Friday, May 2, 2008

Fresh Or Rotting?


I love all types of fresh fruit: apples, oranges, mangos, pineapple,watermelon, honeydew, cantalope, tangerines, etc. The colors, smells, and delicious taste, of these fruits are such a delight to my senses. But, when I am at the farmers market, and I see discolored, bruised, smelly, rotting fruit it turns me away. I wonder how God sees me? Is He happy with the fruit I am growing in my life? Or, does He smell some rotting fruit on my tree? Instead of withering away, do my branches need to be cut back, in order to allow more fruitful growth? What about you my friend, how is your fruit? May you be freshly blessed. My Prayer: Dear heavenly Father, please prune me, and help restore fruitful growth in my life. I want to be a delight to Your senses, not a rotting stench. Thank You for planting me, and helping me to grow daily. I love You precious Lord. In Your beautiful name, I ask these things, believing You hear me, and will answer my prayer, in Your time. Amen


4 comments:

luvmy4sons said...

Oh, to bear good fruit for our Father! LOVED this analogy! Have a great weekend, my friend!

Julie said...

Good "food" for thought, my friend. Thanks for the gentle reminders!

Love and Prayers,
Julie

Tracy Berta-daughter to the King, wife, mother, speaker, writer said...

Denise,
Oh, my heart cries Amen! What a beautiful prayer.

Blessings, friend!

A Stone Gatherer said...

What a wonderful picture Denise! If I need to be prune, prune me Lord! I want to produce much "good" fruit!