Who’s the Gardener you ask? Let me share some things about Him. But first, allow me to ask you a question.
Q. What happens every single day no matter what time zone you live?
A. The sun rises and sets.
Since the beginning
God created the sun, which rises and sets every single day. The sun helps crops grow. The sun is continually nurturing little plants and preparing them to blossom and produce. God created rain which waters those same plants and seedlings.
It is so exciting to see a crop finally reach full bloom and produce a harvest.
It’s the same thing with us, the branches. Remember that we are the branches. How exciting it is for God when we the branches produce fruit! God, our gardener, gets excited when He sees our fruit.
John 15: 8, “This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.”
When we live in a daily relationship with the gardener, God, in essence, we will be watered and nurtured daily so we too can blossom and produce fruit, fruit that will last. And through that process, God is glorified, and we are called His children. And as we bear fruit, we become disciple-makers. Disciple-makers glorify God and help others to produce fruit.
Just like a fruit tree goes through seasons, we as disciple-makers go through seasons. Our work is never done. We prune, we grow, we produce and start over again. With each cycle, we grow closer to God, and our roots grow deeper and stronger.
Don’t be someone who gets cut off from the vine. Allow the gardener to care for you and to help you grow. Allow the Lord to nurture and prepare you for great days ahead.
Thank you, God for being the gardener in our lives. I pray our crops will explode into a golden harvest, bringing honor and glory to you Lord every day. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.
In His Service
Jeanette Duby, The Teaching Lady
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