Friday, August 18, 2017

Yield the fruit of the season!

That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—whatever they do prospers. which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers.” (Psalm 1:3)

Believe it or not but if you live in the Northeast change is coming.

Seasons are a beautiful experience!

Today I decided to remove what was left of my cucumber vines. The season was very fruitful. The abundance was shared with my neighbors and friends. As I cut away all the dead leaves I noticed there was one vine that had attached itself to my window shutter. I could see even as an end is about to come that this vine continued to produce flowers—flowers that with the right conditions would turn into fruit.

But, I realized that no matter how much this vine wants to continue in its efforts to produce cucumbers, the season will bring it to a halt.

It reminded me of life’s cycles. One day I am 16 years old and life did not have any cares that concerned me. My body underwent a physical attack and my season came crashing down. The doctor said, “you have Rheumatoid Arthritis”. The simplicities of yesterday now were a challenge.

Women have babies that leave their bodies changed; no longer able to slip into those skinny jeans. Sorry for the reminder. Seasons change!

Imagine trying to fit into those jeans because you were willing to torture your body and insisted on conforming it to the size 2 we used to be. Well try if you must, but it will not work apart from a broken seam.

Life is a book of seasons with chapters that have beginnings and an end. Let’s enjoy them!

The Samaritan women when confronted with the choice of receiving living water did not say I prefer to stay thirsty. No, seasons change and she reached out to the Water that quenched her soul! This new season produced life for those who heard her testimony. (John 4)

There is a time for everything (Ecclesiastes 3).

Psalm 1:3 reads, “which yields it fruit in season”.

Enjoy the process. Be ready when the chapter closes and a new one begins.

The cucumber vine continues to produce flowers that will not mature. The sun will change as Fall begins and Summer comes to an end. We must recognize the shift in our lives and embrace it.

So let’s not try with relentless efforts to squeeze into the old jeans. There is a sale at the department store. Get a new pair and let the new chapter in our life begin to bloom with new adventures!

Yield the fruit of the season!

My story book has an "Afterwards Page" that reads, “this life was designed to bring glory to her Maker”. Love, Jesus.

God bless you!~Liz


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