We had a great time in June with the Family Week Missions Conference. The Lord allowed hubby and I to work and participate in the fun time. It was such a joy to be able to serve and spend time with the families... So thankful for all of their dedication to serve and sacrifice time away from their families to spread the Gospel. I felt humbled to see some of their children. You could tell they had never been around some of the things they experienced at my Church. for that, I am grateful.. The Lord worked in many lives, including mine.
I inspected the trees in our yard, the fruit trees that were producing at the time. The pear trees were loaded in some areas.Other limbs had none on them.The peach trees maybe had two or three.. This is nothing new. they never produce much anyway.. SOME PRUNING NEEDS TO BE DONE...
The apple trees are beautiful. One tree has a good bit on them. The other two do not have any on them. THEY NEED TO BE CUT DOWN, UPROOTED, AND MORE PLANTED..
As I started looking at the trees, The Lord placed some thoughts in my heart.
* What kind of tree would you like to be??? I would want to be a tree that produced big, beautiful, delicious pieces of fruit. I would want to be the tallest tree and the one that everyone looked up to...haha really...
* Why would I not want to be a dead tree.?? A dead tree means there is no life. no fruit produced on the tree, no new leaves.etc.. Who wants that kind of tree.. ??
Matthew 7:17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
** If no fruit, there is probably no root.. ** We need to be rooted in the word of God. We need to be steady and hold to His truth. We produce fruit by walking by faith with Him. One thing that amazes me is how trees go through the seasons. How could anyone NOT believe in the Lord after seeing His handywork all around them. He gives us the sunshine to help give the nutrients to the trees to produce the fruit, the rain, for the proper growth they need. The seasons are there for the proper time of growth they need to produce the fruit at the right time.. just saying, a ripe apple from the tree or apple orchard just would not be right in the dead of winter..WHY?? you might ask... APPLES ARE A FALL FRUIT. they just fit in the fall... lol and they arrive just in time for the fall for apple butter.. Can I get a witness on that??? I love to take the time make the apple butter. In the seasons, the Lord gives us, we can see the growth pattern. I will go more into the growth seasons tomorrow.
WHY NOT GO OUT ON A LIMB??? THAT'S WHERE THE FRUIT IS!!!