Saturday, April 24, 2010

Blooming Fruit

I drive past some type of purple tree/bush each was blooming one day and done the next. The flowers are the same one minute gone the next. Made me think about John 15. How are we like fruit? Do we bear fruit just in season or should we always have the fruit of the Spirit (Gal 5:22)? Obviously we can't bear fruit on our own, only as we remain in Christ... so does that mean He has a time for us to bear fruit? Is it a one time deal, like an annual, or a yearly thing like a perennial? Last year I remember the phlox in my front garden blooming early, freezing, then blooming again. I know I want to bear fruit that will I better get to loving! Read all of John's good!
Eccl 3:11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.

Trust is something that God is working on in me right now! He has been for quite awhile...but I keep getting in the way! I read this verse in the message and it totally caught my attention.....Here it is in AMP:
Therefore thus says the Lord God, Behold, I am laying in Zion for a foundation a Stone, a tested Stone, a precious Cornerstone of sure foundation; he who believes (trusts in, relies on, and adheres to that Stone) will not be ashamed or give way or hasten away [in sudden panic]. Isaiah 28:16 AMP The NIV says: the one who trusts will never be dismayed. And the message version that caught my attention says: a trusting life won't topple.

I say that I trust God and that I trust others in my life (husband, family, friends) but I've been shown this week that I really don't!!!! If I am not trusting and respecting my husband, then I am not honoring and trusting God. If I am don't have love I am nothing...and love always trusts (1 Corinthians 13)
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