What does God do with
You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. John 15:16
Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; John 15:8
Have you ever wondered what God does with the fruit you bear daily?
Do you wonder if some of those Fruits of the Spirit you bear ever fall on good ground, get picked and used, or just fall by the wayside and go unused?
I don’t believe we who are true believers bear any unused or wasted fruit if we are truly walking in the Spirit and abiding in the Vine.
If we are bearing good fruit God can and will use it for His glory and it is not our job to wonder or worry about it.
Our job is to just be fruitful, bear good fruit, and leave the rest up to God.
That guy that walks dogs everyday,
Elderly man with head of gray,
Have you ever asked him
How to get to heaven?
The people on the street,
Each one you meet,
This poem was inspired by a quote on my daily calendar “The Grace of Encouragement” by Charles R. Swindoll.
I have had this calendar for many years and it has inspired me over and over.
I heard His words echo “Follow,
Follow Me” and my heart told me go,
Go, leave the chaos, Follow Him,
Him, who knows all there is to know.
Loop and Syllabic Rhyme
OctPoWriMo Day 11
My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.” John 10:27
Wind turns up collars
At the local bus stop
Conversation turns to weather
“Winter is trying to sneak in early”
I see you
Standing on the street corner
Holding a cardboard sign that says
Walking thru this world
Alone, looking for friends?
Searching for joy and love?
I found them unexpectedly
In my backyard.
Getting to know my neighbors
Betters our community
And inspires one another
This summer I was blessed to get to know a few of my neighbor’s better.
It all happened because of a fallen tree in my backyard.
One windy stormy night last Spring a good sized evergreen in my yard was taken down by lightening or wind. Thankfully it fell away from the building and caused no harm.
A few days later a maintenance man cut the tree down and hauled it away leaving a big stump where it had been.
For many days I would gaze out my window at that stump, missing the tree and thinking something needed to take its place to brighten up the yard.
Since I am fond of rock gardens and painting inspirational rocks I decided to put some plants and rocks in around the stump.
My grandson helped me move a potted plant I had to sit on the stump. Then we planted some flowering ground cover perennials and seeds. Since the ground around the stump was so hard and root filled we couldn’t easily dig or plant much but we managed to get some flowers in. Then we put a few rocks around.
A few weeks later my granddaughter came over and we painted a bunch of inspirational rocks to put out.
Through all of this a few of my neighbors who I didn’t really know well were watching the progression and they came out to admire and ask if they could help. They added more unique beautiful items and one of them offered to water the plants daily.
Through all this the project grew and blossomed and we all became friends and now are sharing a common interest of beautifying our backyards to benefit us all.