It’s summertime here in Idaho and I just love seeing life thrive!!! It is everywhere that I look around. All the trees are growing and bearing fruit, flowers are blooming, gardens are bringing forth produce and I am amazed that all of these things began with a small seed planted into the dirt that along with water and the light of sunshine have produced such divine works of art by our Creator!!! As I ponder this today, Father speaks to my heart thru this Bible verse here:
“The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. He who loves his life loses it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it to life eternal. If anyone serves Me, he must follow Me, and where I am, there My servant will be also; if anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him.”
When you go into a store in the beginning of spring after the cold winter season, you see little packages containing seeds that must be pressed down, buried, put out of sight, then watered and given light and over time, those pressed down, buried seeds put out of sight have produced great beauty that glorifies our Creator and produces that which brings blessing to the people of the earth.
Jesus likens this to our lives. Each one of us are as seeds capable of growing into uniquely beautiful creations that bring glory to our Father and that bless others.
In order for our Father to be glorified and in order for others to see the blessing of divine fruit produced thru us, though, there are seeds of sin that must be pressed down, buried from sight, watered with our Father’s living waters and warmed by His sunlight to be anything but a dead seed that is unfruitful in its left unattended state. For each of us, that sin that Father wants to bury and in it’s place grow or produce what is of beauty and fruitfulness is different from each other and He can guide us each individually as to what that is. What is it for you, sweet saint??? I ask myself the same question and I love the visual of taking whatever that sin is and with our Father’s help, seeing it buried, put out of sight – not visible any more, having it watered by His living waters and warmed by His loving sunlight to see our lives produce forth what is of blessing to Father and others and oh how wonderful to think of ourselves as being our best potential of bringing forth greatness thru our lives in this life for heaven!!! HOOORRRAAAHHH!!! LET’S GO FOR IT, SAINTS!!! 🙂
To love our lives enough to hate our lives of sin is not what earns us heaven because our faith in Christ Jesus’ work of beauty on the cross has forever rescued us and given us a place in His heavenly kingdom, but we get to live life our best here and Father’s promise is that if we lose our lives on this earth for Him, we will keep all of what our lives produce in heaven in heavenly rewards!!! As Father says:
“God is not unjust; He will not forget your hard work and the love that you show Him as you help His people and continue to help them.”
“Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with me, to render to every man according to what he has done.”
The fields are ripe for harvest – the potential of the dirt fields within us each are such that they can produce a tremendous harvest of blessing!!! What can we each willingly bury and look to our Father to help raise up blessing in its place??? Proud of ya’s for praying about it with me praying about it, too!!!
“We can do all things thru Christ who gives us strength.”
Jesus said: “I am the vine, you are the branches, apart from me you can do nothing. If you abide in Me and I in you, together we will bear much fruit.”
Jesus’ precious grace is sufficient for us to bury what we want to!!! His grace is sufficient to smile upon us wherever we are at in life!!! His grace is sufficient to work in us to will and act according to His purpose as we yield the seeds within us to Him for divine purposes!!! His grace changes us divinely as this song says here!!! How exciting to be the masterpiece of our Father’s work happening in us!!! Let us shake with the divine changes that take place within us with Father’s Spirit watering us with living waters and moving us to the amazing!!!
Much love to you, precious saints!!! Jesus understands us, does not condemn us and also sees us with tremendous divine ability to do amazing things to bring heaven’s harvest to earth as we look to Him to provide the divine to take place within us, thru us and all around us!!! I’m a gal going in being buried in the depths of heart and trusting Father to work at growing to produce the heavenly from within me with ya!!! WOOOHOOO!!! How exciting to see the heavenly of Father working in us popping up wherever we are planted!!! We are His beautiful garden and He is caring for us perfectly!!! Blessed are we to be His fearfully and wonderfully made works!!! We can know that full well and oh that just makes me smile!!! 🙂