Constantly

 

The gospel is constantly
bearing fruit

and spreading
by God’s power

just like it’s doing
among us

since we heard it
that first hour.

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You are with me, bearing fruit.

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“Indeed, just as in the whole world the gospel is constantly bearing fruit and spreading [by God’s power], just as it has been doing among you ever since the day you first heard of it and understood the grace of God in truth [becoming thoroughly and deeply acquainted with it].

Colossians 1:6 AMP

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Sowing Seed

 

I’ll sow My word
within your heart

My will
within your mind

watching it
taking root

a hundred fold
this time.

My growth is established by You.

“But he who received seed on the good ground is he who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and produces: some a hundred fold, some sixty, some thirty.” Matthew 13:23 NKJV

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Upright

 

I pour My loving kindness
upon you
every morning

and cover you with
My faithfulness
each night

so you keep flourishing
and bearing fruit
in old age

declaring I’m
your Lord
Upright.

 

A laid down life triumphs in the works of God’s hands.

“It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to declare Your loving kindness in the morning, and Your faithfulness every night. For You, Lord, have made me glad through Your work; I will triumph in the works of Your hands. Those who are planted in the house of the Lord, shall still bear fruit in old age; they shall be fresh and flourishing, to declare that the Lord is upright.” Psalm 92:1,2,4,12,14,15 NKJV

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What Shall We Do

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“Therefore every tree which does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.” Luke 3:9  NKJV
“So the people asked him, saying, ‘What shall we do then?’ ” Luke 3:10  NKJV

John gave the people simple , specific , doable ways to respond:  to give to those who don’t have food and clothing if they did have those things. Tax collectors were told not to collect more than appointed them. And soldiers were not to intimidate or falsely accuse and be content with their wages.

Thank You, Lord, for helping us bear good fruits that glorify and honor You.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

You will bear fruits
worthy of repentance
as I gather you
unto Me

and each time you ask
“what shall we do”
I’ll answer, “do justly
and love mercy.”

God bless you as you bear the fruit of repentance today!

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Old Age and the Ageless One

“They shall still bear fruit in old age;
They shall be fresh and flourishing,
To declare that the LORD is upright;
He is my rock, and there is no
unrighteousness in Him.”   Psalms 92:14-15

Jesus is our fountain of youth.

Lord, we thank You for never considering us to be too old for You.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Flourishing

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We see the signs
of aging

we hear the words
“too old”

but  Holy Spirit
doesn’t retire

once He’s taken
a hold.

He Prunes

“I am the true vine and My Father is the vinedresser.
Every branch in me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit.” John 15:1-2

When my husband pruned the neighbors apple tree late last fall, I was more concerned about him than the tree. The tree now shows no evidence or scarring from what was done.

Father, I look forward to You pruning me and trust You to take away what isn’t healthy or helpful in my life right now, while concentrating and tightening what is working, keeping me close to the Vine. And here’s a simple poem . . .

Closer To The Root

As the apple tree is pruned
in late fall and early winter
so during my time of rest
You take away what hinders
then as the season comes again
in which to bear much fruit
I won’t miss what’s gone , but rejoice
in being closer to the Root.

With What We Have

“Therefore every tree which does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.” Luke 3:9
“So the people asked him, saying, “What shall we do then?” Luke 3:10

John the Baptist goes on to tell the people that if they have two tunics and someone has none, to give one away. Same goes with food. Tax collectors weren’t to collect more than they should. And soldiers weren’t to intimidate or falsely accuse, being content with their wages. (Luke 3:11-14)

Thank You, Lord, that in order to bear fruit, we don’t need to have more, be more or give more than what You have already given us. And here’s a simple poem . . .

What To Bear

Extra canned goods
clutter the pantry

unworn clothes
hang about

asking to be blessings
instead of burdens

I basket them up
and head on out.

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