are we actively a “follower of Jesus” and plugged in? Jesus said, “I am the vine; you are the branches.”
If we are really connected to God through Christ, our lives will bear fruit— evidence that we’re connected and growing in our path toward Spiritual Maturity. It’s also part of God’s way to minister directly to us and to the world He loves through us.
We can do a lot of good things if we try real hard and work at it. But with God’s Holy Spirit working in us, His blessings will just leak out of us all over the place.