Monday, July 24, 2017

Picky About My Fruit - Bonita Y. McCoy

We become like a tree planted by a cool spring, bringing forth fruit in its time (Psalm 1:3).

Do you ever think about fruit? 

I mean as a mom and a wife I think about fruit at least once a week at the grocery store. 
I've been to some stores whose produce is lacking, bruised bananas, tiny apples, crushed and moldy grapes. 

I'm picky about my fruit. 

I think God is picky about His fruit too. He doesn't bring it to harvest too soon, nor does He leave it lingering on the branches to rot. 

He brings it to bear at the right time.

I think sometimes we get a little impatient with God and his fruit.  We get impatient about issues and problems in our own life, and we even sometimes get impatient with trouble spots in others. 

We ask God the Father why he can't fix old so and so, or we ask why is it taking so long for our prayers to be answered? 

But as it says in Psalm 1:3, He brings forth the fruit in its time. That's one thing about our Father; He is never too early, nor is He ever too late. 

Challenge: Ask the Lord to produce fruit in your life: Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Gentleness, Goodness, Faithfulness, and Self Control.

Finding Beautiful Pieces of Grace,