Monday, May 30, 2016

You can be happily “planted” in the rich soil of God’s vineyard and continue to “bear fruit” for all the years that God gives to you.

 You can be “fresh and flourishing” (v.14) in the Holy Spirit. Jesus promised that “he who abides in Me, and I in him,” will continue to bear “much fruit” (John 15:5).
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.” —Paul, Galatians 5:22

Yours? Not yours ..yet? Can be yours. No charge. The fruit of the Spirit is love.. says the Bible. 

For as the earth brings forth its sprouts, And as a garden causes the things sown in it to spring up, so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise To spring up before all the nations. 

“The righteous ..shall still bear fruit in old age.” —Psalm 92:12,14

Have you been sidelined due to the sins of others or your own? God can forgive. Ask. Psalm 92 reminds each of us that no matter how old we get, how experienced we are now, we can have a new start in Jesus–a fresh, abundant and fruitful life here.
I’ve met some teens who felt that they were old with experience–too old. Perhaps they were. Hey there, no matter how old we get lookin’ outwardly as we look out through these same windows of eyes each day, we can still be young at heart. I feel the same inside and my view is the same.
Listen, by wise decisions, by right choices we can have the benefit of a well-lived lifetime of knowledge, love, character, and godly wisdom.
We can be young in heart and mind,
To others we can yet be kind,
Sing songs of praise to God through tears,
And grow in grace through all our years. 
—Zimmerman.

Faithfulness is God’s requirement–He can empower and expects this faithfulness of us. But fruitfulness is His reward. Have you seen the fruit of a harvest yet? God make your fruit of His love inside evident outside–He can use you to win people for Jesus. Go tell em. 

For as the soil makes the sprout come up and a garden causes seeds to grow, so the Sovereign Lord will make righteousness and praise spring up before all nations. 

“Drip down, O heavens, from above, And let the clouds pour down righteousness; Let the earth open up and salvation bear fruit, And righteousness spring up with it. I, the LORD, have created it.” Isaiah 45:8

For Health . For Him . For Edification . For you too . I am enjoying this Bible.. and reading Galatians 5:22-23 . with it’s Context - Sweet life fresh picked fruit ..not weird religious or fruity.. here on a hot Summer Day. 

"For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, And do not return there without watering the earth And making it bear and sprout, And furnishing seed to the sower and bread to the eater.” —Isaiah 55:10

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